The wine and craft beer makers wanted to pair up with Edmonton’s and Canada’s best chefs, in some of the city’s most intimate and exciting restaurants, for an extraordinary Friday night. It’s a shame we can only choose one.

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March 2015

27
March

8:00 pm–11:00 pm
@ Rostizado

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Chefs DeSousa, Jackson & Gutierrez with Painted Rock Winery at Rostizado

Chefs John Jackson and Connie DeSousa enter their fifth year as co-owners and co-executive chefs of CHARCUT Roast House in Calgary. Riding a wave of attention and a rush of critical and guest accolades, their urban-rustic fare shows Canada’s agricultural best in sustainability, creativity and a commitment to local and global collaboration.  Their training has taken them through Italy, London, Paris, New York and San Francisco.  Connie is now considered one of Canada’s top chefs after placing as a Food…

27
March

6:30 pm–9:30 pm
@ NAIT, Ernest’s Dining Room

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JoieFarm at Ernest’s Dining Room NAIT

JoieFarm Winery is owned and operated by Heidi Noble & Michael Dinn and is located on the beautiful Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley in south central BC. JoieFarm is interested exclusively in the grape varieties of Alsace and Burgundy which excel in the cool-climate, desert landscape of the Okanagan Valley.  Join winemaker Heidi Noble as she pairs her multi-award-winning wines with the cuisine prepared and served by the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management students at the Northern Alberta Institute…

27
March

7:00 pm–10:00 pm
@ The Parlour Italian Kitchen

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Pizza Party with Le Vieux Pin & La Stella at Parlour Italian Kitchen

Parlour pizzaiolo Carlo Raillo has made roughly 500,000 pizzas in his career and was recently named the 2014 Canadian Pizza Chef of the Year.  His delicious and creative pizzas will be paired with the award winning wines of the southern Okanagan’s Le Vieux Pin and La Stella wineries hosted by winemaker Severine Pinte.  Casual and fun never tasted so good. all tickets are non-refundable must be 18 years or older to purchase dietary restrictions and food allergies may not be…

27
March

7:00 pm–10:00 pm
@ Shaw Conference Centre

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Kitchen Dinner with Tinhorn Creek’s Sandra Oldfield at Shaw Conference Centre

Join Tinhorn Creek’s President and former winemaker Sandra Oldfield and Vineyard Manager Andrew Moon for a retrospective evening looking back on 20 years of wine production in the Okanagan.  Established in 1993, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is located just south of Oliver B.C., in the famed Golden Mile wine-growing district.  As the first winery in Canada to support carbon neutral measures, Tinhorn Creek continues their commitment to land stewardship, conservation and environmentally sustainable practices.   Don’t miss this intimate evening to hear…

27
March

7:30 pm–10:00 pm
@ Ampersand 27

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Chef Bye & Muskoka, Picaroon’s & Parallel 49 Brewing at Ampersand 27

Nestled in the heart of Muskoka Region, Muskoka Brewery handcrafts premium beers as unique and refreshing as the region they’re from and is one of the fastest-growing craft breweries in Canada with an award-winning beer portfolio.  Picaroons Traditional Ales is located in Fredericton, New Brunswick and brews traditional style ales made with the finest malts and hops.  On top of a collection of awards, Picaroons Traditional Ales was awarded “Brewery of The Year” at the Canadian Brewing Awards in 2011. …

27
March

7:00 pm–10:00 pm
@ Guru Fine Indian Cuisine

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Vikram Vij & Chef Singh, CedarCreek, Road 13, Tantalus, 50th Parallel at Guru

There are few success stories that can match that of chef, restaurateur and entrepreneur Vikram Vij. Born in India, moved to Austria and then, lucky for us, moved to Canada in 1989 to work at the Banff Springs Hotel.  In September 1994, Vikram opened Vij’s Restaurant in Vancouver, which New York Times food writer Mark Bittman said was: “…easily among the finest Indian restaurants in the world. Vikram and his wife Meeru later opened up a second restaurant and market…

