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Thursday, November 8
 

10:00am

The Blue Room
The Blue Room takes diners on an extraordinary alpine journey, where they will be led by Head-Line Mountain Holidays’ wilderness experience experts through an age-old ice cave to the setting of their private Four Seasons dinner under the aqua roof of ice.
 
Nestled under a floor of frozen water lies the secret ice cave setting for this unique, private dining experience. Sitting below the cathedral like cave of blue, Four Seasons Executive Sous Chef, David Baarschers, will enchant guests with his culinary craftsmanship while they bask in the beauty of the elaborate grand hall of ice.

Guests will be transported to the secluded location by a Mercedes limousine transfer from Four Seasons Resort and Residences and by a private helicopter journey with Head-Line Mountain Holidays. During the scenic flight toCanada’s largest, southernmost ice field to explore an evolving landscape of ice, guests will take in the surrounding alpine region from above as they soar between rocky and ancient volcanic peaks, and over towering ancient old growth forests.

When: By request - launching 8 November 2018
Where: Pick up from Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler
What: Private Mercedes transfer and scenic helicopter journey through Whistler’s mountain region. Private Head-Line Mountain Holidays escorted experience exploring natural ice sculptures, ice flows and chambers. Private 3-course dining experience with Four Season Whistler’s Executive Sous Chef, David Baarschers and silver-service waiters. Meal accompanied with Krug Champagne.
Tickets: Starting from CAD $20,000 for 2 adults

For more information, please call Head-Line Mountain Holidays at 604-902-6415 or visit headlinemountainholidays.com.

Thursday November 8, 2018 10:00am - Sunday November 18, 2018 2:00pm
Glacier Whistler, BC

6:00pm

Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Small Farms
Discover some of the finest BC wines, featuring wines from Synchromesh and Anarchist - discover how hard work, dedication and terroir shape the wines. This dinner is a must! Gathering in the intimate and private dining room of Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Grill Room.

Thursday November 8, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fairmont Chateau Whistler 4599 Chateau Boulevard Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4 Canada

6:00pm

Signature Tasting: House Party: Best of BC
Room set-up/format:
Gala Tasting with sampling booths set up throughout the room

Attire:
“Whistler Casual” – this means anything from jeans and a t-shirt to a ball gown or tuxedo!

Location:
Whistler Conference Centre - Grand Foyer

Event Description:
The House Party - Best of BC combines local foods and domestic wines, spirits and beer. Featuring the best of local talent in food and drink, we invite you to our house. Indulge in BBQ from our backyard, home-grown vodka, micro-brewed beer and much more from BC's land of plenty. House Party is a perennial sell out.
No one does barbecue better than SIDECUT, and they are bringing the House Party back again this year. Featuring classic favourites and modern mouthwatering variations from the grill and smoker along with fresh colourful salads and sides, it is a veritable feast for all appetites.

Thursday November 8, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

6:00pm

Intimate Evening at Legs Diamond
Legs Diamond was conceived as a result of over 37 years in the fine dining and catering business. We wanted an intimate and smaller space to work in. And quickly decided we would make it unique. The use of sterling silver and fine bone china and miss matching them on the tables goes with the rich mahogany and purple heart wood and copper used throughout the space. Antique cabinets, dressers and tables and our new custom made purple heart dining tables all add a warm ambiance to the place. There is a certain casualness, even quirkiness with the place while at the same time appearing unpretentious. Service is discreet and relaxed, efficient and friendly.

Menu: 
Winter Salad with Goat Cheese Croquettes
Frisee, radicchio, endive, pomegranate, toasted pumpkin seeds, croquettes & almond dust
or
Cream of Watercress Soup
*Ft. Berens Pinot Gris*

Venison Carpaccio
sumac rubbed, truffle mustard, crostini & micro greens
* Marichel Lone Wolf Syrah*
or
Panko Prawns with Sambuca Spiked Cocktail Sauce
*Time Estate Chardonnay*

Dueling Duck
or
Wild Sockeye Salmon
or
Lamb Shank
Parsnip Puree, Pearl Cous Cous, Roasted potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables
*Howling Bluff Pinot Noir *
'three mile creek'
or
*Hugging Tree Moonchild Merlot*

Cinnamon Dusted Deep Fried Cheesecake
or
Chocolate Tart with Anjou Pears & Chantilly Cream
*Ft Berens Late Harvest Riesling*

Thursday November 8, 2018 6:00pm - Friday November 9, 2018 12:00am
Legs Diamond 4573 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4

8:00pm

Comedy Kitchen
Why not kick off the incredible Cornucopia festival with some laughs! 
Top off your evening of entertainment by consuming some killer comedy from three hilarious comedians! 
This is the fourth year for the Comedy Kitchen show and it always sells out so get your tickets!

Thursday November 8, 2018 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Buffalo Bills 4122 Village Green, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4
 
Friday, November 9
 

6:00pm

Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Quails' Gate Wine Dinner
Join us in the intimate atmosphere of the private dining room of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Grill Room to discover wines from one of the most diverse portfolios of the region. Succulent wines will be paired to perfection by one of Canada’s pioneer wineries that has shaped the industry for over 60 years.

Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fairmont Chateau Whistler 4599 Chateau Boulevard Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4 Canada

6:00pm

The Four Peaks Dinner by Four Seasons

The Four Peaks dinner by Four Seasons returns to Cornucopia for the third year.
A collective of some of the most influential steakhouse chefs from four of Four Season’s world-class alpine resorts will come together this November to create a collaborative culinary experience for Whistler’s legendary celebration of food & drink.
Four Season Whistler’s own Executive Chef, Eren Guryel, plays host to Jackson Hole’s Topher Strittmatter, Vail’s Marcus Stewart and Rancho Encantado Santa Fe’s Kai Autenreith to create a high-altitude gastronomic experience. These culinary stars will combine their craftsmanship and passion to bring heat and seasoning from all corners of North America.
Bringing a little more Canadian influence, BC’s very own Pentage Winery has partnered with the collective to pair a wine with each of the four communally crafted dishes.

Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Four Seasons Resort Whistler 4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4

6:00pm

Intimate Evening at Legs Diamond
Legs Diamond was conceived as a result of over 37 years in the fine dining and catering business. We wanted an intimate and smaller space to work in. And quickly decided we would make it unique. The use of sterling silver and fine bone china and miss matching them on the tables goes with the rich mahogany and purple heart wood and copper used throughout the space. Antique cabinets, dressers and tables and our new custom made purple heart dining tables all add a warm ambiance to the place. There is a certain casualness, even quirkiness with the place while at the same time appearing unpretentious. Service is discreet and relaxed, efficient and friendly.

Menu: 
Winter Salad with Goat Cheese Croquettes
Frisee, radicchio, endive, pomegranate, toasted pumpkin seeds, croquettes & almond dust
or
Cream of Watercress Soup
*Ft. Berens Pinot Gris*

Venison Carpaccio
sumac rubbed, truffle mustard, crostini & micro greens
* Marichel Lone Wolf Syrah*
or
Panko Prawns with Sambuca Spiked Cocktail Sauce
*Time Estate Chardonnay*

Dueling Duck
or
Wild Sockeye Salmon
or
Lamb Shank
Parsnip Puree, Pearl Cous Cous, Roasted potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables
*Howling Bluff Pinot Noir *
'three mile creek'
or
*Hugging Tree Moonchild Merlot*

Cinnamon Dusted Deep Fried Cheesecake
or
Chocolate Tart with Anjou Pears & Chantilly Cream
*Ft Berens Late Harvest Riesling*

Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - Saturday November 10, 2018 12:00am
Legs Diamond 4573 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4

6:15pm

Il Caminetto - Antinori Wine Dinner
Join us for an intimate wine dinner featuring iconic wines from the renowned Antinori family. Rocco D’Agostino and Leagh Barkley will be pouring these world famous wines. The Il Caminetto team headed by Chefs James Walt and Brad Masciotra looks forward to presenting an exceptional Italian menu. Wine selection includes the highly sought-after Solaia amongst many other Tuscan gems.

Friday November 9, 2018 6:15pm - 10:00pm
Il Caminetto 4222 village stroll Whister, BC V8E1K8 Canada

6:30pm

Quattro Batasiolo Wine Dinner
Join the team at Quattro in Whistler to celebrate the wines of Batasiolo and the legendary Quattro fare. Chef Jeremie Trottier has prepared this wonderful celebration of classic Italian cuisine paired with the wines of the legendary Barolo producer Batasiolo as chosen by Geoff Weddell GM/Sommelier.

Friday November 9, 2018 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Quattro at Whistler 4319 Main St. Whistler, BC V0N1B4 Canada

7:00pm

Bearfoot Bistro - Meyer Family Vineyard
Winemakers Dinner with Jak Meyer from Meyer Family Vineyards showcasing the very best back vintages from the library of Meyer Family Vineyard paired with the exquisite food of Melissa Craig, Executive Chef of Bearfoot Bistro.

Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Bearfoot Bistro 4121 Village Green, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4

8:00pm

Signature Tasting: Cellar Door Grand Tasting
Room set-up/format:
Gala Tasting with sampling booths set up throughout the room

Attire:
“Whistler Casual” – this means anything from jeans and a t-shirt to a ball gown or tuxedo!

Location:
Whistler Conference Centre - Grand Foyer

Event Description:
Cellar Door unlocks the gates to the world of luxury fine wines and champagnes by uncorking top-shelf bottles ($25 and up) to sip, savour and salivate over. Discover new wines and meet the producers and winemakers behind them. Browse the wineries and indulge in gourmet treats. Everyone will be living the high-life, when Cornucopia opens the Cellar Doors.

Featuring…
Aquilini Red Mountain
Barcbees Fine Wines: Bien Nacido, Bodegas Monterebro, Chateau Pegau, Domaine Tawse 
Barrage Cellars
BC Wine Studio
Black Hills Estate Winery
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
C.C. Jentsch Cellars
Church & State Winery
Clos du Soleil Winery
Corcelettes Estate Winery
Covert Farms Family Estate Winery
Craggy Range
Da Silva Vineyards and Winery
Deep Roots Winery
Dirty Laundry Vineyards
ENRICO WINERY
Forbidden Fruit & Dead End Cellars
Fort Berens Estate Winery
Foxtrot Vineyards
Hedges Family Estate
Hope Family WInes
Howling Bluff Winery
Hugging Tree Winery
Indigenous World Winery
LA FRENZ WINERY
Marichel Winery
Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits
Monte Creek Ranch Winery
Moon Curser Vineyards
Peacock & Martin Wine Merchants
Play Estate Winery
Rose Family Estate
Summerhill Pyramid Winery
Sunrock Vineyards & Steller’s Jay
The Vibrant Vine 
TIME Winery
Van Westen Vineyards
Villa Maria
Waterside Vineyard & Winery

Friday November 9, 2018 8:00pm - 11:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way
 
Saturday, November 10
 

10:00am

Nourish: Wolfgang Sterr - Plant Based Deliciousness
Room set-up/format:
Sit down informative/instructional tasting.

Attire:
Smart Casual

Location:
Whistler Conference Centre - Sub Zero & Wolf Culinary Stage - Grand Foyer

Event Description:
Plant Based Deliciousness: Simple, delicious plant based dishes for everyday.  Let the bold flavours, textures and vibrant colours of these vegetarian dishes speak for themselves.  Learn how plant based dishes have a positive effect on your health and wellbeing while helping to preserve our planet.

Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

11:30am

Drink Seminar: Washington State Wine Trade Seminar
Information to come. Trade, by invite only.

The wines will be revealed during the seminar. 

Saturday November 10, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

11:30am

Drink Seminar: Willamette Valley Chardonnay Ascendant, aka Meet the New White Burgundy
Presenter: Jessica Endsworth.

Wine industry insiders have been speculating that Chardonnay, not Pinot Noir, is the varietal that will allow Oregon to rival the illustrious region of Burgundy.  Willamette Valley Chardonnay has recently drawn praise from major publications, renowned French winemakers like Dominique Lafon are setting up shop in the state, and several wineries have planted Chardonnay-only vineyards. Wine educator Jessica Endsworth is here from Oregon to  host this seminar on the current enthusiasm for Oregon Chardonnay, and its future direction. Guests will taste samples from wineries including Stoller, Domaine Drouhin, David Hill Winery, and more.

Wines:
  • King Estate Chardonnay
  • Adelsheim Chardonnay
  • Archery Summit Eola Amity Hills Chardonnay
  • David Hill 'Estate' Reserve Chardonnay
  • North Valley Vineyards Chardonnay
  • Shea Wine Cellars Chardonnay
  • Stoller Dundee Hills Chardonnay
  • The Eyrie Vineyards Chardonnay
  • Torii Mor Chardonnay
  • Walter Scott Chardonnay
  • Domaine Drouhin Oregon Arthur Chardonnay
  • Bethel Heights Chardonnay


Saturday November 10, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

11:30am

Drink Seminar: Wine Detective 
Presenter: Daenna Van Mulligen

Daenna Van Mulligen hosts this refresher on wine basics.  She'll cover everything from chilling to decanting, as well as provide a whirlwind tour of Old and New World differences, regional strengths, and food pairings.  Guests will then apply their forensic skills to a blind tasting of popular classic grape varieties, learning to recognize the unique character of each varietal based on appearance, fragrance, and flavour.  Be prepared to interrogate; what piece of wine advice, or expertise do you want to discover? After this fun introduction, we're sure you'll be itching to crack your next case!

The wines will be revealed during the seminar. 

Saturday November 10, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

12:00pm

Culinary Stage: Chef Dan Hayes
Room set-up/format:
Sit down informative/instructional tasting.

Attire:
Smart Casual
 
Location:
Whistler Conference Centre - Sub Zero & Wolf Culinary Stage - Grand Foyer

DAN HAYES is the chef and owner of The London  Chef, a dynamic and interactive cooking school, café,  pantry and catering kitchen in Victoria, BC. Dan has been in the kitchen for over 15 years working  with, and for, some of Europe’s most revered seafood  chefs. Dan’s food is heavily influenced by his classic French  training, childhood in Ibiza, and love of Mediterranean cuisine. He is  passionate about sustainable seafood, sharp knives,  and the joy of cooking and eating. In addition to running his own kitchen, Dan regularly  teaches in Vancouver, Toronto, Tucson and London, and stars  in documentary food series Moosemeat & Marmalade - an informative and highly entertaining exploration  of culture, worldview and really good food is currently  airing in three languages in Canada, Russia, Bulgaria, France, Monao & the US.


