We Canadians are a hardy bunch. We know that to survive winter, you must embrace it.
And by embracing it, we mean by indulging in exquisitely prepared food and globally-awarded wines.
This November, chef Scott Hergott is pairing his elegant regional cuisine with the wines of six Okanagan wineries. That in itself should entice you to secure a ticket; knowing that these dinners are at the end of a gondola ride up Banff’s Sulphur Mountain is the crowning glory. The views at 7,510 feet up in the breathtaking Sky Bistro will be spectacular, as you might imagine.
The Winemaker Dinner Series starts November 2 with chef Hergott pairing his regional cuisine with the wines of Noble Ridge. Owner, Leslie D’Andrea, will be there to answer all the burning questions you have regarding their award winning wines. On November 9, the dinner features the wines of Liquidity with winemaker Alison Moyes attending. Get ready on November 16 for a night of delicious food and wine by Encore (Time Winery, Evolve Cellars, McWatter Collection) with CEO and Canadian wine legend Harry McWatters attending. On November 23, chef Hergott will pair his dishes with the wines of Lake Breeze with Garron Elmes, the winemaker and President of Lake Breeze Vineyards, to talk about his Naramata Bench wines. November 30 will see winemaker Andrew Windsor with the wines of Tinhorn Creek at Sky Bistro, and on December 7, the final winemakers’ dinner will feature the wines of Red Rooster with winemaker Karen Gillis attending.
All events start with a sparkling reception at 5 p.m. followed by a five-course dinner. This is your chance to get high (in a different way that’s recently cornered the Canadian news beat) and enjoy nature at the same time.
Dinner and wine at the top of a mountain should be on everyone’s bucket list.