27
March

6:30 pm–9:30 pm
@ Three Boars Eatery

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Chef Kozak with Eau Claire Distillery & Phillips Brewing at Three Boars

Devoted to hand-crafted, artisanal and fine sipping spirits, Eau Claire Distillery is Alberta’s original craft distillery located in Turner Valley, not far from Calgary.  Phillips Brewing was born in 2001 to a pile of credit card debt and the audacious principle that quality ingredients and a little creative flair can produce great beer.  Meet the visionaries behind these leaders of these craft beverage industries as you imbibe with Eau Claire’s David Farran and Phillips Brewing’s Matt Phillips.  Paired with the…

27
March

6:30 pm–9:30 pm
@ Ampersand 27

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Award-winning Chefs MacKay, Guggenheimer & Bye with 4 of Canada’s finest

Join two-time Gold Medal Plates Edmonton winner Chef Nathin Bye, Top Chef Canada winner Chef Dale MacKay (Ayden – Saskatoon) and Ayden co-Chef Nathan Guggenheimer for a special culinary event at Edmonton’s newest hotspot Ampersand 27.  This inspired collaborative chefs’ dinner will be taken to another level with four of Canada’s finest wineries: JAK Meyer of the Okanagan’s Meyer Family Vineyards, Norman Hardie of Prince Edward County Ontario’s Norman Hardie, Michael Bartier of the Okanagan’s Bartier Bros and Tom Pennachetti…

27
March

7:00 pm–10:00 pm
@ Red Ox Inn

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Chef O’Connor & Black Hills Estate Winery at Red Ox Inn

Located on the famed Black Sage road north of Osoyoos, BC, Black Hills Estate Winery is right in the middle of Canada’s only official desert.  Their west-facing orientation combined with their deep desert sand gives them intense daytime heat followed by very cool nights. This exceptional diurnal temperature variation allows the grapes to fully ripen by day and then retain the acidity by night. The result is intensely flavourful grapes and some of the region’s most sought after wines including…

27
March

7:00 pm–9:30 pm
@ Drift on 124th Street

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Chef Fenske with Covert Farms & Clos du Soleil at Drift on 124th

In addition to wine, Covert Farms is famous for its huge assortment of seasonal organic fruit, vegetables, and berries.  Clos du Soleil is a small artisan winery and estate vineyard, located on the sun- drenched rocky slopes of the Similkameen Valley, whose estate vineyard is certified organic.  Covert Farms winery chef Derek Uhlemann and Clos du Soleil’s Michael Clark will share their wines and their stories and discuss why they believe sustainable farming results in better quality wines.  The wines…

27
March

7:00 pm–10:00 pm
@ Wildflower

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Burrowing Owl, Quails’ Gate & Stoneboat at Wildflower Grill

Quails’ Gate is an industry leader in viticulture and places an emphasis on the development of exceptional wines.  Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is devoted to crafting world-class wines in an environmentally-sustainable manner.  Over the past 25 years, Stoneboat Vineyards has developed a close relationship with their land, following a farming philosophy that values integrity, minimal intervention, and sensitivity to the vines and soils.  Join Quails’ Gate winemaker Nikki Callaway, Burrowing Owl’s Chris Wyse and Stoneboat’s winemaker Alison Moyes as…

27
March

7:00 pm–10:00 pm
@ Canteen

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Gray Monk’s George & Trudy Heiss at Canteen

George and Trudy Heiss represent the history of the modern wine industry in the Okanagan.  Gray Monk is proud to remain as British Columbia’s oldest family owned and operated winery.  George and Trudy recently celebrated three monumental milestones: 32 years of winemaking, 42 years of grape growing and 52 years of marriage.  From their cherished vineyard near Latitude 50 – a trail blazing family winery has led the way, helping to shape the “BC Wine World” enjoyed today.  Don’t miss…