Saturday November 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

12:00pm

Chef Table Luncheon: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Room set-up/format:
Set menu with beverage pairing

Attire:
Smart Casual

Location:
Private residence

Event Description:
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Join Chef Alex Chen, Wine Director JP Potters and the acclaimed team at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar as they tempt eye and palate alike at an ultra-exclusive private dining event. Always a highlight of Cornucopia, guests will enjoy a decadent multi-course luncheon prepared before their very eyes, all expertly paired with top wineries from British Columbia and beyond. A classically trained chef who led Team Canada to a top-10 finish at the 2013 edition of the prestigious Bocuse d’Or culinary competition in Lyon, France, Chen won the national 2018 Canadian Culinary Championship crown this past February and recently was named Chef of the Year by Vancouver Magazine, while Boulevard was also singled out as Best Seafood and Best Upscale at the magazine’s prestigious Restaurant Awards.

Saturday November 10, 2018 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Private Whistler Home

12:00pm

Chefs Table Luncheon: Tinhorn Creek and Miradoro Restaurant
Miradoro Restaurant is a partnership between Tinhorn Creek and renowned restauranteur Manuel Ferreira

Panoramic views of the valley below; clean lines, and a comfortable atmosphere. Locally sourced ingredients prepared by an award-winning chef. All of this, in the heart of the south Okanagan – with a hint of Mediterranean on the palate.

It’s where rustic meets elegant in delicious harmony.

With an emphasis on seasonal products and a commitment to sustainable practice, the menu at Miradoro is a study in culinary creativity. From the authentic forno oven to a diverse wine list (including library wines), this is the place for food lovers to indulge.

Open from March through December, Miradoro is where you can enjoy a leisurely meal and a glass of wine – whether you’re visiting wine country or you live down the road.

Vancouver Magazine GOLD medal for Best Winery / Vineyard Dining for the fifth consecutive year 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
 
Jeff Van Geest - Executive Chef

With Tinhorn Creek’s reputation as a sustainable winery, it should come as no surprise that the executive chef of Miradoro Restaurant is all about local food. Chef Jeff Van Geest is one of British Columbia’s most celebrated chefs, focusing on locally procured foods from sustainable producer partners.

Jeff was born in St. Catharines, the heart of the Niagara region. His grandparents were farmers and taught him to respect what farm-fresh meant – which might explain Jeff’s desire to have a small garden on site at Miradoro, even if he doesn’t have time to tend it every day.

With his culinary training at the Vancouver Community College, Jeff landed an apprenticeship at Bishop’s restaurant in Vancouver – one of the earliest pioneers in sustainable cuisine. He worked his way through the ranks to Sous Chef before leaving to start his own restaurant: the Aurora Bistro. Highlighting field-to-table and honouring the farmer/chef relationship earned Jeff a reputation in the restaurant industry as someone who walked (or cooked) the talk.

After closing Aurora, Jeff accepted a position of Executive Sous Chef at Diva at the Met – another name on the who’s who list of British Columbia restaurants. Yet at every move in the culinary chain, thoughts of Jeff’s grandparent farmers stayed on his mind and the allure of rural living grew stronger. When Miradoro called in 2010, Jeff answered by moving his family to the Okanagan and the heart of British Columbia’s agricultural country.

You can just as easily catch Jeff at Miradoro’s kitchen door buying produce from a local forager, as you will find him talking to a group of 50 as they sit down for a communal table dinner. Look for him: Jeff’s the really tall guy with his thumbs hooked behind the bib of his apron and wearing a big smile on his face.

Menu details to come

Saturday November 10, 2018 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Private Whistler Home

2:00pm

Culinary Stage: Beauty and the Bane: The Last Bottles on Earth
Room set-up/format:
Sit down informative/instructional tasting.

Attire:
Smart Casual

Location:
Whistler Conference Centre - Sub Zero & Wolf Culinary Stage - Grand Foyer

Event Description:
It's a common mistake in the whisky world that Single Malt whisky is not blended. In almost all cases it is blended, just blended from the same distillery, rather than two or more. Single barrel whisky is the only whisky that is not blended. The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is the Rolls Royce of single barrel brokers. With an average bottle run of less than 300 bottles for the entire world, the beauty and the bane of these exclusive whiskies is the flavours are unlike anything you get from the big distilleries. However, once the bottle is finished you never get to taste it again. Join Legacy Liquor Store Brand Manager Darryl Lamb and Chef Bruce Worden to sample six whiskies. Limited to just 45 seats, be one of the last people ever to drink these specialty whiskies.

Saturday November 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

2:00pm

Trade Tasting
Room set-up/format:
Gala Tasting with sampling booths set up throughout the room

Attire:
“Whistler Casual” – this means anything from jeans and a t-shirt to a ball gown or tuxedo!

Location:
Whistler Conference Centre Sea to Sky Ballroom

Event Description:
Trade Only Tasting - A tasting event for wineries only. Exclusive to industry professionals, Trade Only Tasting offers an opportunity to network with restaurants, bartenders, wine directors, sommeliers and more. A minimum of $10 donation to our charity and proof of industry affiliation is required for entry.

Saturday November 10, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

2:30pm

Drink Seminar: Daring Pairings: Wine & Junk Food Come Out of the Closet
Presenter: Rachelle Goudreau

Wine snobs, cover your ears and hold your noses! Rachelle Goudreau hosts this shameless celebration of wine and junk food pairings that won't impress critics but will get rave reviews from your tastebuds. White goes with chips and red goes with chocolate, right? Be prepared to leave your judgement at the door as you embark on this exciting foray into guilty pleasures.

Wines:
  • Gonzalez Byass Tio Pepe Fino
  • Canard Duchene Champagne Cuvée Léonie Brut
  • Anthonji Rupert Brut Rose
  • Clos du Soleil Capella
  • Lake Breeze Ehrenfelser
  • Joiefarm En Famille Reserve Chardonnay
  • Medici Ermete Concerto Reggiano Lambrusco Frizzante
  • Ridge Three Valleys Zinfandel
  • Edge Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Gonzalez Byass Oloroso Nutty Solera


Saturday November 10, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

2:30pm

Drink Seminar: Spanish Wines: Vivacious Vinos
Presenter: Paul Watkin

Spain produces the freshest of white wines, the silkiest of red wines and the juiciest of rosé wines.  It is home to the famed sparkling wine, Cava and the most unique of fortified wines, Sherry.  Spain is a remarkable array of wines crafted from both indigenous grapes that the rest of the world has adopted and international grapes that Spain has adopted.  Lively when young, refined when aged, the depth and quality from Spanish wines catches the imagination on the palate.  Paul Watkin leads guests at this seminar to capture that imagination.

Wines:
  • Alvear Fino
  • Atlantis Vintae Hondurrabi Zuri
  • Aroa Laia Blanco
  • Vina Real Rioja Crianza
  • Imperial Rioja Gran Reserva
  • Christophe Chapillon Petit Verdot/Tannat "Cuvée Harmonie"
  • Real Compania Garnacha (Bodegas Muriel)
  • Proyecto Fosca del Priorat
  • Casa Rojo Bierzo "Ladron"
  • Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava


Saturday November 10, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

2:30pm

Drink Seminar: Three Cheers for Valpolicella
Presenter: Daenna Van Mulligen

This seminar will be hosted by Daenna Van Mulligen, who is one of only two Valpolicella Wine Specialists in North America -- and the only Canadian. She will lead a guided tasting of wines produced in Italy's Valpolicella viticultural zone. Many of the wines are made with 3 different grape varietals, some of which may be partially dried, and they include an astonishing variety of styles, from light and fragrant Valpolicella to vibrant and complex Ripasso to rich and full-bodied Amarone.

  • Novaia Valpolicella Classico DOC
  • Masi Bonacosta Valpolicella
  • Cantina di Negrar Le Roselle Ripasso
  • Montresor Ripasso Capitel della Crosara
  • Pasqua Black Label Ripasso
  • Zonin ripasso superiore
  • Bottega Amarone
  • Masi Campofiorin
  • Monte de Fra, Amarone della Valpolicella 


Saturday November 10, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

3:00pm

Four Seasons - Billecart-Salmon Champagne Après Party
Billecart-Salmon Champagne Après Party – bringing a Whistler winter tradition to Fall 

Usually a winter affair, SIDECUT Steak+Bar & Billecart-Salmon Champagne, wants those to join Whistler’s Après tradition early this year with its Champagne Tapas Après Party, exclusive to Cornucopia. Celebrating all things salmon, Executive Chef Eren Guryel, hopes this fiesta will delight guests as they dine on Olive oil confit salmon and smoked salmon, Ikura caviar and Crème Fraiche blinis while sipping on French Billecart-Salmon; a champagne that has been cultivated over 7 generations.

In true Après style, our in-house DJ's will be spinning smooth dance rhythm.
 
Ticket includes two Champagne glasses and two salmon tapas.

Saturday November 10, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Four Seasons Resort Whistler 4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4

4:00pm

Culinary Stage: Wines of Argentina
Argentina: Breaking New Ground
Join Georgia Straight wine journalist and educator Kurtis Kolt for a virtual tour exploring the flavours of Argentina.  Kolt has just returned from visiting several regions of this South American country, and he’s eager to share what he learned about its wine, cuisine, and culture with guests at this sit-down event.  Argentinean winemakers aren’t afraid to take risks and try new things, and Kolt has chosen 8 wines from a variety of regions around the country that illustrate how they’re leading the pack in terms of value and sustainable practices.  The 3-course menu for the event will be prepared by Chef Leah Brennan of Whistler’s own Wild Wood Bistro.

Wines:
  • Pascual Toso Brut
  • Solocontigo Primera Amante Torrontes
  • Catena Chardonnay
  • Humberto Canale Pinot Noir
  • Tinto Negro Limestone Block Malbec
  • Luis Segundo Correas Valle Las Acequias Bonarda
  • Catena Cabernet Franc St. Carlos
  • Finca Decero Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Clos de Los Siete


Room set-up/format:
Sit down informative/instructional tasting.

Attire:
Smart Casual

Location:
Whistler Conference Centre - Sub Zero & Wolf Culinary Stage - Grand Foyer

Saturday November 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

5:00pm

Drink Seminar: Super Star Single Malts
Presenter: Paul Watkin

Scotland has an enviable reputation as a producer of high-quality, distinctive single malt whiskeys.  Edrington Portfolio Ambassador, Dan Volway leads this seminar that focuses on three of the country's top distilleries, The Glenrothes, Highland Park and The Macallan.  Guests will taste and compare unique whiskeys from each estate.

Whiskeys:
  • Glenrothes Bourbon Cask Reserve
  • Macallan Double Cask Gold
  • Macallan 12YR Double Cask
  • Macallan 12YR Triple Cask
  • Macallan Rare Cask
  • Naked Grouse
  • Highland Park Magnus
  • Highland Park 18YR


Saturday November 10, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

5:00pm

Drink Seminar: The Toast of the Coast: California’s Hope Family Wines
Join us for a seminar dedicated exclusively to Hope Family Wines, which is located in the Paso Robles region on California’s Central Coast.  Established in 1978, the winery is proudly family-owned and operated, and its current portfolio includes five labels:  Austin Hope, Treana, Liberty School, Troublemaker, and Candor.  The seminar will consider the winery’s contribution to raising Paso Robles’ profile on the world stage, as well as the Hope Family’s cutting-edge commitment to sustainable farming practices.  Guests will enjoy a guided tasting that includes the highly acclaimed Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon and Treana Cab, along with some of the winery’s limited-production Rhône varietal series.

  • Liberty School Chardonnay
  • Treana Chardonnay
  • Treana Blanc
  • Candor Zin
  • Troublemaker
  • Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Treana Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Treana Red
  • Austin Hope Grenache
  • Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Austin Hope Syrah


Saturday November 10, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

5:00pm

Drink Seminar: Turning Over a New Leaf: Oregon's Weird & Wild Wines
Presenter: Jessica Endsworth

A handful of winemakers in Oregon have captured the imagination of the American wine market by experimenting with unusual grape varieties and natural winemaking methods. Join Jessica Endsworth for a guided tasting of wines from Minimus, Andrew Rich, Fossil & Fawn, and more. A great opportunity to sample varieties such as Marechal Foch, Muscat Ottonel, and Müller-Thurgau.

Wines:
 
  • Minimus ‘Dictionary Series’ Muller Thurgau
  • Fossil & Fawn White Blend
  • The Eyrie Vineyards Muscat Ottonel
  • Duck Pond Pinot Gris
  • Andrew Rich Sauvignon blanc
  • Left Coast Cellars Rose
  • August Cellars Marechal Foch
  • Brittan Vineyards Syrah


Saturday November 10, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

6:00pm

Savour at The Westin
Inclusions: Entry, food, drink samples, entertainment
 
The highly popular Savour event returns for a fourth year as the perfect event to satisfy your hunger prior to sipping into the night at Crush Grand Tasting. The expansive Emerald Ballroom at The Westin invites you to relax and indulge, with the accompaniment of local live music to complete the casual lounge setting.

Savour brings you an irresistible selection of locally-inspired favourites including our coveted Poutine Bar, Specialty Sliders, Truffle Mac n’ Cheese, and more. These comforting culinary delights are perfectly paired with BC and international wine samplings.

Invigorate your senses at Savour.
                                      
                                   
    

Saturday November 10, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Westin Resort and Spa - Emerald Ballroom 4090 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

6:00pm

Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Laughing Stock Winemakers Dinner
Come discover BC’s best emerging wineries; solely focusing on premium, small production wines and showcasing the very best of the fruit they grow. The Grill Room team invites you to this tantalizing dinner with expertly paired signature wines from the region. Winemaker Nikki Callaway will be on hand to share stories about the wines and her first harvest with David Enns. Winemaker David Enns is required at the winery to preside over the vintage.

Saturday November 10, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fairmont Chateau Whistler 4599 Chateau Boulevard Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4 Canada

6:00pm

Il Caminetto - Ruffino Wine Dinner
For over 150 years, Ruffino has been producing wines in the heat of Tuscany. Chef James Walt has created a menu inspired by his passion for the region. Equally true for Master of Wine Eugene Mlynczyk and our Wine Director Leagh Barkley who will be pouring a range of sparkling, whites and fine reds. Notable mention for the Brunello and Vin Santo!

Saturday November 10, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Il Caminetto 4222 village stroll Whister, BC V8E1K8 Canada

6:00pm

The Cellar by Araxi: Big Guns 'Pair Excellence'
Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar pulls out all the stops to showcase the very of best in Old World treasures. Explore wines from the most storied regions of Europe and learn about the age-old art of pairing great wines and food from where it all began. Wine Director Jason Kawaguchi handpicks some of the most sought-after wines for Executive Chef Quang Dang to craft an outstanding farm-to-table menu.

