Slow Food Thompson Okanagan is excited to announce its 2nd annual Market of Taste, Wine Garden and Interactive Chef and Winemaker’s Dinner Sunday May 18, 2014 hosted by the Watermark Beach Resort in beautiful Osoyoos, B.C. With over 40 vendors, wineries, chefs and restaurants participating in this all-day foodie extravaganza, this incredible event is not to be missed.

Come early and enjoy a browse through our annual Market of Taste on Main Street in Osoyoos from 1 pm to 3 pm. Stroll this “street market,” tasting and purchasing quality foods and products of our region.

Market of Taste Participants: Arlo’s Honey Farm • Berryman’s Heirloom Gardens • Davison Orchards • Dew Fresh Honey • Farm2Chefs • Heritage Mils & Haynes Ranch Whole Grains • Food and the City (Prometheus Books) author Jennifer Cockrall-King • Slow Road Okanagan (Touchwood Editions) • Lake Village Bakery • Lutz Nutrition • The Village Cheese • Slow Food Thompson Okanagan • Westbank Harvest • Landsea Okanagan Tours & Charters and more.

Just inside the Watermark Beach Resort’s doors will be a Wine Garden with tastings from various wineries for guests to enjoy. Wine Garden hours will be from 3 pm – 6 pm.

Participating Wineries/Distilleries/Breweries: Le Vieux Pin Winery • La Stella Winery • Forbidden Fruit Winery• Rustic Roots Fruit Winery • Covert Farms Winery • Poplar Grove Winery • Hester Creek Winery • Serendipity Winery • Sperling Winery • Recline Ridge Winery • Pentage Winery • Culmina Winery • CedarCreek Winery • Left Field Cider • Nk’ Mip Winery • Intersection Winery • Carson Wines • Maple Leaf Spirits • Crannog Ales • Cannery Brewing Company

The evening gala event, Chef and Winemaker’s Dinner, begins at 7 p.m. and includes six interactive ‘mini restaurants’ serving up delectable goodies locally grown, sourced, produced and prepared. Each Chef station will be expertly paired with B.C. beer or wine.

Participating Chef Stations: Tinhorn Creek – Miradoro – Chef Jeff Van Geest • Burrowing Owl – Sonoran Room – Chef Brock Bowes • Joy Road Catering – Upper Bench – Chefs Dana Ewart and Cameron Smith • Black Hills Estate Winery – Chef Adair Scott • Artisan Culinary Concepts – Chef Chris Van Hooydonk • Terra Restaurant – Chefs David Tombs, Ed Walker & Rob Sengotta

“This is an exciting volunteer event as all the artisans, chefs, servers and organizers donate their time and passion to showcase and promote the Slow Food ethos of Good, Clean and Fair local food for everyone,” says Ingrid Jarrett, Convivium President, Slow Food Thompson Okanagan.

When: Sunday, May 18, 2014
Where: Watermark Beach Resort, 15 Park Place, Osoyoos, B.C.
Time: Market 1pm. Wine Garden 3pm. Chef-Winemakers Dinner 7pm.

Dinner tickets must be purchased ahead of time and are $75 per person. This is a fundraiser for our Slow Food activities throughout the year. For tickets, please contact or by calling 250-495-5509 and asking for Courtney.