Feast of Fields in the Okanagan

By / Magazine / August 11th, 2009 / 1

Talk about decadence, this event offers visitors a huge 25 course wine-paired tasting menu and an opportunity to explore the Valentine Farm in Summerland, BC on August 23 for $85.

Twenty-five of the top chefs of the Okanagan-Similkameen have paired with local farmers, wineries and breweries to create this celebration of local food. On arrival, guests are handed a linen napkin and a wine glass. Then, everyone is free to roam and discover the great food and beverages of the region at their leisure. Feast of Fields is set in the beautiful fields of Valentine Farm in Summerland, surrounded by hillside vineyards, gardens and orchards. “This event is a great value,” says Feast of Fields coordinator Rhys Pender, “where else can you enjoy the creations of 25 restaurants in one place at one time? And each one paired with wine or beer? It is a dream come true for food lovers who want to experience the best of the Okanagan culinary scene and meet the producers and chefs that create it together.”

The list of participants reads like a culinary who’s who. Everyone from local butchers and grocery stores to the top chefs in the best restaurants seem to be a part of this event. Stop by Passa Tempo’s booth to sample fare created by Brad Lazarenko, one of last year’s Maverick Chefs in Tidings Magazine (October 2008).

This event is a fundraiser for FarmFolk/CityFolk and their efforts to work with both farm and city to help create a sustainable food system for British Columbia. The Okanagan-Similkameen region is a hotbed of food production with the fruits and vegetables of the region highly sought after by chefs throughout British Columbia.

For tickets and further information stop by Choices Market in Kelowna, visit www.feastoffields.com or call 1.888.730.0452.

List of Participants

8th Generation Vineyard 

Bench Artisan Food Market 

Black Hills Estate Winery

Blasted Church Vineyards

Blossom Fruit Stand

Blue Mountain Vineyard & Cellars

Bonfire Restaurant

Burrowing Owl Sonora Room Restaurant

Cabana Bar & Grille Cannery Brewing Co.

Caramoomel Carmelis Goat Cheese Artisan

Cellar Door Bistro

Choices Market

Codfather’s Seafood Market

Corked Cook Food & Wine Co.

Crannóg Ales

Crowsnest Vineyards, Restaurant and Bakery

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort

Dunham & Froese Estate Winery

Elephant Island Orchard Wines

Fester’s Peppers

Harker’s Organics/Rustic Roots Winery

Hillside Estate

Honest Food

Joie Farm Wines

Joy Road Catering

La Vida Restaurant

Lake Breeze Vineyards

Lake Country Culinary Farms

La Stella Winery

Le Vieux Pin Winery

Little Creek Gardens

Local Lounge & Grille

Localmotive Organic Food Cooperative

Meadow Vista Honey Wines

Mission Hill Family Estate

Naramata Heritage Inn & Spa

Nelson Brewing Company

Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery

North Okanagan Game Meats

Okanagan Grocery

Okanagan Spirits

Orofino Vineyards

Passa Tempo

Poplar Grove Cheese

Poplar Grove Winery

Priest Creek Ranch 

Quail’s Gate Estate Winery

Quail’s Gate Old Vines Restaurant

Raven Ridge Cidery Inc.

Road 13 Vineyards

Rollingdale Winery

Second Wind Farms

Shuswap Chefs

Stellar Seeds

Stent Family Farm

Stoney Paradise Farm 

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery 

Summerhill Pyramid Winery

Table 24 Restaurant

Taste of the Okanagan Specialty Foods Inc.

Terrace at Mission Hill Family Estate

Tin Whistle Brewing Co.

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery

Two Rivers Specialty Meats

Urban Harvest Organic Delivery

Valentine Farm 

Valentini’s Café

Victoria Road Deli & Bistro

Waterfront Restaurant Wild Goose Vineyards

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