Flavoured Inspiration to Discover with Ford Escape Bucket List #BucketListOtt!

| October 20, 2016 | 12 Comments

Flavoured Inspiration to Discover

with Ford Escape #BucketListOtt!

Bucket lists. We all have experiences and adventures we want to try in our lifetime. Some may be to try a new food or as exciting as bungee jumping into the unknown. Ford Canada invited a group of digital influencers at the Coconut Lagoon to think about how to escaping to start working on a bucket list is just a road trip away.

 

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We were treated to an incredible lunch created by Bronze Plate-winning Owner and Executive Chef Joe Thottungal and his talented team. Chef Joe entertained us by preparing part of our meal in front of us while sharing his love of Southern India and his passion for food.

 

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Below is the menu Chef Joe put together for us a sumptuous meal so we can be taken on a culinary tour through Southern India.

Course #1

Sweet Potato & Ginger Soup with Pappadum

Course #2

Fish Pollichathu

(Fish baked in a Banana Leaf – a Kerala Backwater Delicacy)

Course #3

South India Signature Thali:

Pork Vindaloo (Goa)

Shrimp Curry (Kerala)

Mangalorean Chicken (Karnataka)

Tadhka Dal (Andhra Pradesh)

Madras Eggplant Masala (Tamil Nadu)

Course #4

Taj Mahal Ka Mithai’s

Madras Coffee or Indian Chai

While we sipped on our warm beverages at the end of our meal, Robin Esrock, a well-known travel writer, spoke to our group about searching the world for ultimate bucket list adventures to experience.

 

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He also shared with us his latest book, The Great Global Bucket List, and about how these great experiences can be found close to home. Robin then challenged the group to live out a once-in-a-lifetime bucket list experience around Ottawa with the help of a 2017 Ford Escape! He inspired everyone present to want to get out, explore, and start crossing off those adventures on our #BucketListsOTT!

 

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You can learn more about Ford Canada and the 2017 #FordEscape by connecting with them on their website!

 

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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

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  1. loriag says:

    2017 #FordEscape would be a dream car for me.

  2. Cheryl says:

    We made our first bucket list this summer and I have no idea why we never did it sooner??!! I love checking up on the list weekly and planing our net adventure!!

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Certainly looks like a nice car to drive around in. I did part of my bucket list this summer – it was mainly to visit friends I’d not seen in years, it was stressful since I only stayed for 3 days at each spot but it was a lot of fun too and I did visit 4 countries whilst doing it. 🙂

  4. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    Sounds super lovely. That’s a lot of delicious sounding dishes! Beautiful vehicle as well.

  5. Nate says:

    Very nice car

  6. Chandra O'Connor says:

    Omgosh the food! Shrimp curry yum yum yum !

  7. Kelly says:

    The Ford is really cool! So is the dinner. That would have been so much fun! It sounds delicious.

  8. Calvin F. says:

    This is awesome, looks like a fun time with lots of food.

  9. Debbie White Beattie says:

    The menu sounds like some amazing food and I’d love a new car like this one

  10. DebH says:

    This article has inspired me to create a local bucket list!

  11. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Wish I was still young enough and had the energy to go on road trips, there is still so much I’d like to see whether it’s with a ford escape or some other car. 🙂

  12. Sarah L says:

    What a great meal! My bucket list includes a trip to New Zealand.

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