Saturday November 10, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
The Cellar by Araxi 150-4222 Village Square Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 Canada

6:00pm

Intimate Evening at Legs Diamond
Legs Diamond was conceived as a result of over 37 years in the fine dining and catering business. We wanted an intimate and smaller space to work in. And quickly decided we would make it unique. The use of sterling silver and fine bone china and miss matching them on the tables goes with the rich mahogany and purple heart wood and copper used throughout the space. Antique cabinets, dressers and tables and our new custom made purple heart dining tables all add a warm ambiance to the place. There is a certain casualness, even quirkiness with the place while at the same time appearing unpretentious. Service is discreet and relaxed, efficient and friendly.

Menu: 
Winter Salad with Goat Cheese Croquettes
Frisee, radicchio, endive, pomegranate, toasted pumpkin seeds, croquettes & almond dust
or
Cream of Watercress Soup
*Ft. Berens Pinot Gris*

Venison Carpaccio
sumac rubbed, truffle mustard, crostini & micro greens
* Marichel Lone Wolf Syrah*
or
Panko Prawns with Sambuca Spiked Cocktail Sauce
*Time Estate Chardonnay*

Dueling Duck
or
Wild Sockeye Salmon
or
Lamb Shank
Parsnip Puree, Pearl Cous Cous, Roasted potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables
*Howling Bluff Pinot Noir *
'three mile creek'
or
*Hugging Tree Moonchild Merlot*

Cinnamon Dusted Deep Fried Cheesecake
or
Chocolate Tart with Anjou Pears & Chantilly Cream
*Ft Berens Late Harvest Riesling*

Saturday November 10, 2018 6:00pm - Sunday November 11, 2018 12:00am
Legs Diamond 4573 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4

6:30pm

Aura at Nita Lake Lodge - Sip & Savour Winemaker Dinner
Building on the success of this summer's Sip & Savour Monthly Winemaker Dinner Series, Aura at Nita Lake Lodge is excited to showcase a special Cornucopia-style Sip & Savour winemaker dinner event on Saturday, November 10th. With a focus on highlighting a sneak peek of the upcoming winter menu, this dinner event will feature four delicious courses by Nita Lake Lodge’s Executive Chef James Olberg alongside elegantly paired wines from the chosen winemaker.

Saturday November 10, 2018 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Aura at Nita Lake Lodge 2131 Lake Placid Road Whistler, BC V0N 1B2 Canada

7:45pm

Signature Tasting: Crush Grand Tasting: Early Entry
Room set-up/format:
Gala Tasting with sampling booths set up throughout the room

Attire:
“Whistler Casual” – this means anything from jeans and a t-shirt to a ball gown or tuxedo!

Location:
Whistler Conference Centre Grand Foyer & Sea to Sky Ballroom

Event Description:
The Crush Early Entry ticket is a head start for a limited number of attendees to the Crush Gala Tasting. This is your chance to be one of the first through the door to interact with dozens of wineries and sip a fantastic collection of wine. Take the opportunity to talk one-on-one with winemakers and producers from BC and beyond. Do you ever look at a wine list and wish you could have it all? At Crush, you can do just that. As the renowned flagship grand tasting event of Cornucopia, Crush creates a vibrant atmosphere for attendees to sip, savour and sample their way through the night. It is an opportunity for guests to discover a new gem, or ten! Meet wineries from BC and beyond and enjoy bites from some of Whistler's best restaurants. Located in the Sea to Sky Ballroom at the Whistler Conference Centre, Crush is dynamic, lively, sensational and a feast for the senses.

Saturday November 10, 2018 7:45pm - 8:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

8:30pm

Signature Tasting: Crush Grand Tasting
Room set-up/format:
Gala Tasting with sampling booths set up throughout the room

Attire:
“Whistler Casual” – this means anything from jeans and a t-shirt to a ball gown or tuxedo!

Location:
Whistler Conference Centre Grand Foyer & Sea to Sky Ballroom

Event Description:
The renowned flagship grand tasting event of Cornucopia: Crush creates a vibrant atmosphere for attendees to sip, savour and sample their way through the night and get to know new wines, creating new favourites. Crush is an opportunity for attendees to discover a new gem, or ten! Meet wineries from BC and beyond and enjoy bites from exciting and different vendors. Located at the Whistler Conference Centre, Crush is a dynamic, lively, sensational feast for the senses.

Featuring…
Aquilini Red Mountain
Arrowleaf Cellars
Barcbees Fine Wines: Bien Nacido, Bodegas Monterebro, Chateau Pegau, Domaine Tawse 
Barrage Cellars
Basel Cellars
BC Wine Studio
Black Hills Estate Winery
Black Market Wine Co.
Black Sage Vineyard & Inniskillin
Blasted Church Vineyards
Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars
Bordertown Vineyards and Estate Winery 
c.c. jentsch cellars
Calliope Wines 
CANEXIM COMPANY
Charles Smith | Nobilo
Chateau Bianca/Wetzel Estate
Church & State Winery
Clos du Soleil Winery
Corcelettes Estate Winery
Covert Farms Family Estate Winery
Craggy Range
Crowsnest Vineyards
Da Silva Vineyards and Winery
Deep Roots Winery
Dirty Laundry Vineyards
Empson Wines
ENRICO WINERY
Forbidden Fruit & Dead End Cellars
Fort Berens Estate Winery
Foxtrot Vineyards
Hedges Family Estate
Hester Creek Estate Winery
Hope Family Wines
Howling Bluff Winery
Hugging Tree Winery
Indigenous World Winery
JoieFarm Winery
Kettle Valley Winery / Orofino Vineyards
LA FRENZ WINERY
Lang Vineyards
Lunessence Winery
Marichel Winery
Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits
MASI Winery 
Michael David Winery 
Monte Creek Ranch Winery
Moon Curser Vineyards
Okanagan Crush Pad - Narrative Wines
Oyster Bay Wines & Barossa Valley Estate Wines
Peacock & Martin Wine Merchants
Pentage Winery
Play Estate Winery
Revelry Import Company Inc.
Rocca delle Macie
Rose Family Estate
Roust Canada
Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery 
Summerhill Pyramid Winery
Sunrock Vineyards & Steller’s Jay
The Macallan
The Vibrant Vine 
Therapy Vineyards
TIME Winery
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
United Republic
Van Westen Vineyards
Villa Maria
Washington State Wine
Waterside Vineyard & Winery
Wines of Argentina

Saturday November 10, 2018 8:30pm - 11:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way
 
Sunday, November 11
 

10:00am

Nourish: Caveman Grocers - Chef Kara McMaster
Room set-up/format:
Sit down informative/instructional tasting.

Attire:
Smart Casual

Location:
Whistler Conference Centre - Sub Zero & Wolf Culinary Stage - Grand Foyer

Event Description:
Co-founder of Caveman Grocer, Kara McMaster will be speaking and teaching on how to master the basics of cooking, and the building blocks to creating delicious and nourishing recipes. Kara McMaster is the co-founder of Caveman Grocer, a paleo dedicated meal delivery service. She started Caveman Grocer in 2012 when she noticed that people wanted to follow a paleo diet, but lacked the time, knowledge and skills to do so. Kara knew there was a hole in the market, and created Caveman Grocer. Her passion and dedication to providing clients with paleo meals featuring local farms, pasture raised animals and old school cooking techniques have brought rapid growth to the company.

Sunday November 11, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

11:30am

Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Bubbles & Brunch
A lingering weekend breakfast is a delightful indulgence, and Fairmont Chateau Whistler sets the bar once again with their famous Bubbles & Brunch: a sparkling stage with refreshing bubbles, live music and many brunch delicacies including juicy carved roasts, piles of fresh seafood, made-to-order omelettes with all the fixings, Belgian waffles topped with fruit and cream, and decadent desserts.

Sunday November 11, 2018 11:30am - 3:30pm
Fairmont Chateau Whistler 4599 Chateau Boulevard Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4 Canada

12:00pm

Culinary Stage: Fort Berens with The Kitchen
Room set-up/format:
Sit down informative/instructional tasting.

Attire:
Smart Casual

Location:
Whistler Conference Centre - Sub Zero & Wolf Culinary Stage - Grand Foyer

Cooking Seminar The Kitchen at Fort Berens Estate Winery, featuring Chef Jean-Sébastien (JS) Ouellette
Date November 11, 2018 from 12noon – 1:30pm
Series Title Crafting the Culinary History of Lillooet
The Presenters:
The Chef – Chef Jean-Sébastien (JS) Ouellette, The Kitchen at Fort Berens Estate Winery
The Sommelier – Lesley Provost, Director of Hospitality, The Kitchen at Fort Berens Estate Winery
The Historian – TBC
The Description:
The Lillooet area is steeped in storied history, a place where the living traditions of the First Nations of the region met the practices of the 19th century settlers drawn by the discovery of gold along the Gold Rush Trail.
In recent years, other newcomers have arrived to take advantage of the bounty of the land in this region. They have discovered what was long known: that the alpine breezes, lingering summer sunlight, and moderate winters of Lillooet are perfect for growing many crops.
Lillooet and the surrounding areas have experienced a growth in the production of local, organic and often heritage, fruit, vegetables and herbs, and meats such as beef, pork, lamb and duck. Farmers are increasingly focused on the production of varieties that not only are organic, but also more nutritious, with better flavour and aromas than those commercially produced elsewhere.
As this region evolves, these new crops of today and those we will see tomorrow have an opportunity to meld uniquely with the traditional First Nations recipes of the region, as well as with other food cultures.
This culinary stage experience is a unique opportunity to savour three unique wine-paired dishes along with a presentation and celebration of Lillooet's culinary history, through to the present, and with a nod to the exciting future. This experience is designed to be just as educational as it is delicious.
Today, with 30 acres of vines in the ground, and a cabinet filled with regional, national and international wine awards, Fort Berens is showing the world that Lillooet is a discovery for the new millennium and the birthing place of an exciting emerging wine and culinary region as they passionately handcraft award-winning wines that reflect the unique Lillooet terroir. You can see all of the richness of these bounties come together with a farm-to-table meal showcasing the local food and wine at The Kitchen at Fort Berens, their winery restaurant overlooking the vineyard.

Sunday November 11, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

12:00pm

Drink Seminar: Bubble-icious 
Presenter: Daenna Van Mulligen

This annual seminar on sparkling wines always rises to the top of the list of must-attend events at Cornucopia. Although often sterotyped as a "special occasion" wine, bubbly comes in a range of styles and price points, and is a food-friendly option for everything from a casual weekend breakfast to an impromptu picnic in the backyard. Daenna Van Mulligen will lead a guided tasting of sparklers from around the world to show the diversity of stylistic and regional differences available.

Wines:
  •  Bottega Prosecco Brut DOC
  • ‘Casa di Malia Prosecco Organic
  • Villa Sandi Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut
  • Mezza di Mezzacorona
  • Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava
  • Bernard Massard Cuvee de L'Ecuson Brut
  • JoieFarm Quotidien Brut
  • Anthonji Rupert L'Ormarins Blanc de Blancs
  • Blue Mountain Gold Label Brut
  • Cono Sur Brut Rose
  • Domaine Carneros Cuvee de La Pompadour Rose


Sunday November 11, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

12:00pm

Drink Seminar: Masters on the Edge: Trendsetting Winemakers from the West Coast
Presenter: DJ Kearney

A cohort of innovative winemakers with Master of Wine and Master Sommelier credentials has emerged from the West Coast and Pacific Northwest. In addition to wine theory and tasting chops, they share a willingness to shake up the way things are done. We will profile several of the most talked-about names in the biz, and guests will sample the wines that are changing peoples' perceptions about what's possible on the coast.

Wines:
  • Little Farm Winery Mulberry Tree Vineyard Riesling
  • Daydreamer Wines Riesling
  • Little Farm Winery Mulberry Tree Vineyard Chardonnay
  • Malene Rose
  • Lingua Franca Pinot Noir
  • Betz Family Winery Besoleil
  • Gramercy Cellars Syrah (Lagniappe)
  • Daydreamer Wines Amelia
  • Betz Family Winery Clos de Betz
  • Constant Crush ‘Lone Row’ Cabernet Franc
  • Gramercy Cellars Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon


Sunday November 11, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

12:00pm

Drink Seminar: Top Value Wines
Presenters: Tyler Dawson, Rachelle Goudreau, Kurtis Kolt

They're made from different grape varietals, they come from different places, and they're sold at different price points, but the wines featured in this seminar share one noteworthy quality:  they're gobsmackingly good value for the money.  Tyler Dawson, Kurtis Kolt,  and Rachelle Goudreau talk about what makes their selections such exceptional value, and guests will judge for themselves as they sample a range of wines from budget corkers to high-end knockouts.

Wines:
  • Protea Chenin Blanc
  • Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling
  • Lake Breeze Roussanne
  • Cono Sur Bicicleta Viognier
  • Wild Goose Winery Autumn Gold
  • Prieuré de Montézargues Tavel
  • Vina Real Rioja Crianza
  • Cono Sur Organic Cabernet Sauvignon/Carmenere/Syrah
  • Clos du Soleil Syrah
  • Luccarelli Negroamaro IGP
  • Yalumba Old Bush-Vine Grenache
  • Elephant Island Cassis


Sunday November 11, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

12:00pm

Chef Table Luncheon: Edible Canada
Room set-up/format:
Set menu. Each course paired with a beverage

Attire:
Smart Casual

Location:
Private residence

Event Description:
Edible Canada’s President and Founder, Eric Pateman, has grown his company from a tiny one-man culinary concierge service into one of the leading ambassadors of Canadian cuisine. Beginning simply as Edible Vancouver in the spring of 2005, Eric widened his scope beyond city limits with a culinary artisan retail store and expansion to Edible British Columbia.

Edible Canada’s vision is to make a national food community which helps define Canadian cuisine and generates a strong sense of food culture. Through learning, collaboration, celebration, story-telling and food experiences, our mission is to support the growth of Canada’s culinary collective, creating more opportunity for all those who help shape the face of Canadian food.

Edible Canada’s services include a vibrant bistro, retail & online artisan food store, demonstration kitchen, culinary tours, events, and other adventures. While Edible Canada’s primary store location resides on Granville Island, you can also find ‘walls’ filled with the store’s products in partnering locations including: Handpicked Home (White Rock, BC), Codfathers (Kelowna, BC), Blackcomb Liquor Store (Whistler, BC), Okanagan Crush Pad (Summerland, BC), and Road 13 (Oliver, BC).

At Edible Canada, we Celebrate Canadian cuisine in various ways.
Exploring new flavours while touring, creating dishes inspired by the land and our many cultures and curating products from small Canadian artisans to help disclosure our beautiful produce.

