Monday night I had the opportunity to attend a Bombay Sapphire promotional event featuring Merlin Griffiths and Food Network Canada's Rob Rainford from License to Grill. Merlin Griffiths mixed gin cocktails while Rob Rainford pulled out the grill on a fine spring day in Toronto and gave us grilling tips for the summer.
For me, the highlight of the evening had to be when Rob Rainford made a melon soup, spiked with gin of course, where he smoked the melon in the grill. The smoky flavour in the sweet melon soup was amazing and I am definitely going to have to try smoking some melon this summer. Who would have thought to smoke a melon in the barbecue?
I brought my camera and took some photos of the event which I have uploaded to my Flickr Photo Gallery.