Advertisement

Select Page

Celebrating seafood: Wines of British Columbia go to New York City

Celebrating seafood: Wines of British Columbia go to New York City

Mar 29, 2017 | Wine & Food

Six wineries from the Okanagan Valley and Similkameen Valley, and acclaimed Executive Chef Ned Bell of Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise, are heading to New York City to whisk, flambé and decant their award-winning wines and culinary talent with distinguished media and guests at the James Beard House.

"Wines of British Columbia is excited to partner with Chef Ned Bell in showcasing premium BC wines and sustainable BC seafood to one of the most exciting wine markets in the world," says Miles Prodan, CEO and President of the BC Wine Institute. "This event offers an excellent opportunity for New York media and trade to experience the versatility of BC VQA wines through exceptional seafood pairings created and prepared by one of Canada's most celebrated chefs."

The menu features sustainable BC ingredients including spot prawns, Kusshi oysters, geoduck and pacific scallops, albacore tuna tataki, West Coast mussels and clams, BC salmon, Haida Gwaii halibut and more. The dishes served will be heightened by fantastic wine pairings from Bench 1775 Winery, Black Hills Estate Winery, Bordertown Vineyards & Estate Winery, Little Farm Winery, Poplar Grove Winery and Steller's Jay Brut.

"I am incredibly honoured to be cooking at the James Beard House this year," says Chef Bell. "We'll be showcasing BC's extraordinary wines and some of the best seafood in the world from right here in the Pacific Northwest. The opportunity to collaborate with some of the best wineries from our region and local Oceanwise seafood is a delicious dream come true for this Okanagan boy."

Vancouver-based sommelier Kurtis Kolt will emcee the lunch and dinner events, taking guests on a virtual journey through BC's spectacular wine regions. Named BC Sommelier of the Year 2010 and one of Vancouver's Top 40 Foodies under 40, Kurtis has worked with top Vancouver restaurants.

BC wine continues to gain traction among top wine critics and travel writers at home and abroad with recent international acclaim in Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Decanter Magazine, and The Drinks Business.

"This is an exciting time for the BC wine industry as BC VQA Wines become more globally recognized for their premium quality," says Prodan. "Our wine industry has grown exponentially over the last few years attracting winemakers from across the globe who are creating highly sought after wines that are now breaking into the US market."

Related Post

Current Issue

Oct-Nov-2018-Okanagan-Life-developers

Current Issue

Oct | Nov 2018 Okanagan Life

Purchase

Upcoming Events

Nov
16
Fri
7:30 pm Ballet Kelowna’s Autumn @ Kelowna Community Theatre
Ballet Kelowna’s Autumn @ Kelowna Community Theatre
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm
Ballet Kelowna's Autumn @ Kelowna Community Theatre | Kelowna | British Columbia | Canada
Ballet Kelowna launches its 16th season of dance with Autumn, a dynamic mixed program presented at the Kelowna Community Theatre on November 16 and 17 at 7:30 pm. A multi-faceted celebration of the splendour of the[...]
Nov
17
Sat
7:30 pm Ballet Kelowna’s Autumn @ Kelowna Community Theatre
Ballet Kelowna’s Autumn @ Kelowna Community Theatre
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm
Ballet Kelowna's Autumn @ Kelowna Community Theatre | Kelowna | British Columbia | Canada
Ballet Kelowna launches its 16th season of dance with Autumn, a dynamic mixed program presented at the Kelowna Community Theatre on November 16 and 17 at 7:30 pm. A multi-faceted celebration of the splendour of the[...]
Nov
23
Fri
6:00 pm 10th Annual Global Gala @ Delta Grand Resort
10th Annual Global Gala @ Delta Grand Resort
Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm
10th Annual Global Gala @ Delta Grand Resort | Kelowna | British Columbia | Canada
The fourth-year nursing students from the University of British Columbia (UBCO), in partnership with Okanagan-Zambia Health Initiative (OkaZHI), proudly host the 10th Annual Global Gala. The Global Gala is the formal charity event that features[...]
Nov
30
Fri
5:00 pm Summerland Festival of Lights @ Downtown Summerland
Summerland Festival of Lights @ Downtown Summerland
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Summerland Festival of Lights @ Downtown Summerland | Victoria | Texas | United States
Summerland will switch-on of its downtown lights on Friday, November 30. Be treated to an evening of festive fun with a country twist. Presented by the Summerland Chamber of Commerce and the District of Summerland,[...]

Error: Please enter a valid email address

Error: Invalid email

Error: Please enter your first name

Error: Please enter your last name

Error: Please enter a username

Error: Please enter a password

Error: Please confirm your password

Error: Password and password confirmation do not match