Eric Pateman is the nation’s leading ambassador of Canadian cuisine and a story teller for hundreds of small artisan food companies, farmers, fisherman, foragers and is known to bring together chefs and influencers from all aspects of the culinary world.

Eric owns and operates the successful Edible Canada brand of companies, which includes a restaurant, retail stores and a culinary travel division. Additionally, Eric also has an award -winning salt company and a consulting practice that keeps him travelling around the world about 75% of the time working for both public and private sector clients to define cuisines, build brands and shape the future of food. He is regularly sought as an expert for Canadian food and wine for research projects, cooking demonstrations and speaking engagements. He is the co-author and contributor to three books, and was named as the recipient of the Mayor of Vancouver’s Art Award for Culinary Arts, was one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40 Business People, and was named to Western Living Magazine’s list of the Top 40 Foodies Under 40.

When Eric isn’t working, he’s home in the mountain town of Squamish or hanging out in Whistler, his favourite place to relax and unwind.

Tobias Grignon is a born and raised B.C. His past experience has included being the Executive Chef at Bistro Pastis and its sister restaurant, Le Parisien. After two-and-a-half years of preparing award-winning French cuisine, Tobias moved to open Mamie Taylor’s in Chinatown and eventually Edible Canada where he currently resides as our Culinary Director. Tobias has extensive experience cooking with local seafood. He’s stated that “(b)uying locally is really important to me. It’s just the way we should be doing things.”

Rare Seared Albacore Tuna
Rice Crisp, Spicy Curry, Pickled Ginger, Micro Cilantro, Thai Basil, Sliced Avocado


2017 Lunessence Sauvignon Blanc Muscat


Fire Roasted Carrot & Brussels Sprout Salad
Pecorino Cheese, Shaved Almonds, Carrot Top Pesto


2015 Lunessence Reserve Chardonnay


Torched Wild Sockeye Salmon
Bacon, Wild Chanterelle Mushrooms, Wilted Kale


2016 Lunessence Crescendo


Fraser Valley Lamb Chops
Chocolate, Cinnamon & Cloves, Blistered Cherry Tomatoes & Fresh Mint


2016 Lunessence Cabernet Sauvignon


Dark Chocolate Terrine
Haskap puree, Spruce Tip Creme


2015 Merlot Ice Wine


Sunday November 11, 2018 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Private Whistler Home

12:00pm

Chef Table Luncheon: Wildebeest
Room set-up/format:
Set menu. Each course paired with a beverage

Attire:
Smart Casual

Location:
Private residence

Event Description:
Culinary aficionados can get an up-close-and-personal glimpse of Wildebeest Chef Ian McHale’s classic-meets-contemporary culinary approach and decadent-yet-simple country cooking in this exclusive Chef’s Table Luncheon featuring a multi-course menu paired with a handpicked selection of wines by Wine Director Justin Everett. A true champion of Wildebeest’s farm-to-table ethos, McHale takes great pride in collaborating with local farmers, ranchers and providers to oversee the innovative nose-to-tail butchery program at the Gastown hotspot, where dishes are paired with a diverse list of Old- and New-World wines and an award-winning cocktail list. At Wildebeest, McHale takes full advantage of his gastronomical freedom to work with offal and other unique cuts of meat and spearheads the restaurant’s 100-per-cent in-house charcuterie program.

Sunday November 11, 2018 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Private Whistler Home

2:00pm

Culinary Stage: Culinary Olympic Champion Chef Dave Ryan w/ Sub Zero and Wolf
Room set-up/format:
Sit down informative/instructional tasting.

Attire:
Smart Casual
 
Location:
Whistler Conference Centre - Sub Zero & Wolf Culinary Stage - Grand Foyer

Event Description: Chef Dave Ryan
Canadian born and raised in Nova Scotia, Dave began his career in 1984 after graduating with highest standing awards from a from a 2 year culinary arts program at NSIT, in Nova Scotia. With a variety of ethnic influences throughout his career, along with his own Middle Eastern and Irish heritage, his cooking style is modern European influenced with Canadian roots.

Dave started his culinary journey working in higher end hotels like the ITT corporate Sheraton and New World hotels. Working across Canada in major cities like Toronto and Calgary, Dave has been lucky to work with some of Canada's most notable chefs like Tony Marakaimi, Marcel Krentz, and Fred Zimmerman. He eventually landed in Vancouver near the end of Expo 86 and moved to the interior in 1992, taking on the role as Executive Chef at Lake Okanagan Resort in Kelowna. While in the Okanagan, Dave co-hosted a radio program called' 'Stump The Chef", but in 2001 the city beckoned him back, and so he lives in Abbotsford and commutes into Vancouver to VCC everyday. Dave has contributed published material in 9 hard covered books, including the 1999 to 2004 editions of "Canadian "ON COOKING" and the "2008 Culinary Team Canada Cooks" cookbook.

He dedicates his time to working directly with young chefs and competitors of the future. He is a former regional team BC manager and past coach for our provincial Aboriginal Team. Dave holds 5 Healthy Chef titles all with student teams from VCC and personally helped raise money for the Elizabeth Fry Society, Rotary club and other local charities. In 2007 Ryan was involved in the reality TV show "The Next Great Chef", in 2008 selected for the" Julius Pokomandy Award" and "2009 BC Chef Of The Year". Completing his certification in National judging, Dave was on the list of select Canadian chefs who represent as international judges for W.A.C.S. sanctioned events around the globe.

Having become involved in culinary competitions early in his career, Dave sees them as a source of great inspiration for both apprentices and established professionals. "There is more to cooking and creating than our everyday work can offer. We can't re-invent food but I believe we can take that basic function and elevate it to an art." He has certainly proven that with his achievements in culinary competitions. He holds 9 Provincial trophies, over 26 medals, and 5 gold with distinction in competitions within Canada and the United States. Dave has seen 13 national competitions in the European circuit; and 9 as a core team member of our National Culinary Olympic Team. With over 45 National medals all gold except 3 and 6 medals highest in category, Dave is a 2 time World Champion and holder of the Olympic "Grand Gold" in the 2000 World Culinary Olympics.

Sunday November 11, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

2:30pm

Drink Seminar: Chenin Blanc: Live with Style, Age with Grace
Presenter: Tyler Dawson

Winemakers love Chenin Blanc because it offers a blank canvas on which they can work: the grape is highly sensitive to geography and climate, so it expresses terroir easily, and it can be used to make wines of nearly any style, including dry, off-dry, sweet, and sparkling versions. It's also unusual among white grapes for its ability to age well: Chenin Blancs from France's Loire region have been known to evolve in the bottle for nearly a century. Tyler Dawson hosts this hour-long stand-up seminar on Chenin Blanc and its versatility as a culinary match. Guests will taste a range of wines from South Africa, France, BC, and more.

Wines:
  • Vincent Rambault Bel Air Vouvray
  • Gaudrelle Clos le Vigneau AOC Vouvray
  • Tea Leaf Chenin Blanc
  • Reyneke Biodynamic Chenin Blanc
  • Basel Cellars Chenin Blanc
  • Road 13 Sparkling Chenin Blanc


Sunday November 11, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

2:30pm

Drink Seminar: The Mediterranean Advantage
Presenter: Rachelle Goudreau

The Mediterranean Sea borders some of the best winegrowing regions in the world, from France to Italy to Greece to Croatia (which has been making wine for more than two millennia, so don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it). Rachelle Goudreau leads this hour-long stand-up seminar focused on the influence of the coastal climate and the variety of grapes and winemaking styles in the region. Guests will taste a range of reds and whites that illustrate why the Mediterranean has been the birthplace of so many iconic wines.

Wines:
  • Anna Codorniu Cava 
  • Crudo Organic Catarratto Zibibbo
  • M. Chapoutier Bila Haut White
  • Roseline Prestige Rosé IGP
  • Il Passo Nerelllo Mascalese Nero d'Avola
  • Stina Cuvee Red
  • Domaine de la Baume Languedoc Syrah
  • Paololeo Salice Salentino Rosso DOC


Sunday November 11, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

2:30pm

Drink Seminar: Peak Experiences: Mountain Wines from Around the Globe
Presenter: Maude Renaud-Brisson & Kristi Linneboe

Mountains have always called to humans as the ultimate symbol of freedom, and reaching the summit is synonymous with achieving excellence. It's only natural, then, that these wines are some of the most exciting styles in the world. Join Maude Renaud-Brisson and Kristi Linneboe for this guided tasting to explore the peak examples made today.  Could Whistler be next?  Come find out.

Wines:
  • El Porvenir Laborum Torrontes
  • Colome Estate Malbec
  • Famille Hugel Tradition Pinot Gris
  • Zinck Pinot Noir Portrait
  • Pietradolce Etna Bianco
  • Planeta Etna Rosso
  • Mitchell Clare Valley Riesling
  • Alpha Box & Dice Dead Winemakers Society Dolcetto
  • St Urbans Hof Mosel Old Vines Riesling
  • Selbach Oster Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese


Sunday November 11, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

2:30pm

Drink Seminar: You Love Gin! You Just Don’t Know it Yet
Presenter: Kelly Ann Woods

Have you been avoiding gin following a regrettable experience in which you were ambushed by supercharged martinis or had your hopes dashed by watery G & Ts? This seminar will show you what you’ve been missing. Available in flavoured versions ranging from pineapple to salted caramel to elderflower, gin is indispensible to any home bar arsenal. Kelly Ann Woods of Gillespie’s Fine Spirits leads this tasting of top-notch gins that will win your approval as solo refreshments or as the driving force in killer mixed drinks.

Gins:
  • Gillespie’s Fine Spirits Sin Gin
  • Prairie Gin
  • Star of Bombay Gin

    • Aviation
    • Last Word
    • Corpse Reviver #2
    • Singapore Sling


Sunday November 11, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

3:00pm

Four Seasons - Billecart-Salmon Champagne Après Party
Billecart-Salmon Champagne Après Party – bringing a Whistler winter tradition to Fall 

Usually a winter affair, SIDECUT Steak+Bar & Billecart-Salmon Champagne, wants those to join Whistler’s Après tradition early this year with its Champagne Tapas Après Party, exclusive to Cornucopia. Celebrating all things salmon, Executive Chef Eren Guryel, hopes this fiesta will delight guests as they dine on Olive oil confit salmon and smoked salmon, Ikura caviar and Crème Fraiche blinis while sipping on French Billecart-Salmon; a champagne that has been cultivated over 7 generations.

In true Après style, our in-house DJ's will be spinning smooth dance rhythms to keep the party buzzing. 


Ticket includes two Champagne glasses and two salmon tapas.

Sunday November 11, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Four Seasons Resort Whistler 4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4

4:00pm

Drink Seminar: Cabernet Franc: Best Supporting Player to Leading Role
Presenter: Tyler Dawson

Cabernet Franc is best known for its role in much-celebrated Bordeaux blends, but like any good character actor, it can carry a scene alone when it's given the chance. Although it often languishes in the shadow of popular rival Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Franc is a more reliable producer in cool climates, and winemakers are warming up to its potential as a stand-alone varietal (check out the Loire Valley's Chinon offerings). Tyler Dawson leads this hour-long stand-up seminar on Cabernet Franc, which will include a tasting of great examples of the wine from France, Argentina, and other global players, as well as wineries right here in BC.

Wines:
  • Domaine Pallus Chinon
  • Jean Maurice Raffault Chinon
  • La Mascota Cabernet Franc
  • Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Franc
  • Bartier Bros Cabernet Franc
  • Burrowing Owl Cabernet Franc


Sunday November 11, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

4:00pm

Drink Seminar: Land Ho! Discovering Island Wines
Presenter: Rachelle Goudreau

Charles Darwin formulated his theory of evolution after visiting the Galapagos Islands and noticing a particular bird species, the finch, looked and behaved differently on each of the islands. His ideas unleashed a firestorm of controversy! But – more importantly – what does this mean for wine? While all island climates are influenced by the ocean, they vary from lush and fertile to arid and rocky, and vineyard soils can include sand, volcanic ash, and more. Join Rachelle Goudreau for this one-hour, stand-up seminar on how the island isolation has given rise to unique wines and winemaking styles. Guests will taste examples from our own Vancouver Island, Sicily, Madeira, Tasmania, and beyond.

Wines:
  • Averill Creek Charm de L’lle
  • The Ned Pinot Gris
  • Donnafugata Lighea
  • Kutatas Ortega
  • Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir
  • Cusumano Nero d’Avola IGT
  • Alderlea Clarinet
  • Blandy’s Duke of Clarence


Sunday November 11, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

4:00pm

Drink Seminar: A Journey of the Senses, Riedel Tasting Seminar
Room set-up/format:
Sit down informative/instructional tasting.
Attire:
Smart Casual

Location:
Whistler Conference Centre - Sub Zero & Wolf Culinary Stage - Grand Foyer

Does the shape of a glass influence our perception of wine? Can the shape impact our enjoyment of wine and food? Join Riedel Regional Manager Alysha Harker as she guides you through a wine and glass experience like no other, you will explore prestige wines and how the glass shape can transform your tasting experience.
 
Price includes a set of 4 Riedel Crystal Glasses value of 170.00 includes wine.

Sunday November 11, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

5:00pm

Drink Seminar: BC Varietal Showdown
Presenter: Gerrit Van Staalduinen

Wine educator Gerrit Van Staalduinen leads this guided tasting of a selection of signature BC wines. Guests will sample 12 varietals/styles of wine in 6 side-by-side pairings, a method calculated to highlight their similarities and differences. There's no better way to experience the diversity and the quality of our locally made vino.

Wines:
  • Riesling Ex Nihilo, 2017
  • Riesling Daydreamer, 2017
  • Sauvignon Blanc Bench 1775, 2017 – Naramata Bench
  • Sauvignon Blanc DaSilva Vineyards, Fume Blanc, 2016 – Naramata Bench
  • Viognier Liquidity Estate, 2017 – Okanagan Falls
  • Viognier Moon Curser, Afraid of the Dark (V.R.M.), 2017 – Osoyoos East Bench
  • Pinot Noir Corcelettes, 2017 – Similkameen, Cawston East Bench
  • Pinot Noir Ex Nihilo, 2017 – Lake Country
  • Merlot Bartier Brothers, 2016 – Black Sage Bench
  • Merlot Fairview Cellars, Estate, 2016 – Golden Mile Bench
  • Meritage Covert Farms, Amicitia, 2015 – North Oliver, McIntyre Bluff
  • Meritage Moon Curser, Border Vines, 2016 – Osoyoos East Bench


Sunday November 11, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

5:00pm

Drink Seminar: Wine & Chocolate: Twice the Vice, Twice the Nice
Presenter: Paul Watkin & Hodie Rondeau

Wine and chocolate are both produced in an astonishing variety of flavours and styles. The character of grapes and cacao beans are profoundly influenced by the geography and climate in which they’re grown, as well as how they’re processed. Wine educator Paul Watkin and Hodie Rondeau of Vancouver’s iconic XOXOLAT lead this guided tasting exploring the flavour possibilities of unexpected wine and chocolate combinations. The greater the risk, the greater the reward!

