Since I’ve got a lot of wild friends, I figured I’d have wild game night. This is pretty big in Canada, though not so much Toronto specifically. There are a lot of people who go out West and live on the land, quite well actually. They sell a lot of what they catch back to butchers in the city. An elk or a moose is a huge amount of meet.
I was thinking of going mixed game, but I don’t know too much about the different types. I went to my favorite local butcher and he said he’s getting some good elk this season. I’ve heard that’s gamey kind of like venison but a little more robust like maybe buffalo. So that’s what we’ll do.
I bought some large elk steaks and marinated them heavily in a dark sauce with a rather heavy amount of Burgundy. I figured I’d serve Burgundy with the meal as well. Since elk is kind of manly, I also served Guinness. I sprung for a keg because Guinness just isn’t the same if it’s not draft.
I invited all the usual suspects, but this was kind of a guy’s meal so it was a sausage party. The steaks were huge but the guys loved them and we had no leftovers. The guys liked the burgundy too, but we all like Guinness and enjoyed that. I have to say for just a few guys we drank the better part of a keg!
Without the ladies, we decided to break out some cigars. Ted had a few Cuban Coronas and we played some poker too. Without the feminine distractions, I did pretty well, making enough to cover the evening’s cuisine.
My only regret was I went to bed alone tonight, without Mya 🙁 I wonder if she thinks of me?