Culinary Stage: Balancing Flavours - with Lang Vineyards
Join Chef Alana Maas (Peckham) and Lang Vineyards in a five-course wine-paired meal that explores salty, sour, spicy, umami and sweet flavours. Taste your way through Alana's dishes as she explains the formula of balance and how the use of these flavours can elevate and enhance your cooking. Partnering with Alana is Lang Winery, one of the Okanagan’s most popular boutique wineries on the famed Naramata Bench.
First | Cauliflower panna cotta, arugula with miso vinaigrette, pickled shiitakes, sesame
Second | Uni butter shrimp on brown butter toast, scallion ginger
Third | Sunomono, wakame and ginger
Forth | Red curry coconut milk braised short ribs with crispy shallot/garlic, herbs, lime juice
Fifth | Mango matcha phyllo tart, mango curd matcha chantilly, toasted coconut
Chef Alana Maas (Peckham)
Raised in a food-centric family, Alana graduated from Dubrulle Culinary School in 2002, worked in some of the most demanding kitchens in Vancouver, and quickly earned recognition as a leading and coveted chef in the city, successfully running the kitchens at Cru Restaurant and The Hart House. A Chopped Canada winner, her confidence and trust in herself is contagious. Board member of Les Dames d’Escoffier chapter of Vancouver, Alana is committed to empower women in her profession. Today, Alana is a Culinary Instructor and co-owner of Northwest Culinary Academy. In this capacity, Alana has an approachable intensity and will call it the way she sees it, giving detailed feedback and making students feel good rather than lousy about mistakes – proof that perhaps nurturing mothers make great teachers.
Lang Vineyards opened its doors in 1990 as B.C.’s first farm gate winery, and this small, but superbly equipped business has grown into one of the Okanagan’s most popular boutique wineries on the famed Naramata Bench. Founder Guenther Lang grew the winery from its humble beginnings working from his garage, and after over a quarter century crafting top quality wines, the winery is today renowned for its operations and excellence in vineyard management and winemaking. Lang Vineyards wine collection includes a well-crafted range of white, red and rosé wines, along with its popular dessert wines, the unique Red and White Maple and Riesling Ice wines. Lang Vineyards signature wines include the award-winning Farm Reserve Riesling, and the ever-popular Marechal Foch.
Room set-up/format: Sit down information/instructional tasting.
Location: Whistler Conference Centre - Sub Zero & Wolf Culinary Stage - Grand Foyer