Wines:
  • Craggy Range - Te Muna Road Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
  • Valckenberg Gewurztraminer
  • Crudo Organic Puglia Negroamaro Rosato
  • Duboeuf Beaujolais
  • Gold Hill Syrah
  • Aroa Le Naturel
  • Pascual Toso Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Hester Creek Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc



Sunday November 11, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

6:00pm

Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Roche Winery Winemakers Dinner
A charming evening awaits you at the private dining room of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Grill Room with an intimate dinner. Deeply rooted in French tradition, come experience the clarity and precision of Roche’s natural and artisanal farming and winemaking that showcase the beauty of the region. Owners Pénélope and Dylan Roche will share the deep love, passion and commitment that they have towards the Okanagan terroir.

Sunday November 11, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fairmont Chateau Whistler 4599 Chateau Boulevard Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4 Canada

6:00pm

The Cellar by Araxi: Intimate Wine Dinner Series featuring Robert Mondavi Winery
Intimate Wine Dinner Series 
Robert Mondavi Winery, Napa California $159 
A winery that needs no introduction. Drawing upon the breadth and depth of the Mondavi winery, join Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar’s Executive Chef Quang Dang for an evening showcasing the finest of west coast cuisine and vintages.

Sunday November 11, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
The Cellar by Araxi 150-4222 Village Square Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 Canada

6:00pm

Intimate Evening at Legs Diamond
Legs Diamond was conceived as a result of over 37 years in the fine dining and catering business. We wanted an intimate and smaller space to work in. And quickly decided we would make it unique. The use of sterling silver and fine bone china and miss matching them on the tables goes with the rich mahogany and purple heart wood and copper used throughout the space. Antique cabinets, dressers and tables and our new custom made purple heart dining tables all add a warm ambiance to the place. There is a certain casualness, even quirkiness with the place while at the same time appearing unpretentious. Service is discreet and relaxed, efficient and friendly.

Menu: 
Winter Salad with Goat Cheese Croquettes
Frisee, radicchio, endive, pomegranate, toasted pumpkin seeds, croquettes & almond dust
or
Cream of Watercress Soup
*Ft. Berens Pinot Gris*

Venison Carpaccio
sumac rubbed, truffle mustard, crostini & micro greens
* Marichel Lone Wolf Syrah*
or
Panko Prawns with Sambuca Spiked Cocktail Sauce
*Time Estate Chardonnay*

Dueling Duck
or
Wild Sockeye Salmon
or
Lamb Shank
Parsnip Puree, Pearl Cous Cous, Roasted potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables
*Howling Bluff Pinot Noir *
'three mile creek'
or
*Hugging Tree Moonchild Merlot*

Cinnamon Dusted Deep Fried Cheesecake
or
Chocolate Tart with Anjou Pears & Chantilly Cream
*Ft Berens Late Harvest Riesling*

Sunday November 11, 2018 6:00pm - Monday November 12, 2018 12:00am
Legs Diamond 4573 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4

6:30pm

Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa - Winemaker Dinner with Anthonij Rupert South Africa
1st Course – Semillon 
Asparagus & Speck
Winter greens, grilled asparagus, shaved shinkispec & Parmesan reggiano,  cippolini onion confit, black truffle vinaigrette  
 
2nd Course – Syrah
Venison & Black Pepper
Juniper & fennel seed crusted short loin, celery root, moscato jus  
 
3rd Course – Bordeaux Blend
Rib & Belly
12hr braised beef short rib, Smoked potato puree, paradise valley pork belly, barley & butternut squash, red wine jus
 
4th Course – Cabernet Sauvignon
Firm & Ripe
Tete de Moine Cow’s milk Switzerland, Blue Juliette goats milk, salt spring island B.C
 
5th Course Cognac
Minardise & Petit Fours

Sunday November 11, 2018 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa 4050 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

7:30pm

Signature Tasting: With a Twist
Room set-up/format:
Gala Tasting with sampling booths set up throughout the room

Attire:
“Whistler Casual” – this means anything from jeans and a t-shirt to a ball gown or tuxedo!

Location:
Whistler Conference Centre - Grand Foyer

Event Description:
Celebrate Cornucopia with a Silent Disco! What is a Silent Disco? It's a party like no other! Each attendee receives a pair of headphones (supplied by us), and three different DJs play on three different channels. Switch it up, mix it up, dance all night - it's three parties at once! Take a break from the dancing to browse, taste and learn about the world of beer, spirits and cocktails as world-class mixologists and producers showcase their favourite liquids. Tickets includes five tokens for your drinks, additional tokens are $1.50 each.

Sunday November 11, 2018 7:30pm - 10:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way
 
Monday, November 12
 

12:00pm

Nourish: From Plant to Plate
Room set-up/format:
Sit down informative/instructional tasting.

Attire:
Smart Casual

Location:
Whistler Conference Centre - Sub Zero & Wolf Culinary Stage - Grand Foyer

Event Description:
Join Dawn Levelton, Holistic Chef, Kitchen Nutrition Coach and owner of Back to Roots Kitchen, for a ‘plant to plate’ adventure guaranteed to awaken your senses and feed your soul.

Dawn will create 3 seasonal plant-based dishes that can be made effortlessly in your own kitchen to optimize your energy and health naturally. Along with an engaging culinary demonstration and tasting, you will be guided on a nutritional journey of the recipes to highlight how the chosen food’s nourish your body completely. Simple and whole from plant to plate. Real food for on-the-go life!

About Dawn Levelton:
Born and raised on one of Richmond's original dairy farms, Dawn gently endorses a mainly plant-based "back to roots" holistic approach. A culinary nutrition ninja, gardening guru and plant-based foodie based in Steveston Village, Dawn's passion is to work with and inspire health conscious people wanting to create plant-based home-cooked meals in their own kitchen. She mainly works with ambitious individuals and families living busy, on-the-go lifestyles wanting to optimize their energy and health naturally. Dawn enjoys sharing her knowledge about nutrition by offering in-home holistic kitchen coaching, ‘plant to plate’ meal prepping services, hands-on culinary nutrition workshops and pop-up events designed to educate and reconnect people with delicious, whole and nutritious foods. (#backtorootskitchen)

Monday November 12, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

5:30pm

Drink Seminar: Chocolate and Cocktails: Prepare for Impact
Presenter: Kelly Ann Woods & Hodie Rondeau

The power of pairing chocolate with spirits is something best appreciated through direct experience. Back by popular demand, this seminar takes a hands-on and methodical approach to the enticing subject. First, Hodie Rondeau of Vancouver’s Xoxolat leads a tasting of pure cocoa to show the subtle flavours usually obscured by excessive sweetening in commercial candy bars. Then Kelly Ann Woods leads a tasting of raw spirits. Finally, guests sample a range of chocolates from Xoxolat matched with cocktails that will shift their tastebuds into overdrive. Guests will also learn the basics of making mixed drinks necessary to pursue further study in the growing field.

Spirits:

  • Old Fashioned
  • Clover Club
  • Negroni
  • Elderflower Sour
  • Paloma
  • Mai Tai


Monday November 12, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

6:00pm

Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Foxtrot Vineyards Winemakers Dinner
Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to spend an evening with Gustav Allander, winemaker of the exclusive Naramata winery Foxtrot. Internationally acclaimed for their ultra premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this intimate dinner with ideal pairings is the perfect ticket.

Monday November 12, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fairmont Chateau Whistler 4599 Chateau Boulevard Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4 Canada

6:00pm

The Cellar by Araxi: Intimate Wine Dinner Series featuring Masi Agricola Winery
Intimate Wine Dinner Series
Masi Agricola, Verona Italy
Il Caminetto's Wine Director Leagh Barkley and Masi Agricola's Canadian Brand Ambassador James Bornn are thrilled to host an exciting Italian-inspired dinner within The Cellar By Araxi. Featuring modern Italian cuisine of Il Caminetto Executive Chef James Walt, this dinner is simply not-to-be-missed. Perfetto!

Monday November 12, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
The Cellar by Araxi 150-4222 Village Square Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 Canada

6:00pm

Intimate Evening at Legs Diamond
Legs Diamond was conceived as a result of over 37 years in the fine dining and catering business. We wanted an intimate and smaller space to work in. And quickly decided we would make it unique. The use of sterling silver and fine bone china and miss matching them on the tables goes with the rich mahogany and purple heart wood and copper used throughout the space. Antique cabinets, dressers and tables and our new custom made purple heart dining tables all add a warm ambiance to the place. There is a certain casualness, even quirkiness with the place while at the same time appearing unpretentious. Service is discreet and relaxed, efficient and friendly.

Menu: 
Winter Salad with Goat Cheese Croquettes
Frisee, radicchio, endive, pomegranate, toasted pumpkin seeds, croquettes & almond dust
or
Cream of Watercress Soup
*Ft. Berens Pinot Gris*

Venison Carpaccio
sumac rubbed, truffle mustard, crostini & micro greens
* Marichel Lone Wolf Syrah*
or
Panko Prawns with Sambuca Spiked Cocktail Sauce
*Time Estate Chardonnay*

Dueling Duck
or
Wild Sockeye Salmon
or
Lamb Shank
Parsnip Puree, Pearl Cous Cous, Roasted potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables
*Howling Bluff Pinot Noir *
'three mile creek'
or
*Hugging Tree Moonchild Merlot*

Cinnamon Dusted Deep Fried Cheesecake
or
Chocolate Tart with Anjou Pears & Chantilly Cream
*Ft Berens Late Harvest Riesling*

Monday November 12, 2018 6:00pm - Tuesday November 13, 2018 12:00am
Legs Diamond 4573 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4
 
Tuesday, November 13
 

5:30pm

Drink Seminar: What Do Sam & Eric Drink? Go-To Wines for Locals
Presenters: Eric Blouin & Samantha Rahn

Whistlerites Eric Blouin and Samantha Rahn host this seminar on their favourite wines priced at under $30 all in.  They’ll each suggest half a dozen bottles that are usually available in the local market and can be counted on to deliver.  Guests will sample a variety of reds, whites, and sparklers suitable for mid-week dinners and Netflix marathons, as well as casual entertaining.

Wines:
  • Monmousseau Cuvée JM Brut AC Touraine
  • Hester Creek Pinot Blanc
  • Laurenz Und Sophie Singing Gruner Veltliner
  • Protea Chenin Blanc
  • Wild Goose Gewurztraminer
  • Domaine L'Ostal Cazes Rosé
  • Fontella Chianti
  • Les Halos de Jupiter Cotes du Rhone
  • Basiliscobarile Teodosio Aglianico del Vulture
  • Yalumba Organic Shiraz
  • Colossal Reserva Tinto Red Blend
  • Masi Campofiorin


Tuesday November 13, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

6:00pm

BLACKS PUB & RESTAURANT: BEER PAIRING: 4 COURSES WITH WHISTLER BREWING CO.
Tantalize your taste buds with an evening of irresistible food and delicious beer in this collaborative event from local friends Whistler Brewing Co and Blacks Pub & Restaurant. Including a four-course meal spectacularly paired with staple and seasonal brews. If you love food and beer, this is a night not to be missed!

Sneak Peak at the Menu:
1st Course
Curried roast pumpkin soup with cilantro crème fraîche

2nd Course
Wild BC Salmon and maple chilli sweet potato salad

3rd Course
Spice-rub pan roasted duck breast served with apple & dark cherry sauce 

4th Course
White chocolate apricot almond bread pudding with whiskey custard and topped with vanilla bean ice cream
 


Tuesday November 13, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Blacks Pub & Restaurant 4270 Mountain Square

6:00pm

Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Painted Rock Winemakers Dinner
Painted Rock’s impeccable commitment to producing the best of the terroir has made this family-run estate winery one of the best known of the region. A magnificent dinner awaits you with perfectly paired wines acclaimed worldwide by critics. Owner John Skinner will be sharing his stories about some of the most famous wines of the Okanagan.

Tuesday November 13, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fairmont Chateau Whistler 4599 Chateau Boulevard Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4 Canada

6:00pm

Intimate Evening at Legs Diamond
Legs Diamond was conceived as a result of over 37 years in the fine dining and catering business. We wanted an intimate and smaller space to work in. And quickly decided we would make it unique. The use of sterling silver and fine bone china and miss matching them on the tables goes with the rich mahogany and purple heart wood and copper used throughout the space. Antique cabinets, dressers and tables and our new custom made purple heart dining tables all add a warm ambiance to the place. There is a certain casualness, even quirkiness with the place while at the same time appearing unpretentious. Service is discreet and relaxed, efficient and friendly.

Menu: 
Winter Salad with Goat Cheese Croquettes
Frisee, radicchio, endive, pomegranate, toasted pumpkin seeds, croquettes & almond dust
or
Cream of Watercress Soup
*Ft. Berens Pinot Gris*

Venison Carpaccio
sumac rubbed, truffle mustard, crostini & micro greens
* Marichel Lone Wolf Syrah*
or
Panko Prawns with Sambuca Spiked Cocktail Sauce
*Time Estate Chardonnay*

Dueling Duck
or
Wild Sockeye Salmon
or
Lamb Shank
Parsnip Puree, Pearl Cous Cous, Roasted potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables
*Howling Bluff Pinot Noir *
'three mile creek'
or
*Hugging Tree Moonchild Merlot*

Cinnamon Dusted Deep Fried Cheesecake
or
Chocolate Tart with Anjou Pears & Chantilly Cream
*Ft Berens Late Harvest Riesling*

Tuesday November 13, 2018 6:00pm - Wednesday November 14, 2018 12:00am
Legs Diamond 4573 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4
 
Wednesday, November 14
 

5:30pm

New World and Old World Wines: Power vs. Pedigree
There’s a commonly held conception that Old World wines are subtle and complex, whereas New World wines are big and bold.  But is this true, or is it based on the same cultural stereotype that pits Shakespeare and Da Vinci against Andy Warhol and Eminem?  (No offense, Eminem…please don’t sue us.)  Join Eric Blouin and Samantha Rahn for a fun and interactive blind tasting of 10 wines, half from the New World and half from the Old.  Eric and Samantha will each defend one wine in the 5 single-varietal pairings (e.g. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir), and guests will judge for themselves in a side-by-side comparison.  Then all the wines will be unmasked, and the startling truth will be revealed!

The wines will be revealed during the seminar. 