27
March

7:00 pm–10:00 pm
@ Sabor

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Sandhill, Summerhill, Averill Creek & Lake Breeze at Sabor

Join Sandhill Master Winemaker Howard Soon, Summerhill CEO Ezra Cipes, Averill Creek owner Andy Johnston and Lake Breeze winemaker Garron Elmes as they share their wines and the stories of the past, present and future of the British Columbia wine industry. Few have the industry experience of Howard Soon, the Cipes family owned Summerhill Pyramid Winery is one of the oldest family owned wineries in BC, Andy Johnston’s Averill Creek is a pioneer in Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley and Naramata’s…

27
March

6:30 pm–10:00 pm
@ Shaw Conference Centre

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UofA Alumni Educated Palate: Canadian Corks & Caps

The Educated Palate returns! In conjunction with Northern Lands, the University of Alberta Alumni Association is excited to present an exclusive event to U of A alumni and their guests. Ten Canadian producers (eight wineries and two craft breweries) will partake in this intimate evening. Each will host a table, showcase their products and share their stories. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate Canada’s wine and craft beer evolution with the people who are making it happen. Wineries 8th Generation…

27
March

8:00 pm–11:00 pm
@ The Marc

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Pump House Brewmaster’s Dinner at The Marc

The Pump House Brewery was opened as a brewpub in downtown Moncton, New Brunswick in 1999 by Shaun Fraser and his wife Lilia. In July 2002, a brewing/bottling plant was built. The Pump House made a huge splash during its first appearance at the annual Canadian Brewing Awards in 2005. The brewery captured 9 medals in 6 different categories, including 6 gold. By gaining the first spot in both gold and total tally, Pump House won the coveted title of…

27
March

7:30 pm–10:00 pm
@ Corso 32

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Chef Costa & Tawse at Corso 32

Chef Daniel Costa will pair his sublimely delicious Italian cuisine with the remarkable wines of Tawse, 3 time Canadian Winery of the Year. Your host for this intimate evening will be Tawse winemaker Paul Pender.

27
March

5:30 pm–8:30 pm
@ RGE RD

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Collaborative dinner at RGE RD-Two Chefs & Five of Canada’s Finest Wineries

Award winning Chefs Blair Lebsack (RGE RD) and Justin Leboe (Model Milk – Calgary) join forces for a remarkable collaborative dinner at RGE RD, named Edmonton’s best restaurant by Avenue Magazine & one of Canada’s best new restaurants by en Route Magazine. Their delicious and creative menu will be paired with some of Canada’s top wine, craft spirit and cider producers including winemaker Jean-Benoit Deslauriers of Benjamin Bridge (Canada’s finest sparkling wine producer from Nova Scotia), Charles Baker of Stratus and…

27
March

7:00 pm–10:00 pm
@ LUX

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Haywire & Privato with Chef Shufelt at LUX

Okanagan Crush Pad owner Christine Coletta has long been a force in the BC wine industry. OCP, home to Haywire, has sought to raise the standard of BC wines for quality, viticulture and environmental sustainability. Kamloops’ Privato is a family-run winery owned by John and Debbie Woodward producing premium-quality, single-vineyard Burgundian-style wines. Both wineries have received numerous awards and accolades. Meet Christine, OCP winemaker Matt Dumayne and the Woodwards, hear their stories and share their outstanding wines paired with the…

27
March

7:00 pm–10:00 pm
@ Royal Glenora Club

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Blasted Church & Noble Ridge with Chef Buzak at Royal Glenora Club

Often referred to as ‘The Heart Of Wine Country,’ Okanagan Falls is sandwiched between the northern wine regions of Naramata, Summerland and Kelowna and the southern regions of Oliver and Osoyoos. What has largely been a well kept secret these hidden gems offer a taste of some of the finest wines, wonderful people and the heart of the Okanagan wine experience. Celebrate with two wineries from this stunning area, share their quality award-winning wines and hear the stories from Blasted…


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