Last Month I was invited to come to Jazz Night at Vintage Fork. They host a Jazz night the first Thursday of every month. It’s located inside the Rutherford House on University of Alberta Campus. They also do brunch and high tea here which I have yet to go to but it looks like a great experience. Parking, they have a limited amount of parking directly in front of the house (just need to register inside) and then there is City of Edmonton Parking along the street.
It’s a cool venue because it doubles as a museum! There are several different rooms upstairs, but my favourite was the downstairs area where they had a little shop with lots of little trinkets and things to look at.
For Jazz fest, they usually have about 10 dishes or so that they circulate around. You’re welcomed to come around and visit the house, but there is a seating area where you can come and watch the band. They’ve only been doing this for a couple months now but I had a great experience.
In total, we had a smoked salmon with cream cheese, guacamole bites, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, caprese salad, duck tart, meat ball with maple brandy sauce, steak bite with celery, tomato, and bone marrow, curry deviled eggs, chocolate mousse, and raspberry panna cotta.
The three appetizer bites that came out were really good! I’m glad they used melon with the smoked salmon because of the similar dishes that I’ve had, it’s always cucumber which is very over powering. The salad was refreshing and the guacamole was a great way to start the night.
The prosciutto-wrapped asparagus came with goat cheese and sun-dried tomato. Really good. One of my favourites of the night.
Another favourite of mine was the caramelized duck tart with the orange reduction. These were hands down my favourite. I couldn’t even tell you how many of these I had (5-6+). Sooooo good.
Last favourite that I’ll single out was the steak bite with celery, tomato, and bone marrow. Soooo good! The bone marrow gave it a really good mouth-feel and went great with the accompanying crostini.
All the dishes were really good! It can be a bit slow to start, but by the end of the night, the staff makes sure to ask if you’ve had enough to eat, or if you want more of any of the main items before bringing out the dessert!
The two desserts were really good. Perfect portions and not too sweet. I really liked the panna cotta. Overall, I had a really good time at Jazz Night! I used to play Jazz percussion when I was younger and generally like Jazz so it was nice to listen to. Good experience, and for a dinner and entertainment, 45$ is a really good deal! It was a great time and I’d definitely go back.