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Join this exclusive #VQAatHome Live Chef Session with Chefs Ricky and Olivia

October 22, 2021

VQA Wines of Ontario is excited to invite wine fans and food lovers to participate in the next edition of the #VQAatHome Live Chef Sessions – a series featuring top chefs from around the world, who school participants on the tips and tricks of the trade. These fun and informative live cooking sessions feature signature seasonal dishes, all paired with local VQA wines.

The Terroir Edition of this #VQAatHome Live Chef Sessions will be hosted by Ontario-based chef duo, Ricky and Olivia.

This session will take place on Tuesday, November 9th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ET.

With a focus on Ontario ingredients and supporting local farmers, their vision and cuisine reflect Ontario’s diverse culture. Much of their inspiration derives from their food memories, experiences and traditional cultural dishes. This collection of recipes showcases moments of nostalgia, as well as unique VQA wine pairings.

This exclusive event is free to attend by registering at the link below. All are encouraged to purchase the wines featured during the session, which you can purchase one of two ways. Option 1 is ordering a #VQAatHome Live Chef Session: Terroir Edition Wine Pairing Sample Package from Michelle Paris of Vini Ventures. Option 2 is you can purchase the wines yourself directly through the wineries or the LCBO from the Suggested Wines List.

See below for the evening’s menu and Ontario VQA wine pairings for each course. Click the links below to view recipes for each menu item, including tips for prep that can be completed in advance of the session.

You won’t want to miss this exclusive opportunity to learn directly from the pros! Register to attend here.


TERROIR EDITION MENU

First Course – Ontario Brie “Saganaki” | Wine pairings: Big Head Wines 2020 Chenin Blanc,
Ravine Vineyards 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Oxley Estate Winery 2020 Pinot Gris

Second Course – “PB & J” Duck Liver Pâté | Wine pairings: Westcott 2017 Estate Pinot Noir,
Château Des Charmes 2019 Gamay Noir, Lakeview Wine Co. 2019 Vidal Icewine

Third Course – Roasted Squash Ginataan | Wine pairings: Redstone Winery 2019 Riesling Limestone South, Rosewood Estates 2019 Gewcci & Organized Crime Winery 2020 Sacrilege

Fourth Course – Fillet O’ Trout | Wine pairings: Huff Estates 2019 Catharine’s South Bay Chardonnay, Adamo Estate Winery 2017 Wismer Foxcroft Chardonnay, Honsberger Estate Winery 2020 Chardonnay Musqué

Click here for a list of suggested wines for pairing.

Ricky and Olivia