Culinary Delights

Add some flavour to your Route 97 adventure and take part in our culinary offerings and celebrations. Take a cooking course from a world class chef or wine and dine your way through the Interior Cascades. We have events where the best of the best compete, and you get to taste their entries! Then there’s the wine. Winter throughout Route 97 has plenty of wine festivals and food celebrations, wine and food pairings and there’s a celebration of wine and chocolate. Come and warm up with some culinary treats or take in an event this winter.
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Winter Culinary Classes at Predator Ridge

Hosted by the chefs and sommelier at Predator Ridge, this popular winter culinary series features cooking classes often paired with a wine pairing dinner. From Christmas Pastry to Dim Sum, learn how to make your favourites under the guidance of some of the best chefs in the Valley.

2017/18 Classes: Christmas Pastry, Christmas Baking, Christmas Chocolate & Truffles, Traditional Italian | Stuffed Pastas, Dim Sum, Wontons, & Perogies, Spicy Valentine Romance, Seafood Cookery, Beef Wellington.

Culinary Classics at Mission Hill Winery

From November through March, Mission Hill Family Estate Winery offers a culinary workshop series. These sessions are interactive, informative, and delectable. Their popular Dynamics of Food & Wine series features various themes and flavours. These classes sell out quickly, so it’s best to reserve your spot early!

2017/18 Classes: Traditional Italian, Californian Cuisine, Mexican Fiesta, The Gluten-Free Diet, Discover Thailand, Simply Seafood, Mystic India, Greek Dynasty, Christmas in Italy, A Feast of France, Classical Mediterranean, Eastern European Comforts, South American Fusion, and more.

Gold Medal Plates – Canadian Culinary Championships

On February 2nd and 3rd, Canada’s top chefs gather in Kelowna, BC to compete at The Gold Medal Plates Finale – The Canadian Culinary Championship. 

Over 100 competing chefs are invited to create their ultimate dish and pair it with a premier Canadian wine, beer or spirit. A team of food and wine critics from each city work with national critics to determine the top three winning creations and then a gold, silver and bronze medal winning chef is crowned. Don’t miss out on what will be the most extraordinary two-day culinary competition you will ever witness in Canada.

Red Wine and Chocolate

During February spend one or two weekends enjoying chocolate paired with delicious Cascade Valley wine. Red Wine and Chocolate in Lake Chelan the second and third weekends in February. Wineries in Leavenworth, Wenatchee and Lake Chelan wineries present big reds with chocolate delights. Limo rides, library wines, chocolate, and more wine. Delicious chocolates paired with local wines make a winter weekend memorable.