Wednesday November 14, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

6:00pm

Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Liquidity Winemakers Dinner
The Grill Room team invites you to a remarkable dinner with fine wines from Liquidity. Based in Okanagan Falls, Liquidity offers an artisan approach, carefully hand-harvesting the best fruits of the Okanagan and transforming them in wines of exceptional quality. Winemaker Alison Moyes as well as wineyard manager Julien Hebert will be on site to share all of Liquidity’s secrets.

Wednesday November 14, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fairmont Chateau Whistler 4599 Chateau Boulevard Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4 Canada

6:00pm

The Cellar by Araxi: Intimate Wine Dinner Series featuring Painted Rock Winery
Intimate Wine Dinner Series
Painted Rock Winery, British Columbia
Join Owner John Skinner as he selects some of his all-time favourites from his stunning Okanagan Painted Rock Winery cellar to match seamlessly with Araxi's Executive Chef Quang Dang’s regional cuisine.

Wednesday November 14, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
The Cellar by Araxi 150-4222 Village Square Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 Canada

6:00pm

The French Rendezvous
Room set-up/format:
Fundraiser - French inspired menu

Attire:
Smart Casual
 
Location: Grand Foyer - Whistler Conference Centre
Immerse yourself in a truly French dining experience by enjoying a delicious, harmonious food and wine pairing to enlighten your senses. A night of true French culture, you’ll be taken away to Provence with the scent of blooming lavender fields in this warm setting, listening to modern French music, all the while enjoying a three course delectable meal of traditional French cuisine, paired with BC’s finest wines. Throughout the night you will experience live painting from a talented local artist, the chance to win dozens of sought after silent auction items and a dance party to close the evening.

Hosting it's 4th Annual night of Frenchiness by Whistler's Ecole La Passerelle, all proceeds from the evening will enrich the education of students at Whistler's only francophone school.

Wednesday November 14, 2018 6:00pm - 11:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

6:00pm

Intimate Evening at Legs Diamond
Legs Diamond was conceived as a result of over 37 years in the fine dining and catering business. We wanted an intimate and smaller space to work in. And quickly decided we would make it unique. The use of sterling silver and fine bone china and miss matching them on the tables goes with the rich mahogany and purple heart wood and copper used throughout the space. Antique cabinets, dressers and tables and our new custom made purple heart dining tables all add a warm ambiance to the place. There is a certain casualness, even quirkiness with the place while at the same time appearing unpretentious. Service is discreet and relaxed, efficient and friendly.

Menu: 
Winter Salad with Goat Cheese Croquettes
Frisee, radicchio, endive, pomegranate, toasted pumpkin seeds, croquettes & almond dust
or
Cream of Watercress Soup
*Ft. Berens Pinot Gris*

Venison Carpaccio
sumac rubbed, truffle mustard, crostini & micro greens
* Marichel Lone Wolf Syrah*
or
Panko Prawns with Sambuca Spiked Cocktail Sauce
*Time Estate Chardonnay*

Dueling Duck
or
Wild Sockeye Salmon
or
Lamb Shank
Parsnip Puree, Pearl Cous Cous, Roasted potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables
*Howling Bluff Pinot Noir *
'three mile creek'
or
*Hugging Tree Moonchild Merlot*

Cinnamon Dusted Deep Fried Cheesecake
or
Chocolate Tart with Anjou Pears & Chantilly Cream
*Ft Berens Late Harvest Riesling*

Wednesday November 14, 2018 6:00pm - Thursday November 15, 2018 12:00am
Legs Diamond 4573 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4

6:30pm

Stonesedge Kitchen: Wine Therapy & Charcuterie Party
Everyone needs a little Therapy – five varieties to be exact, sample a selection as you watch Chef Bobby and his team literally build a Party Charcuterie in front of your eyes, for all to enjoy. We’ll have live music at the long bar and Chacuterie experience you will never forget.
Tickets include a sample of five Therapy wines and a shared experience to indulge in our "Party Charcuterie"

Wednesday November 14, 2018 6:30pm - Thursday November 15, 2018 12:30am
Stonesedge Kitchen 4122 Village Green, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4
 
Thursday, November 15
 

3:00pm

Rooftop Rendezvous at Pangea
Pangea, Whister’s brand new boutique pod hotel, is hosting a rooftop rendezvous on its unrivalled top-floor patio – the only rooftop deck in Whistler Village. Tickets are limited to 40 for this lively yet intimate afternoon of après-ski-style cocktails shaken (or stirred) by Sons of Vancouver Distillery, paired with bites from The Living Room (Pangea’s lounge and cafe), all set against a stunning backdrop of epic mountain views.

(Note: Ticket Price includes plenty of food and three signature cocktails)

Thursday November 15, 2018 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Pangea Pod Hotel 4333 Sunrise Alley, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

5:30pm

Drink Seminar: Is this Bourbon Bonded?
Presenter: Darryl Lamb

In 1897, the second most famous Kentucky Colonel in history, Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr went to Washington to demand that the rules around Bourbon be cleaned up.  Producers would use anything charcoal to tobacco spit to colour their whiskey.  The Bonded Bourbon was born and the reputation of America’s native spirit was saved.  Join Legacy Liquor Store Brand Manager Darryl Lamb on a tour of Bonded Bourbon, Bonded rye, and even a legendary Straight Corn Whiskey.  See why some in the bourbon community proclaim Bonded bourbon to be the purest bourbon in the world.

Bourbons:
  • E.H. Taylor Small Batch BnB
  • Rittenhouse Rye BnB
  • Mellow Corn BnB
  • Jim Beam Bonded
  • Old Grand Dad BnB
  • King’s County Bottled in Bond


Thursday November 15, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

6:00pm

Caramba: Hester Creek Turns 50 at Caramba
Hester Creek celebrates their 50th Anniversary with a multi course dinner at Caramba.

Thursday November 15, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Caramba Restaurant 4314 Main St. Whistler B.C. V0N 1B4

6:00pm

Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Lock & Worth Nichol Vineyard Winery Dinner
A remarkable dinner awaits you in the Private Dining Room of Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Grill Room with Matthew Sherlock and the incredible portfolio of wines from Lock & Worth and Nichol vineyard. Come taste some of the best wines coming from Namarata Bench in the Okanagan Valley paired to perfection with exceptional courses.

Thursday November 15, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fairmont Chateau Whistler 4599 Chateau Boulevard Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4 Canada

6:00pm

Signature Tasting: The Picnic
Room set-up/format:
Gala Tasting with sampling booths set up throughout the room

Attire:
“Whistler Casual” – this means anything from jeans and a t-shirt to a ball gown or tuxedo!

Location:
Whistler Conference Centre - Grand Foyer

Event Description:
Join us at the Picinc as we gather together visionaries and talent of culinary tradition to celebrate Cornucopia, Whistler's favourite food and drink festival.  This blend of talents, tastes, and toasts will be a perfect accompaniment to an exceptional festival.

Thursday November 15, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

6:00pm

Il Caminetto - Painted Rock Wine Dinner
Spend an evening wining and dining with John Skinner, owner of Painted Rock Winery, alongside Leagh Barkley, Il Caminetto’s Wine Director. A unique culinary experience that pairs the inspired Italian cuisine of Executive Chef James Walt and Chef de Cuisine Brad Masciotra with some of BC's finest wines. Join the team in the elegantly redesigned space of Il Caminetto.

Thursday November 15, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Il Caminetto 4222 village stroll Whister, BC V8E1K8 Canada

6:00pm

The Cellar by Araxi: Intimate Wine Dinner Series featuring Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
Intimate Wine Dinner Series
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, British Columbia 
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery’s award-winning wines from the South Okanagan and Similkameen valleys are truly Araxi and Cornucopia’s guest favourites. The winery’s diverse range of white, red, and fortified wines pair seamlessly with Executive Chef Quang Dang’s regional farm-to-table cuisine.

Thursday November 15, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
The Cellar by Araxi 150-4222 Village Square Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 Canada

6:00pm

Intimate Evening at Legs Diamond
Legs Diamond was conceived as a result of over 37 years in the fine dining and catering business. We wanted an intimate and smaller space to work in. And quickly decided we would make it unique. The use of sterling silver and fine bone china and miss matching them on the tables goes with the rich mahogany and purple heart wood and copper used throughout the space. Antique cabinets, dressers and tables and our new custom made purple heart dining tables all add a warm ambiance to the place. There is a certain casualness, even quirkiness with the place while at the same time appearing unpretentious. Service is discreet and relaxed, efficient and friendly.

Menu: 
Winter Salad with Goat Cheese Croquettes
Frisee, radicchio, endive, pomegranate, toasted pumpkin seeds, croquettes & almond dust
or
Cream of Watercress Soup
*Ft. Berens Pinot Gris*

Venison Carpaccio
sumac rubbed, truffle mustard, crostini & micro greens
* Marichel Lone Wolf Syrah*
or
Panko Prawns with Sambuca Spiked Cocktail Sauce
*Time Estate Chardonnay*

Dueling Duck
or
Wild Sockeye Salmon
or
Lamb Shank
Parsnip Puree, Pearl Cous Cous, Roasted potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables
*Howling Bluff Pinot Noir *
'three mile creek'
or
*Hugging Tree Moonchild Merlot*

Cinnamon Dusted Deep Fried Cheesecake
or
Chocolate Tart with Anjou Pears & Chantilly Cream
*Ft Berens Late Harvest Riesling*

Thursday November 15, 2018 6:00pm - Friday November 16, 2018 12:00am
Legs Diamond 4573 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4
 
Friday, November 16
 

6:00pm

Hunter Gather: Novemberfest Cask N' Brat
Yodel your way over to Hunter Gather for a ‘Novemberfest’ inspired evening of BEER & BRATWURST. 
Coast Mountain Brewing's Kevin Winter is creating a traditional Festive Cask Ale.
Paired with Hunter Gather’s smoked bratwurst, braised cabbage and house made spaetzle.
Your night includes a customized stein glass!

Friday November 16, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Hunter Gather Eatery & Taphouse 101-4368 Main Street, Whistler B.C., V0N1B4

6:00pm

Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Blasted Church Winery Dinner
An evening of storytelling through divine wine and heavenly food with one of British Columbia’s best-loved and celebrated wineries, Blasted Church. This winery dinner will be an intimate congregation in the private dining room of Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Grill Room where divine wine pairings will surprise your taste buds

Friday November 16, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fairmont Chateau Whistler 4599 Chateau Boulevard Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4 Canada

6:00pm

Four Seasons - An evening with CUT by Wolfgang Puck
The name Wolfgang Puck is synonymous with the best of restaurant hospitality and the culinary arts. Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel has combined with Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler to bring California’s CUT by Wolfgang Puck to Whistler. The night will bring a contemporary twist on the classic steakhouse to deliver exquisite cuts of beef and seafood paired with Black Stallion's wines showcasing the best of Napa Valley's diverse winegrowing appellations.

Chef de Cuisine, Hilary Henderson of CUT will make the journey from sunny Los Angeles to the colorful fall festival for a one-night only experience. She describes herself through her craft “I have a little bit of fire inside me – I always have” and flames are certainly what she will be bringing to her highly anticipated dish-es.

Friday November 16, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Four Seasons Resort Whistler 4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4

6:00pm

Il Salotto - Cocktail Pairing Dinner at Il Caminetto
Join us for a relaxed evening with a unique premise. On this culinary adventure, you will taste a variation of hand crafted cocktails showcasing a selection of international spirits from the Bacardi Limited paired alongside fine Italian cuisine using locally sourced ingredients with a modern flair.
Hosted by Spirit Ambassador Kevin Brownlee, Bar Manager Peter Johanson and executive chef James Walt, let us guide you through a tasting experience in Il Caminetto's elegantly redesigned lounge and see how our inspired cocktails work to augment crafted Italian fare.

Friday November 16, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Il Caminetto 4222 village stroll Whister, BC V8E1K8 Canada

6:00pm

Intimate Evening at Legs Diamond
Legs Diamond was conceived as a result of over 37 years in the fine dining and catering business. We wanted an intimate and smaller space to work in. And quickly decided we would make it unique. The use of sterling silver and fine bone china and miss matching them on the tables goes with the rich mahogany and purple heart wood and copper used throughout the space. Antique cabinets, dressers and tables and our new custom made purple heart dining tables all add a warm ambiance to the place. There is a certain casualness, even quirkiness with the place while at the same time appearing unpretentious. Service is discreet and relaxed, efficient and friendly.

Menu: 
Winter Salad with Goat Cheese Croquettes
Frisee, radicchio, endive, pomegranate, toasted pumpkin seeds, croquettes & almond dust
or
Cream of Watercress Soup
*Ft. Berens Pinot Gris*

Venison Carpaccio
sumac rubbed, truffle mustard, crostini & micro greens
* Marichel Lone Wolf Syrah*
or
Panko Prawns with Sambuca Spiked Cocktail Sauce
*Time Estate Chardonnay*

Dueling Duck
or
Wild Sockeye Salmon
or
Lamb Shank
Parsnip Puree, Pearl Cous Cous, Roasted potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables
*Howling Bluff Pinot Noir *
'three mile creek'
or
*Hugging Tree Moonchild Merlot*

Cinnamon Dusted Deep Fried Cheesecake
or
Chocolate Tart with Anjou Pears & Chantilly Cream
*Ft Berens Late Harvest Riesling*

Friday November 16, 2018 6:00pm - Saturday November 17, 2018 12:00am
Legs Diamond 4573 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4

7:00pm

Bearfoot Bistro - Eisele Vineyard Winemakers dinner

Join Taylor Smith from Eisele Vineyard in Napa Valley for an exclusive winemakers dinner of this iconic winery. An all star line up of wines will be served and paired with the food of executive chef Melissa Craig.

All wines will be served from large formats
Champagne reception
Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Magnum
Altagracia 2014 Magnum
Altagracia 2015 Magnum
Eisele 2014 Double Magnum
Syrah 2007 Double Magnum

Since 1971, some of California's most age worthy and intensely flavored Cabernet Sauvignons have been made from grapes grown at the Eisele Vineyard, located on an alluvial fan near the northern end of the Napa Valley, just east of Calistoga. Protected by the Palisades Mountains to the north and cooled by westerly breezes from the Chalk Hill Gap, this 38-acre vineyard is planted on well-drained cobbly soils that produce a low yielding crop of exceptionally concentrated fruit.

The wines produced in this remarkable place have a rare combination of forthright character with precisely defined flavors and fine textures, deep concentration without any sense of heaviness, and the capacity to develop profound complexity with age. The Eisele Vineyard was originally planted in the 1880s to Zinfandel and Riesling, and has been under vine continuously since then. The first Cabernet was planted in 1964.

