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Chef Table Luncheon [clear filter]
Saturday, November 10
 

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
 
Sunday, November 11
 

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
 
Saturday, November 17
 

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