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Bash Noir: An Evening of Glamour & Culinary Seduction

By on June 10, 2015

Siren…

Temptress…

Femme Fatale…

What more could you want in an event inspired by the Film Noir genre?!

Bash Noir in support of the Snowsuit Fund, will be throwing a very chic and very swanky soirée. Think Grey Goose bottle service, VIP treatment and Champagne bubbles to lure you topped with opulent cocktails to tempt you.

And my favorite part…A tantalizing menu to seduce your palate.

And how apropos it is to have Ottawa’s very own Femme Fatale be the driving force behind such a creative and sultry menu, ACE Mercado’s Chef de Cuisine Trisha Donaldson. Chef Donaldson also happens to be the ONLY female chef representing Ottawa at this years Gold Medal Plates, she is truly a force to be reckoned with.

I had the pleasure of talking with Chef Donaldson about all things sexy and dangerous and how she will be tempting guests with her creative appetizers all in keeping with the theme of evening.

We are going with the fatale theme, so everything is either ‘dead’ or mysterious or dangerous…little bit sexy, little bit forbidden if you will. So all the ingredients we’ll be using will be things that are floral and really kind of seductive…vanilla and lavender – flavours that are going to suck you in.

Chef Donaldson’s Tempting delights

Lies and deceit: a play on a cheesecake, turning it into a savory cheese course. Warm on the top and ice cold on the bottom. A beautiful texture change as you bite into the goat cheese with a flavorful raspberry filling, coated with pistachios…finished with a lavender mist.

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Day of the Dead: in-house made bread with in-house cured duck breast, cucumber ribbons, sabayon, lemon preserve and sweet drop peppers.

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Hypnosis: a mystery veiled truffle with a hazelnut ganache.

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Chocolate Cigars: tuiles with hazelnut dipped in chocolate ganache with a sweet red pepper ash.

Chef Trisha Donaldson with her chocolate cigars

 Posh Libations

Left to Right: The Colada Tradicional and The Prohibition Old Fashion

I can’t show you all the tempting nibbles that Chef Donaldson and her brigade will be offering guests at the Bash Noir event. If I did, then I wouldn’t be your tease…The Food Tease that is!

It wouldn’t be a true Femme Fatale evening without ladies being adorned in their beautiful come hither gowns and men in their dapper suits so that being said, an upscale dress code is in effect with the sultry color of noir being the theme as well as the seductive and passionate color of blood red.

Join me as we get captivated by the Film Noir décor, tantalized by the ambiance, mesmerized by the Femme Fatale libations and without a doubt…be seduced with the culinary treats that will not just be pleasing to our eyes but satiate our palates as well.

See you there!

Date and Time: Saturday June 20th, VIP admission commencing at 8pm

Where: Horticulture building in Ottawa’s Lansdowne Park

Tickets: buy tickets online at Bash Noir

After a long day, a rich and tasty avocado, egg and bacon salad was the way to go!!🥑🥚🥓😍😋

And the pièce de résistance, triple-cream Brie with @artisinbakery baguette - the perfect match for such a meal. 

At this rate, indulgence should be my nickname 😉

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Sophistication, opulent decor, and beautiful luxury desserts - this is @delyseesottawa 🍰🍮
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Read The Food Tease column in the Spring/Summer issue of @luxeottawamagazine on how Delysees's Creative Director, Fred Naggar, successfully left awe-inspiring footprints in the fashion world to embark on a new adventure with his wife - the world of high-end desserts.😋🍰😍
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Sweets for the sweets... Enjoy!
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Happy Easter, everyone!!🐣 🐰
Enjoying my family's Easter tradition of our colourful egg fight...I didn't win, but there's always next year 😉
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Friday night, I had the privilege of attending the 2024 Canadian Culinary Championships - Mystery Wine Challenge - People's Choice Award🥇🥇@greatkitchenparty
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Congratulations to all the chefs involved in this intense competition. The chefs needed to create a dish to pair with the mystery wine. Each chef was given a tricky budget of $550 for the 250 guests. I was witnessing creativity at its best!!😋
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The winning dish🥇 (centered in the middle of the photo) was created by JP Dublado: Red Deer Resort and Casino, Red Deer AB
Dish: beet & soy cured albacore tuna - ponzu gel - tomato water - puffed wild rice - beet green oil
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Amazing talent from all the chefs as they paired with the mystery wine (a 2021 Lailey Vineyard Zweigelt)🍷🍷
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Planning for your BIG wedding day💍 and looking for something different than the traditional bachelorette party? 🎉🎉
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Then you need to read my solo Montreal getaway article featured in the latest issue of @ottawawedding magazine.
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Special thanks to @montreal for the beautiful experiences.
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Amongst the amazing activities:
● High Tea at the Ritz-Carlton 🍾🥂
● Pampering at the Scandinave Spa 💆🏼‍♀️and at Le Germain Hotel 
● Visiting the beautiful light show at the Botanical Gardens ⚘️✨️
● Culinary experiences at the Foxy restaurant and discovering local restaurants during a food tour😋😋
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Solo getaway or with a friend or two, any reason to visit and experience Montréal is a good one!! 😍🤗
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With its countless cultural activities and experiences, one can easily enjoy this beautiful city! And let's not forget their food scene... that alone is reason enough to visit!!😍😋
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I think it's time for you to discover, and for some, REDISCOVER Montreal! 🤩🤩
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I am very proud to share my culinary "observer" perspective regarding @lecordonbleuottawa culinary workshops in the latest issue of @luxeottawamagazine 😊
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Visiting my alma mater and watching the culinary workshop from a different lens reinforced the rationale as to why I pursued my culinary education…the pleasure of savouring the fruits of your labour. 😋
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It is this journey that ignited my passion for cooking, helped hone my skills, and introduced me to a world of flavours and techniques that continue to inspire me to this day. And perhaps it will inspire you as well!👨‍🍳👩🏼‍🍳
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Check out the article and the new culinary workshops being offered. Enjoy the adventure!!😊🤗
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Where's my rubber ducky 🐤😉?! 
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A year ago this week, I was enjoying some bath time while in @discoverdominica 🏖🏝😍
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Dominica's lush scenery is extraordinary, and I'm grateful to have been invited to visit their beautiful island😊😊
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Visiting Wotten Waven Sulphur Springs was perfect to relax and rid of some unwanted stress. And the outdoor bath surrounded by all that green landscape was simply the BEST! An unforgettable experience! 🤩
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Dominica's adventure activities - diving, snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, swimming - are just some of the many ways to enjoy this tropical island.🤿🙂
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Put Dominica on your travel list. You'll love it!!❤️❤️
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