I had the pleasure of being invited to Central Social Hall's new menu launch event a few weeks ago. Central is a gastropub located on the heart of Jasper Ave with an intent on adjusting their menu to appeal to tastier senses. They opened in 2012 by 2 Edmontonians - Jesse Kupina and Jerry Rota. These 2 men wanted to change the menu up to introduce more local and fresher options that would make dining at a gastropub enjoyable. With the help of Chef Reuben Major being flown in from Vancouver, a new menu was created and it certainly was outstanding for a gastropub!
Guests of the event were each welcomed with a glass of Glera sparkling wine. Offered as one of the 12 wines on tap at Central, the Glera sparkling wine tasted mainly of fresh peach with added floral hints. Crisp and clean.
Note: please don't mind my photography skills, I decided to take my DSLR camera out of hiding for the night but I still need a bit more practice with it!