6:00 PM to 10:00 PM Fri, Nov 11, 2016
Venue: Sidecut Restaurant
Four Seasons Resort Whistler brings you SIDECUT Executive Chef Eren Guryel and several of his favourite suppliers. This four-course dinner brings together British Columbia's very best producers - Vancouver Island Salt Co., North Arm Farm, Two Rivers Specialty Meats and Golden Ears Cheesecrafters. The culinarians themselves will be on hand to speak about what makes their products so special. Wines from Fort Berens Estate Winery of the emerging wine regions of Lillooet will be paired to perfection.
8:00 PM to 10:30 PM Fri, Nov 11, 2016
Venue: Whistler Conference Centre
Cellar Door unlocks the gates to the world of luxury fine wines, uncorking top-shelf bottles of wine and bubble ($35 and up) to sip, savour and salivate over. Browse the wineries and graze on gourmet bites, living the high-life, when Cornucopia opens the Cellar Doors.
*New for 2016*
Cornucopia Sommelier Tours provided by Taste Whistler
Join guided tours, with each group of 6 people or less, and explore the highlights and nuances of the night's collection through the eyes of the experts. Fun, interesting and interactive 45 minute guided tours lead by some of Whistler’s top sommeliers. Visit wines from a range of producers and spanning all styles and genres. Meet the makers, learn their history and stories while gaining all the technical tips of a first-class curated tasting experience. Tours depart at the times below from the Cornucopia Sommelier Tour meeting point in the Grand Foyer.
Price: Tours are $35/per person and a Cellar Door ticket is required.
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Sun, Nov 13, 2016
Venue: Whistler Conference Centre
The 100% estate-grown wines of Fort Berens Estate Winery are a perfect expression of the terroir around Lillooet, which is one of BC’s most exciting emerging winegrowing regions. This engaging seminar will provide an insider’s view of how Fort Berens wines are made, as well as insight into how the area’s terroir differs from that of more established BC winegrowing regions. Daenna Van Mulligen will lead the event, together with Fort Berens’ winemaker Danny Hattingh, viticulturalist Megan DeVilliers, and co-owner & co-founder, Rolf de Bruin. Guests will compare and contrast Cabernet Franc and Merlot from Lillooet, the Okanagan, and the Similkameen; they will also participate in the first public tasting of Fort Berens’ newly released Red Gold blend.
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Sat, Nov 19, 2016
Venue: Audain Art Museum
On Saturday, November 19 join us for an outstanding cultural experience. Nestled within the forest, the Audain Art Museum is the location for an intimate gathering for one hundred guests. Hosted by Michael Audain and Yoshiko Karasawa it will feature the best of British Columbia’s visual and culinary arts.
This signature event includes a culinary adventure designed by Collective Kitchen that is comprised of a reception, three course dinner with guided wine pairing by Fort Berens Estate Winery. The evening concludes with a private tour of the museum.
The Audain Art Museum, opened in March 2016, is a public not-for-profit organization dedicated to sharing the visual arts of British Columbia. The permanent collection showcases one of the world’s finest collections of First Nations masks, Emily Carr paintings and art of our time.
Note: Proceeds from this event will provide support for a range of educational programs. Tax receipts available upon request.