Paired Dinner: Chef Neal Harkins and Bordertown Vineyards and Estate Winery
Cornucopia is known for hosting memorable culinary experiences, and this Paired Dinner is no exception. Join Executive Chef of the Whistler Conference Centre, Neal Harkins along with Bordertown Vineyards and Estate Winery for an inspiring 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.
Stay & Dine Package Available
STAY 2 NIGHTS + PAIRED DINNER STARTING FROM $128 PER PERSON PER NIGHT
Receive exclusive ticket and accommodation rates when you book this event as a package: BOOK ONLINE or call 1 (877) 533-3267 to book with our team.
Miniature Chicken Schnitzel Slider
Lemon & Cream Aioli
GRÜNER VELTLINER 2018
Scallop & Prawn Medallion
Grilled Pineapple Remoulade
PINOT GRIS 2017
Braised Short Rib
Parsnip Mash, Roasted Carrot
B.C Mushroom Demi
CABERNET FRANC 2018 & MERLOT 2016
Grilled Mint & Pepper Pound Cake
Candied Lemon Zest
CABERNET FRANC ROSÉ 2019
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.
Bordertown Vineyards and Estate Winery
Bordertown wines use top 100% estate grown fruit for wines that highlight the very best of the varietals that flourish in the south Okanagan. Wines are produced by proprietor Mohan Gill, overseen by the expertise of accomplished consulting winemaker Daniel Bontorin, who is helping us develop the Bordertown style, which places an emphasis on fresh fruit flavours.
We’re nestled in the heart of Osoyoos, a border town that has long been celebrated for rich soil and brilliant sunshine. We’re a new generation winery that strives to showcase the distinct regional characters of Osoyoos fruit. We’ve made our home in Osoyoos, a winegrowing region that provides us with the diversity to grow 14 varietals in unique growing conditions. Coupled with Osoyoos’ extended days of heat and sunshine, we think we have wine growing Nirvana.
Each spring, our majestic winery comes alive with gorgeous blossoms, brilliant foliage, and the distinctive hues of individual fruits.
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.