Go beyond the “pour, sip, repeat” of wine tours on your next Oliver and Osoyoos vacation and experience some truly memorable food experiences. From classes to farm tours to aboriginal cuisine, we let you in on some of the lesser known but extraordinairy culinary experiences of the Southern Okanagan.
Covert Farms Agri-Tour
Take a guided tour with a farmer. Explore the vineyards, fields, and the special places around this breathtaking 650 acre farm in a vintage 1952 Mercury Truck. Pick fresh produce, learn about organic farming and finish off with small bites and wine tasting. The kids will love feeding the cows! https://covertfarms.ca/tours/
Miradoro Communal Table Dinners
Celebrate regional food and wine with the locals on Tuesday evenings from October through December and April to May. All of the dinners feature a special menu of family style fare that is local, rustic, simple, straightforward and seasonal. Held at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Winery at 6:30pm on Tuesdays from April to May and October through December. http://www.tinhorn.com/Restaurant
Backyard Farm Chef’s Table
Inspired by an “old world” approach to eating, Backyard Farm Chef’s table can host up to 20 guests, for a private, multi-course, wine-paired culinary demonstration. Menus are tailored with client budget, seasonal produce availability and suggested wine pairings in mind. http://backyard-farm.ca
Hester Creek Cooking Classes
Offering a rare experience of interacting with an acclaimed chef in an intimate setting. Multi-course menus skillfully pair locally sourced, seasonally inspired flavours with award winning wines. Watch as the chef prepares each course before you and shares little known culinary secrets. Take home the recipes! http://hestercreek.com/events/
Nk’mip Cellars is the first Aboriginal-owned winery in North America. Its Patio Restaurant offers contemporary North American cuisine in a picturesque location, with fresh farm-to-table innovations using traditional Aboriginal techniques. http://www.nkmipcellars.com/The-Winery
What pairs best with your next food and wine adventure? A lakefront stay at the Beach House Osoyoos vacation rental!