#VQAatHome Live Chef Session: Terroir Edition



November 09, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


VQA Wines of Ontario is excited to invite wine fans and food lovers to participate in our 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 our #VQAatHome Live Chef Sessions will be hosted by Ontario-based chef duo, Ricky and Olivia.

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.

First Course
Ontario Brie “Saganaki”
Pan seared Brie flambé, Ontario Whiskey, lemon, deep fried saltine crackers | 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
King Cole duck liver, beet tahini, Pinot Noir wine gummies, dried cherry, sesame | Wine Pairings: Westcott 2017 Estate Pinot Noir, Château Des Charmes 2019 Gamay Noir, Lakeview Wine Co. 2019 Vidal Icewine

Third Course
Roasted Squash Ginataan
Local butternut squash, coconut + ginger velouté, toasted pumpkin seeds, herb salad | Wine Pairings: Redstone Winery 2019 Riesling Limestone South, Rosewood Estates 2019 Gewcci & Organized Crime Winery 2020 Sacrilege

Fourth Course
Fillet O’ Trout
Pan seared Ontario trout, charred romaine lettuce, shaved Toscana cheese, sauce gribiche | Wine Pairings: Huff Estates 2019 Catharine’s South Bay Chardonnay, Adamo Estate Winery 2017 Wismer Foxcroft Chardonnay, Honsberger Estate Winery 2020 Chardonnay Musqué

Suggested VQA Wine Pairings

Click here to register.