Tinhorn Creek Winemakers’ Dinner at Cornucopia
On Friday, November 9th, Whistler’s lauded Aura Restaurant will celebrate the award-winning wines of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards in an exclusive winemakers’ dinner during Cornucopia: Whistler’s Celebration of Wine and Food.
With a menu inspired by seasonal organic vegetables, Aura Restaurant at Nita Lake Lodge specializes in modern, Pacific cuisine that is rooted in classical culinary craft. Led by Executive Chef Michael Guy, Aura sources sustainably from local farmers, foragers, ranchers and fisheries to bring the best that the west has to offer for every season. The unforgettable menu will feature BC products from both land and sea, showcasing the region’s transition from fall to winter. Expect rustic flavours and refined technique, paired with award-winning wines from Tinhorn Creek Vineyards. Hosted by Andrew Moon, Tinhorn’s Viticulturist and Vineyard Manager, guests will get insight into Andrew’s unique view from the vineyard.
Executive Chef Michael Guy has created a distinctive five-course menu that highlights the excellence of the Pemberton Valley’s autumn harvest—alongside globally-sourced ingredients—with each plate married to Tinhorn Creek Vineyards’ prized wines.
The reception brings an opportunity to taste Tinhorn Creek Pinot Gris 2011. To start the meal, the Oldfield Series 2Bench Rose 2011 is paired with elk tartare with Saskatoon berries, purple potatoes, red kuri squash and crispy bread. Next up is Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Series Pinot Noir 2008 combined with raviolo of Peace Country lamb served with smoked eggplant purée, Moroccan spices, toasty almond and garlic crumble, and Rootdown Farm tomato jam. The third course of this extravagant meal features lightly smoked Yarrow Meadows goose breast with potato gnocchi, sweet and sour turnips, pistachios, dried black olive and cocoa jus, matched to the Oldfield Series Syrah 2008. Fourth is Pemberton beef ribeye with pine mushrooms, truffle and pancetta stuffed potato, North Arm Tuscan kale and Two Bench jus paired with Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Series 2Bench Red 2009. To conclude this unforgettable feast is gingerbread baked cheesecake served with poached pear, maple fig sauce, pear sorbet and candied walnuts accompanied by the delectable Oldfield Series Kerner Ice Wine 2011.
The reception will be held from 7:00pm – 7:30pm, and the five-course tasting menu at Aura Restaurant starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $175 per person. Nita Lake Lodge is also offering a package together with a night’s accommodation for $250 per person (based on two people) with the option of an additional night.
For tickets, visit www.whistlercornucopia.com. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to WAG, the Whistler Animal Shelter.
About Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
Established in 1993, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is located just south of Oliver B.C., in the famed Golden Mile wine-growing district. As the number one winery destination evoking classic south Okanagan terroir, Tinhorn Creek proudly offers 100% estate grown wines, growing grapes on both the Black Sage and Golden Mile benches. As the first winery in Canada to support carbon neutral measures, Tinhorn Creek continues their commitment to land stewardship, conservation and environmentally sustainable practices. Family owned and operated, Tinhorn Creek offers an unrivalled visitor experience including a self-guided tour, along with wines that rank among the best in the world. The exceptional Miradoro Restaurant was named one of the “World’s Best Winery Restaurants” by Wine Access Magazine and Best Winery/Vineyard Dining at the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. For more information about Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, call 1.888.484.6467 or visit the website at www.tinhorn.com.
About Nita Lake Lodge
Uniquely situated on the shores of Whistler’s Nita Lake, the luxurious, 77-room Nita Lake Lodge features spacious deluxe studios, along with one and two bedroom suites. Lakeside Aura Restaurant showcases bright, modern Pacific cuisine made with the finest local ingredients. Cure Lounge & Patio serves creative cocktails and Old World house made charcuterie, while Fix Café & Deli features wholesome snacks and take-home treats. The full service spa offers a range of services to help guests and visitors reestablish health, harmony and balance. Through Innovative Fitness, guests have access to personalized, professional coaching at Nita Lake Lodge’s gym facilities and outdoors.
Located a one-and-a-half-hour drive from Vancouver along the Sea to Sky Highway, Whistler—home of the 2010 Olympic Games—is located at the base of world-class mountains Whistler and Blackcomb.
For reservations or more information about Nita Lake Lodge, visit www.nitalakelodge.com or call 1-888-755-6482.