Friday November 16, 2018 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Bearfoot Bistro 4121 Village Green, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4

8:00pm

Signature Tasting: Night Market: Taste of the World
Room set-up/format:
Gala Tasting with sampling booths set up throughout the room

Attire:
“Whistler Casual” – this means anything from jeans and a t-shirt to a ball gown or tuxedo!

Location:
Whistler Conference Centre Sea to Sky Ballroom

Event Description:
Demonstrating the wonderful adaptability of wines, beers and liquors, attendees enjoy this fun-filled evening in a casual yet refined environment emulating street style cuisine from across the globe. Browse the streets of our market, enjoying the sweet, the spicy, and the savory while discovering a variety of beverages to suit any style.

Friday November 16, 2018 8:00pm - 10:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way
 
Saturday, November 17
 

10:00am

Nourish: A Sweet and Savoury Pancake Breakfast with Chef Alana Peckham
Room set-up/format:
Sit down informative/instructional tasting.

Attire:
Smart Casual

Location:
Whistler Conference Centre - Sub Zero & Wolf Culinary Stage - Grand Foyer

Event Description:
Enjoy a healthy and refreshing breakfast smoothie, followed by a savoury five spice potato daikon pancake with roast pork belly topped with a ginger scallion chilli compote. To finish, a sweet apple cardamom pancake with white chocolate ganache, berries and chantilly.

About Alana Peckham:
Alana’s journey in cooking started at the young age of 8 years old. Her mother would do all of the prep and under her supervision, Alana would execute the meals and cook the stir fry’s. She discovered in her teens that she had a love for all things food. Watching cooking shows, before The Food Network came around, and experiencing new foods definitely excited her! This love would lead Alana to enter the professional world of food and cooking. Alana started her career at Dubrulle International Culinary School, followed by positions at Feenie’s and Lumiere before eventually becoming the Executive Chef at CRU and later The Hart House Restaurant. Her experience in these top local restaurants prepared her for The Food Network’s popular show Chopped Canada in 2015, which Alana finished 1st place!



Saturday November 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

11:30am

Drink Seminar: Modern South Africa
Presenter: Lara Victoria

In recent years, a wave of young and forward-thinking winemakers has changed how wine is made in South Africa.  This new generation embraces the local and world-wide concern for sustainability and diversity.  They also contribute a fresh understanding of the county’s regional strengths. At this seminar, WSET Instructor Lara Victoria will lead you through a selection of wines that illustrate the changing wine-making landscape in the country.

Wines:
  • Nederburg Sauvignon Blanc
  • B.Vintners Strandwolf Chardonnay
  • Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay
  • Reyneke Biodynamic Chenin Blanc
  • Tea Leaf Chenin Blanc
  • Wild Olive Chenin Blanc
  • Rupert & Rothschild Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
  • The Grinder Pinotage
  • The Wolftrap Red
  • Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Wandering Beeste Syrah


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

11:30am

Drink Seminar: Six Degrees of Carbonation: The Diversity of Sparkling Wines
Presenter: Samantha Rahn

Champagne is synonymous with bubbly, but other sparkling wines have been gaining popularity in recent years.  Carbonated options such as Prosecco, Cava, and Frizzante run the gamut from slightly fizzy to wildly effervescent.  Samantha Rahn leads this 90-minute sit-down seminar that explores how sparkling wines are made and how they differ.  Guests will taste a variety of bubbly faves from around the world.

Wines:
  • Montelvini Prosecco
  • Fratus Franciacorta DOCG Brut
  • Paltrinieri Lambrusco Piria
  • Anthonji Rupert Brut Rose
  • Argyle Vintage Brut
  • Philippe Michel Cremant de Jura
  • Blue Mountain Blanc de Blancs
  • Champagne Taittinger Brut Reserve
  • Haywire Vintage Bub Sparkling
  • Chiarlo Moscato
  • Castello del Poggio Moscato d’Asti


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

11:30am

Drink Seminar: The Bee’s Knees of Cocktails
Presenters: Jacob Sweetapple, JS Dupuis, Jon Smolensky

Main Sponsor Brand - Ungava Gin
  • Beefeater Gin
  • Plymouth Gin
  • Jensen Gin
Made of just lemon, honey, and gin, The Bee’s Knees cocktail was the toast of Prohibition-era society, and the drink is riding a new wave of popularity due to a modern revival. As anyone who’s tried to make one knows, however, the short ingredient list is no guarantee of success. Simple isn’t always easy. The style of gin, the temperature, and technique all affect the final product. Join us for this primer on three-ingredient cocktails that uses the Bee’s Knees as a springboard to teach transferable skills so you can master any mixed drink in a wink. Guests will sample cocktails made with different types of spirits, in different styles.

Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

12:00pm

Culinary Stage Series: Turducken for the Holidays with Executive Chef Neal Harkins
Join Centreplate Executive Chef Neal Harkins for an awe inspiring lesson on how to create the turducken.  This culinary event will involve three courses:
First:
Cranberry and Brie Puff, Honey Baked Acorn Squash, Pomegranate Frisee Salad, Maple Vinaigrette
Second:
Roasted Turducken, Balsamic Brussel Sprouts, Parsnip Puree, Turkey Demi
Third:
Pumpkin Brulee, Ginger Snap Cookies
A guaranteed great time and a taste journey.
Beverages will come from the Cornucopia Wine Cellar.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

12:00pm

Chef Table Luncheon: The Salted Vine
Room set-up/format:
Set menu. Each course paired with a beverage

Attire:
Smart Casual

Location:
Private residence

Event Description:
The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar Executive Chef Jeff Park is no stranger to Whistler’s culinary scene, or to longtime foodies in the resort town. Park was a back-of-house mainstay at Whistler’s award-winning Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar for almost a decade before opening The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar down the Sea-to-Sky Highway in Squamish with fellow Araxi alumnus Pat Allan in 2016. Since that time, Park’s new venture has been earning accolades of its own, being singled out by the Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun and Province as one of Vancouver’s Best New Restaurants of 2016 and making enRoute Magazine’s list of the top 30 New Restaurants in Canada in 2017. Join The Salted Vine team as they return to Cornucopia again this year to present a delicious multi-course, farm-to-table menu paired with top-shelf wines from British Columbia and beyond.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Private Whistler Home

2:00pm

Culinary Stage: Chef Luis Valenzuela and Coast Mountain Brewing
 
Chef Luis Valenzuela Robles Linares
“Close your eyes and imagine what you want to do for the rest of your life,” once said a wise man to a then 14-year-old Luis. That conversation jump-started his journey through culinary profession.
For Luis, cooking is a medium through which he makes the invisible, visible, like transforming raw materials into a mouth-watering dish. He admires Spanish food, for he thinks it symbolizes conviviality. He feels alive, centered, and present while cooking. Maybe that’s why he says, “I’ve never thought about cooking as my job.” He then adds, “It is my calling.”
Luis cooks some of the most exciting dishes in Toronto’s food scene. According to him, “respect” is his secret sauce… Respect the dignity of the ingredients. Respect the authenticity of traditional recipes. And respect the harmony of his team.
The idea of creating this menu sprouted from a true sense of admiration for this Country. I have humbly decided to take the challenge, to create a menu that reflects the many diverse geographical differences in Canada. I have divided the menu into five different regions
The Cordillera (From Yukon and the Northern Territories to British Columbia)- For this I will be taking the iconic Grapes of BC. And we will merge them with home made cheese, honouring all the people of the west that devote themselves to their trades.
The Prairies - (From Alberta to Saskatchewan and Manitoba) Elk Tartar with quail egg.
The Canadian Shield, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence (Ontario, Quebec)- Smoked Trout with eggs and potato salad

The Atlantic (New Foundland and Labrador to Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) - Lobster poutine with bernaise Sauce
The North (Canada) - Pecan tart with maple syrup.
Room set-up/format:
Sit down service. Food samples paired with Wine and Beer
Attire:
Smart Casual

Location:
Whistler Conference Centre - Sub Zero & Wolf Culinary Stage - Grand Foyer


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

2:30pm

Drink Seminar: Bottle and the Beast: Charcuterie & Wine Pairings
Presenter: Paul Watkin & Jerome Dudicourt

Whether you're looking for a shortcut to summer entertaining, or want to host a movie night to remember, the culinary power of wine paired with charcuterie can't be overestimated. Wine writer Paul Watkin and Oyama Sausage Co.'s Jerome Dudicourt lead this seminar on the pleasures of mixing and matching wines with the salty, the spicy, and the savoury. Guests will sample a range of wines paired with handmade charcuterie from Oyama including pâtés, sausages, and terrines.

Wines:
  • Cune Monopole White
  • Upper Bench Chardonnay
  • Marrenon Classique Rose
  • Clos du Soleil 2017 Saturn
  • Blue Mountain Gamay Noir
  • Araldica Il Cascinoe Crocera Barbera d'Asti Superiore
  • Proyecto Salvaje del Moncayo
  • Fuse Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Medici Ermete Concerto Reggiano Lambrusco Frizzante


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

2:30pm

Drink Seminar: Chopsticks Not Required: Sake's Versatility in Food Pairing
Presenter: Lara Victoria

Everybody knows sake pairs well with Japanese cuisine, but what isn't widely recognized is that it is also a great match for food from other cultures.  Blue cheese?  Fettucine alfredo?  You'll be surprised and delighted by the possibilities.  WSET Sake Educator Lara Victoria hosts this eye-opening look at sake's food-friendly character, including a fast-track intro to the beverage and pairing suggestions.  Guests will taste a range of sakes that illustrate its different styles and how best to serve them.

Sakes:
  • Granville Island Osake Junmai Sparkling Sake
  • Masukagami - F-60 Rokumaru Seishu
  • Masumi - Okuden Junmai
  • Yoshi no Gawa - Gokujo Ginjo
  • Biwanosasanami - Take Junmai Ginjō
  • Dewazakura - Daiginjō
  • Asahi Shuzo - Dassai "50" Nigori Junmai Daiginjo
  • Yu - Junmai Nama Genshu
  • Toshimori - Old Style Junmai Ginjo Yamahai
  • Tatenokawa - Yuzu
  • Eigashima - Shin White Oak  Whisky Umeshu


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

2:30pm

Drink Seminar: The Three Martini Lunch
Presenters: Jacob Sweetapple, JS Dupuis, Jon Smolensky
Main Sponsor – Absolut
  • Beefeater Gin
  • Plymouth
  • New York Distilling
  • Maidenii
A journey around the globe exploring how some of the world’s best bars approach creating their signature house martini. This classic has stood the test of time because the true balance of a great Martini relies on both how it’s made and how its ordered. Join us for some great Martinis!

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

3:00pm

Hunter Gather: "Unwined" Yoga & Wine
Need time to unwind between all the Cornucopia fun?
Come to “Gather” for a 45 minute intro to yoga followed by a glass of BC wine & artisanal cheese and charcuterie with your fellow yogis.

Saturday November 17, 2018 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Hunter Gather Eatery & Taphouse 101-4368 Main Street, Whistler B.C., V0N1B4

3:00pm

Four Seasons - Billecart-Salmon Champagne Après Party
Billecart-Salmon Champagne Après Party – bringing a Whistler winter tradition to Fall 

Usually a winter affair, SIDECUT Steak+Bar & Billecart-Salmon Champagne, wants those to join Whistler’s Après tradition early this year with its Champagne Tapas Après Party, exclusive to Cornucopia. Celebrating all things salmon, Executive Chef Eren Guryel, hopes this fiesta will delight guests as they dine on Olive oil confit salmon and smoked salmon, Ikura caviar and Crème Fraiche blinis while sipping on French Billecart-Salmon; a champagne that has been cultivated over 7 generations.

In true Après style, our in-house DJ's will be spinning smooth dance rhythm.
 
Ticket includes two Champagne glasses and two salmon tapas.

Saturday November 17, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Four Seasons Resort Whistler 4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4

4:00pm

Culinary Stage: Cicerone Vs. Sommelier
Room set-up/format:
Sit down service. Food samples paired with Wine and Beer

Attire:
Smart Casual
 
Location:
Whistler Conference Centre - Sub Zero & Wolf Culinary Stage - Grand Foyer

Event Description:
Beer vs. Wine. Which is better? You be the judge! In the age-old love affair between food and wine, has beer been nudged off the dinner table? Cicerone or Sommelier... who will win? Join Jack Crompton of Whistler Debates as he hosts a scrappy and scrumptious multi-course match-up between world class experts in their fields. Set on Cornucopia's Culinary Stage attendees will enjoy a multi-course tasting, each course being paired with both a wine and beer. Held under the Munk Debate format, the audience votes on their way in, then again after the showdown and whosoever sways the most votes in their direction will be named the winner. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Rachel Warner, Cicerone
 
Rachel was born and raised in Whistler, BC and loves beer as much as she loves the mountains.  It all started with her first batch of homebrewed beer (which was a disaster).  It was a rocky start, but many brews later Rachel realized how rewarding the process was when her recipes came to life. While finishing off her degree in Marketing & Entrepreneurship at UBC, Rachel has worked in a handful of the breweries during the rise of craft beer in Vancouver. Her love for beer drove her to pursue her Cicerone Certification and now handles Marketing and Branding at Faculty Brewing Co.  You can find Rachel at any of the local beer festivals dressed up as The Hop, exploring the local craft breweries, or brewing in her own backyard.

Claire Saksun, Sommelier

You could say Claire was truly born the day she had her first glass of off-dry Riesling.  Since then, food and wine has grown into her life’s passion. After studying International Development and food security at McGill University, Claire moved back to her hometown Toronto to work in restaurants and further her education in noodle culture at Momofuku Toronto. On a search for more noodles/doughy delights, she relocated to Vancouver to complete her Master of Architecture with a focus on food production, preparation, and consumption design. During this time, she joined the team at Royal Dinette and has since left architecture behind to take on the role of Wine Director. Her personal wine philosophy is centered around organic and biodynamic production, with an interest in a more hands-off approach to winemaking. These days you can find Claire speaking passionately about orange wine and ambient yeasts to anyone who will listen, or rolling pasta in bed.

Saturday November 17, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

5:00pm

Drink Seminar: Gold Rush: Award-Winning BC Beers
Presenter: Ken Beattie

It’s no secret that BC produces some of Canada’s best beers, but our local breweries are also crushing the competition when they’re compared to ales and lagers from around the world.  Ken Beattie, Executive Director of the BC Craft Brewers Guild, hosts this seminar on the BC breweries leading the charge to the top.  He’ll delve into the style, the stories, and the success of half a dozen local breweries that illustrate why we’ve become a destination for international beer lovers.  Guests will taste a variety of Gold medal beers that have been recognized at competitions including the BC Beer Awards, the Canadian Brewing Awards, and the World Beer Cup (this year’s competition included 8,000 entries from 66 countries…so it’s like the Olympics, only for beer).

