Cornucopia Opening Dinner with Fort Berens
Stay & Dine Package Available
Cornucopia is known for hosting memorable culinary experiences, and this Paired Dinner to open Cornucopia 2020 is no exception. Join Executive Chef of the Whistler Conference Centre, Neal Harkins along with Fort Berens Estate Winery for this amazing and perfectly paired dinner.
The newly renovated Grand Foyer of the Whistler Conference Centre provides a gorgeous, safe and welcoming space for the limited number guests. Secure your ticket early given the smaller nature of this event.
Duck Confit Spring Roll
Vanilla Butter-poached Lobster
Heirloom Tomato Salad
Trio of Beef
Petite Fillet, New York. Strip, Short Rib
Aged Cheddar Polenta
Roasted Peach Cobbler
Neal Harkins, Executive Chef, Whistler Conference Centre
Neal’s love of cooking started early, at about four years of age, when he drained the family aquarium of water to boil a pot of onions. The fish… well that’s a detail only Neal can tell.
Raised in a large family kitchen with European roots, Neal played sous chef to his grandmother and quickly learned the heart and soul of hearty home cooking, traditional recipes, and respect for market ingredients. Neal understood that sitting around the table isn’t a meal–– it’s an experience.
Neal thrives in a busy kitchen, where cooks exchange ideas and inject personal and ethnic inspirations to create menus that are innovative, fresh and outstanding. Meeting with local growers and selecting the very best ingredients and wines, is essential to this successful kitchen.
Neal’s culinary philosophy is simple. Keep dishes delicious and honest. Let the integrity of the ingredients steal the show. Less is more.
Neal has hung his chef’s hat up and down the Pacific Northwest and into San Francisco, but he always returns to Whistler. A dad to three spirited children, Neal connects to the youthful friendly vibe of his alpine home.
Fort Berens Estate Winery
Today, with 30 acres of vines in the ground, and a cabinet filled with regional, national and international wine awards, Fort Berens is showing the world that Lillooet, BC is a discovery for the new millennium and the birthing place of an exciting emerging wine and culinary region as they passionately handcraft award-winning wines that reflect the unique Lillooet terroir.
Heath & Safety
The safety of participants (including people who work the event) is of primary importance to our team, we are actively monitoring the COVID-19 Global Pandemic and are ensuring our procedures exceed the Ministry of Health guidance. Please see our FAQ for more information.