Upcoming SFTO Events April & May

Sunday, May 18  Market of Taste, Wine Garden and
Slow Food Interactive
Chefs-and-Winemakers’ Dinner

Don't miss the event of the season in the Okanagan: Market of Taste, Wine Garden and Chefs and Winemaker's Dinner, Sunday May 18, Osoyoos

Don’t miss the event of the season in the Okanagan: Market of Taste, Wine Garden and Chefs and Winemaker’s Dinner, Sunday May 18, Osoyoos

Market of Taste 1 – 4 pm
Wine Garden 3 – 6 pm
Slow Food Interactive Chefs-and-Winemakers’ Dinner 7 pm onwards
Watermark Beach Resort, Osoyoos

Please join us for what is slated to be one of the most exciting events this spring in the Thompson Okanagan! The Slow Food Movement is gaining momentum in our region. It is a lifestyle many have been practicing for years. The success we experienced at our event in April 2013 has prompted us to repeat the Slow Food Market of Taste in 2014.

The Market of Taste will showcase products that personify the Slow Food mantra – that they are “good, clean, fair,” that they taste good, that they are grown and/or produced cleanly, that the farmer is paid fairly and that they are indicative of our region. The event will bring together artisan producers and wineries to create an impressive marketplace for the consumer.

The Market of Taste, will take place on Main street in front of the Watermark Beach Resort from 1 pm until 4 pm. This location will allow us to create a “street market” that guests will stroll through, tasting and purchasing. Interested in being a Vendor at the Market of Taste? Please download our Vendor Information and Application Form here: 2014 Market of Taste application (downloads as a Word .docx file)

Just inside the Watermark Beach Resort’s doors will be a Wine Garden with tastings from various wineries for guests to enjoy. Wine Garden hours will be from 3 pm – 6 pm.

Starting at 7 pm in the Watermark Conference Centre, we will be hosting a Slow Food Interactive Chefs-and-Winemakers’ Dinner, featuring food and wine stations showcasing Okanagan Chefs, wineries and local products galore. Dinner tickets must be purchased ahead of time and are $75 per person. This is a fundraiser for our Slow Food activities throughout the year. We have a number of regional chefs and wineries donating their time – their expertise and their passion. For tickets, please contact cfossett@watermarkbeachresort.com or by calling 250-495-5509 and asking for Courtney.

Watermark Beach Resort is providing Slow Food room rates at $50 per person based on double occupancy. If you do intend to stay overnight, we encourage you to book early as it is a long weekend and demand for rooms will be high.

Regional supporters of Slow Food and the general public are welcome. Through media releases, support from the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, the Thompson Shuswap Chef’s collaborative, and the use of social media, we anticipate a minimum of 400 – 600 guests will come through the market.

Want to volunteer at this fantastic event? Email us.

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