Beers:
  • Contemporary Gose - Corvus Lingonberry Lime Goes - Ravens Brewery
  • English Mild Ale - Working Class Hero - Riot Brewing
  • North American Style Dark Lager   Neon Moon Black Lager
  • Extra Special Bitter - Old Jalopy Pale Ale - Powell Brewery
  • Specialty IPA - 33 Acres Of Echo, 33 Acres Brewing Co.
  • Belgian-Style Tripel  - Antwerpen  Dageraad Brewing
  • Baltic Porter    Salted Black Porter    Field House Brewing Co


Saturday November 17, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

5:00pm

Drink Seminar: He Said / She Said: Food Fight & Wine Pairing
Presenters: Samantha Rahn & Eric Blouin

After a one-year hiatus, Eric Blouin and Samantha Rahn return with this spirited seminar about the pleasures and pitfalls of pairing food and wine. Each host will recommend -- and defend -- a wine pairing for each of four different dishes, and let the chips fall where they may. A fun and dynamic way to learn how to fearlessly and effectively match food and wine.

The wines will be revealed during the seminar. 

Saturday November 17, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

5:00pm

Drink Seminar: Single Malt Seduction
Presenters: Paul Watkin And Chris Funnell

Single malt whisky’s continued growth in popularity is no accident. The deep-rooted standards of producing quality whisky from a single grain are now being met by a new generation of distillers who infuse the tradition with modern ideas and expressions. Paul Watkin leads guests through this tasting of impressive single malt whiskies from around the globe.

Whiskys:
  • Shelter Point
  • Tomatin 12
  • Victoria Caledonian MAC NA
  • Puni Nova
  • Westland American Oak
  • Craigellachie 13
  • Aberfeldy 16
  • Royal Brackla 16 YO
  • Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength Highland Single Malt Whisky
  • Port Charlotte MRC 01


Saturday November 17, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

6:00pm

Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Bella Wines Collaboration Dinner
When two of British Columbia’s powerhouse female chefs come together to collaborate, you know it’s going to be epic. Eva Chin, executive chef of Royal Dinette (Vancouver Magazine’s Best New Restaurant 2016), and Isabel Chung, executive chef at Fairmont Chateau Whistler (home to Vancouver Magazine’s Best Whistler Restaurant 2018) will join forces on Saturday, November 17 to put on a show-stopping dinner at Fairmont’s Grill Room restaurant celebrating the best of BC ingredients. And to add even more ‘sparkle’ to the affair, winemaker Jay Drysdale of Bella Wines, will be on-hand with his sparkling wines perfectly paired with every course.

Saturday November 17, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fairmont Chateau Whistler 4599 Chateau Boulevard Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4 Canada

6:00pm

Intimate Evening at Legs Diamond
Legs Diamond was conceived as a result of over 37 years in the fine dining and catering business. We wanted an intimate and smaller space to work in. And quickly decided we would make it unique. The use of sterling silver and fine bone china and miss matching them on the tables goes with the rich mahogany and purple heart wood and copper used throughout the space. Antique cabinets, dressers and tables and our new custom made purple heart dining tables all add a warm ambiance to the place. There is a certain casualness, even quirkiness with the place while at the same time appearing unpretentious. Service is discreet and relaxed, efficient and friendly.

Menu: 
Winter Salad with Goat Cheese Croquettes
Frisee, radicchio, endive, pomegranate, toasted pumpkin seeds, croquettes & almond dust
or
Cream of Watercress Soup
*Ft. Berens Pinot Gris*

Venison Carpaccio
sumac rubbed, truffle mustard, crostini & micro greens
* Marichel Lone Wolf Syrah*
or
Panko Prawns with Sambuca Spiked Cocktail Sauce
*Time Estate Chardonnay*

Dueling Duck
or
Wild Sockeye Salmon
or
Lamb Shank
Parsnip Puree, Pearl Cous Cous, Roasted potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables
*Howling Bluff Pinot Noir *
'three mile creek'
or
*Hugging Tree Moonchild Merlot*

Cinnamon Dusted Deep Fried Cheesecake
or
Chocolate Tart with Anjou Pears & Chantilly Cream
*Ft Berens Late Harvest Riesling*

Saturday November 17, 2018 6:00pm - Sunday November 18, 2018 12:00am
Legs Diamond 4573 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4

7:00pm

Signature Tasting: Poured Grand Tasting
Room set-up/format:
Gala Tasting with sampling booths set up throughout the room

Attire:
“Whistler Casual” – this means anything from jeans and a t-shirt to a ball gown or tuxedo!

Location:
Whistler Conference Centre - Grand Foyer & Sea to Sky Ballroom

Event Description:
Poured is the most all-encompassing drink event at Cornucopia. Experience the full spectrum of what the beverage industry has to offer as you sip scotch, an expertly crafted BC Beer, a Canadian Cider or a fine wine from across the globe. Anchoring the second Saturday of Cornucopia, POURED is a spirited night of music and revelry. Tickets include a souvenir glass and five tokens. Additional tokens are only $1.50 each.

Featuring…
Premier Brands: Berliner Pilsner & Schofferhfoer Grapefruit Wheat Radler 
Blackfly Beverage Co.
Bomber Brewing
Bucha Brew
Central City Brewers & Distillers
Coast Mountain Brewing
Covert Farms Family Estate Winery
De Vine Spirits
European Craft Beer: Stiegl, Erdinger, Delirium, Früli, O’hara’s, Lindemans
Forbidden Fruit & Dead End Cellars
Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks
High Mountain Brewing
Howe Sound Brewing
Howling Bluff Winery
Hoyne Brewing Co.
Lonetree Cider Co
Marichel Winery
Massey Wines
Northyards Cider Co. LTD.
Parallel 49 Brewing 
Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.
Steam Whistle Brewing
Steamworks
TS Global Agency: Yamazakura Whisky, Shin Wine
Van Westen Vineyards
Vancouver Island Brewing
Whistler Brewing Co.
Yellow Dog Brewing
Highwood Distillers 
Whistler Beer Farmers

Saturday November 17, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

9:00pm

Abstract: Future: From Now to Eternity
Experience an unforgettable evening of art, entertainment, food and drink at the inaugural edition of Cornucopia’s newest signature party event.
Presented in partnership with Whistler Cornucopia and the Audain Art Museum.
The Museum will be transformed into an ephemeral space exploring the possibilities of the near and distant future.

Food provided by The Westin Resort & Spa. Ticket includes entry, food tasters, drinks and entertainment.

Featuring: DJ Neighbour, Vinyl Ritchie and Canosis

Attire:
"Creative Cocktail". Be inspired by the fashion trends of the future or come dressed to impress in your favourite party attire!

Location:
Audain Art Museum

Saturday November 17, 2018 9:00pm - Sunday November 18, 2018 2:00am
Audain Art Museum 4350 Blackcomb Way Whistler, British Columbia Canada, V0N 1B4
 
Sunday, November 18
 

11:30am

Drink Seminar: Craft Beer for Wine Lovers
Presenters: Ken Beattie & Tyler Dawson

This popular seminar returns to give both beer and wine enthusiasts a glimpse of how the other half lives. Tyler Dawson and Ken Beattie (both of whom love beer as much as they love wine!) present an all-new line-up of sympatico wine and beer selections. Guests will taste a range of popular wines side by side with witbiers, brett-fermented ales, crunchy lagers, and more. A great way to discover new favourites on both sides of the aisle.

Beers and Wines:
  • Haywire Vintage Bub Sparkling
  • Fieldhouse Brewing Pinot Noir Brut
  • Lake Breeze Semillon
  • Dageraad Blonde
  • Tantalus Juveniles Pinot Noir
  • Strange Fellows Reynard Oud Bruin
  • Lake Breeze Meritage
  • Moody Ales Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial


Sunday November 18, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

11:30am

Drink Seminar: Rosé Pajama Party: Get Your Chill On
Presenters: Paul Watkin, Chris Funnell & Samantha Rahn

The 5th annual Cornucopia Pajama Party will focus on rosé wines from around the world. Guests will sample a wide selection of rosés at their own pace while noshing on flavoured popcorn and bopping to danceable tunes all in the comfort of their fashionable (or decidedly not) PJ’s.  As always, there will be door prizes and a grand prize for best pajama outfit. So many good things start with hot butter.

Wines:
  • La Gioiosa Rosea Spumante Brut
  • Louis Bernard Cotes du Rhone Rose
  • Domaine L'Ostal Cazes Rosé
  • Domaine La Rosiere Savoie Jongieux Rose
  • Bodegas Chivite Las Fincas Rosado
  • Barone Ricasoli Albia Rose
  • Palazzi Monferrato Chiaretto Rose
  • The Ned Pinot Noir Rose
  • JoieFarm Re-Think Pink Rose
  • Stoller Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rose


Sunday November 18, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

11:30am

Score Like a Pro!
Presenter: Lara Victoria.

Have you ever purchased a wine based on a critic’s high score, only to find it didn’t measure up?  Are you confused about which expert’s ratings to trust, or why ratings vary?  You’re not alone!  WSET-Certified Wine Educator and IWSC Judge Lara Victoria leads this fun, hands-on seminar on wine scoring.  She’ll discuss the criteria professional reviewers use to rate wines, and teach guests what to look for when assessing the quality of a wine.  Guests will then participate in a blind tasting of 8 to 10 wines, allowing them to test drive their new skills.  They’ll leave the seminar knowing how to evaluate wines for themselves, so they easily can determine which wines they’re likely to find enjoyable the next time they’re faced with a row of bottles in a wine shop or a restaurant wine list.

The wines will be revealed during the seminar. 

Sunday November 18, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

2:00pm

Drink Seminar: Pizza & Pinot Party
Presenters: Paul Watkin, Chris Funnell & Samantha Rahn

The 2018 version of Cornucopia's annual pizza and wine pairing seminar explores the fabulous flavour synergies between pizza and wines made from the Pinot grapes. Paul Watkin and Chris Furnell have selected a trove of top Pinots including red and white wines, sparklers, and rosés, and Caramba! Restaurante will prepare a variety of pizza samples featuring both sweet and savoury toppings. Guests at the casual walkabout seminar will be encouraged to experiment with complementary and contrasting flavours to find their ultimate pizza and Pinot pairing.

Wines:
  • Upper Bench Pinot Blanc
  • Masi Masianco
  • The Ned Pinot Gris
  • Wild Goose Winery Pinot Gris
  • Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir Rose
  • Joseph Drouhin Laforet Pinot Noir
  • Mudhouse Pinot Noir
  • Parker Station Pinot Noir
  • JoieFarm En Famille Reserve Pinot Noir


Sunday November 18, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

3:00pm

Four Seasons - Billecart-Salmon Champagne Après Party
Billecart-Salmon Champagne Après Party – bringing a Whistler winter tradition to Fall 

Usually a winter affair, SIDECUT Steak+Bar & Billecart-Salmon Champagne, wants those to join Whistler’s Après tradition early this year with its Champagne Tapas Après Party, exclusive to Cornucopia. Celebrating all things salmon, Executive Chef Eren Guryel, hopes this fiesta will delight guests as they dine on Olive oil confit salmon and smoked salmon, Ikura caviar and Crème Fraiche blinis while sipping on French Billecart-Salmon; a champagne that has been cultivated over 7 generations.

In true Après style, our in-house DJ's will be spinning smooth dance rhythm.
 
Ticket includes two Champagne glasses and two salmon tapas.

Sunday November 18, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Four Seasons Resort Whistler 4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4

3:00pm

Bearfoot Bistro World Oyster Invitational & Bloody Caesar Battle
Room set-up/format:
Gala Tasting with sampling booths set up throughout the room

Attire:
“Whistler Casual” – this means anything from jeans and a t-shirt to a ball gown or tuxedo!

Location:
Whistler Conference Centre - Grand Foyer & Sea to Sky Ballroom

Event Description:
Don’t miss our 8th annual throwdown, when the best oyster shuckers, bartenders and mixologists from around the globe descend on Whistler to meet and compete.

Your ticket includes all refreshments, food and entertainment, plus a front row seat to witness the knives fly as oysters are shucked against the clock, and a chance to try each Caesar entered into the bloodiest battle of the year.

The 2018 event will take place during Cornucopia, Whistler’s food and drink festival, in the foyer of the Whistler Conference Centre.

Sunday November 18, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
WHISTLER CONFERENCE CENTRE 4010 Whistler Way

6:00pm

The Cellar by Araxi - Intimate Wine Dinner Series - Foxtrot Vineyards
Intimate Wine Dinner Series
Foxtrot Vineyards, British Columbia
The Cellar by Araxi is thrilled to welcome back Winemaker Gustav Allander to showcase Foxtrot’s benchmark Okanagan Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Allander will be showcasing treasures from their family cellar to share with guests once again this year. It's truly a rare opportunity that’s not to be missed

Sunday November 18, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
The Cellar by Araxi 150-4222 Village Square Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 Canada

6:00pm

Intimate Evening at Legs Diamond
Legs Diamond was conceived as a result of over 37 years in the fine dining and catering business. We wanted an intimate and smaller space to work in. And quickly decided we would make it unique. The use of sterling silver and fine bone china and miss matching them on the tables goes with the rich mahogany and purple heart wood and copper used throughout the space. Antique cabinets, dressers and tables and our new custom made purple heart dining tables all add a warm ambiance to the place. There is a certain casualness, even quirkiness with the place while at the same time appearing unpretentious. Service is discreet and relaxed, efficient and friendly.

Menu: 
Winter Salad with Goat Cheese Croquettes
Frisee, radicchio, endive, pomegranate, toasted pumpkin seeds, croquettes & almond dust
or
Cream of Watercress Soup
*Ft. Berens Pinot Gris*

Venison Carpaccio
sumac rubbed, truffle mustard, crostini & micro greens
* Marichel Lone Wolf Syrah*
or
Panko Prawns with Sambuca Spiked Cocktail Sauce
*Time Estate Chardonnay*

Dueling Duck
or
Wild Sockeye Salmon
or
Lamb Shank
Parsnip Puree, Pearl Cous Cous, Roasted potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables
*Howling Bluff Pinot Noir *
'three mile creek'
or
*Hugging Tree Moonchild Merlot*

Cinnamon Dusted Deep Fried Cheesecake
or
Chocolate Tart with Anjou Pears & Chantilly Cream
*Ft Berens Late Harvest Riesling*

Sunday November 18, 2018 6:00pm - Monday November 19, 2018 12:00am
Legs Diamond 4573 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4