On March 25 & 26, we introduced our new member-exclusive pick-up event Dare to Pair, a wine and culinary competition. The newly reimagined event welcomed two visiting chefs from well-known kitchens right here in the Okanagan Valley.
The Quails’ Gate culinary team hosted the visiting chefs who went head-to-head daring to expertly pair a feature dish with Quails’ Gate wine. Quails’ Gate Wine Club members then voted on their favourite.
And the results are in!
Chef Kai Koroll from Humo Izakaya received 291 votes for his Bluefin Tuna with marcona ajo blanco, green apple, herb salad, foie gras powder and pomelo gel paired with our 2017 Dry Riesling.
Chef Erik Fassbind from Salt and Brick received 285 votes for his Confit Duck with five spice, cornflake crumb, fennel and mandarin salad paired with our 2015 Stewart Family Reserve Pinot Noir.
Making Chef Kai our first winner of this inaugural member-exclusive event.
Our next Dare to Pair event is coming up on June 24, where we’ll welcome two more chefs from well-known kitchens in the Okanagan Valley to go head-to-head in the ultimate culinary and wine experience. Don’t miss out! Become a Wine Club member today!