Paired Dinner: Chef Neal Harkins and Kismet Estate Winery

Paired Dinner: Chef Neal Harkins and Kismet 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 Kismet 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. 

Stay & Dine Package available

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.


Baked Brie Tart
Citrus-cranberry Jam
Pairing: Sparkling Muscat

Goat Cheese Flan
Gilled Cauliflower Florets
Baby Frisée, Lemon Vinaigrette
Pickled Asparagus & Radish
Pairing: Saféd

Bison Ribeye, Sour Cheery Demi
Aged Cheddar & Chive Yorkshire Pudding
Horseradish mash
Baby vegetables
Pairing: Cabernet Franc Reserve

Chocolate Lava Cake
Cassis-poached Grapes
Pairing: Moksha

Kistmet Estate Winery

Having grown grapes for the last 20 years, Kismet Estate Winery have established themselves as one of the premier grape growers in the Okanagan valley. Their story started with the family immigrating from India in the 1990's and making Okanagan home. The name Kismet is derived from the Punjabi word 'destiny'.

"We consider ourselves lucky to be able to consider Canada our home that provided us with endless possibilities. This has been a long time dream of our family to share our labour of love and hard work directly with customers. Our wines are meant to over deliver on your expectations and we hope that our determined experience and dedication for our wines has an ever lasting effect on your tasting experience."

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.

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.

Fri Nov 20, 2020
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM PDT
Whistler Conference Centre

Whistler Conference Centre

4010 Whistler Way, Whistler
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