#VQAatHome Live Chef Sessions – Episode 1: Anna & Michael Olson



May 20, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


VQA Wines of Ontario is excited to invite wine fans and food lovers to participate in our new series of #VQAatHome Live Chef Sessions! These complimentary virtual sessions will feature top chefs from around the world, who will school participants on the tips and tricks of the trade. Don’t miss these fun and informative live cooking sessions featuring signature seasonal dishes – all paired with local VQA wines.

The series kicks-off on May 20th at 6:00pm EDT with Pastry Chef Anna Olson, cookbook author and media host, and Chef Michael Olson, professor at the Canadian Food & Wine Institute!  Anna and Michael are inviting wine and food enthusiasts into their home kitchen studio (virtually) and will take us through a series of delicious seasonal spring recipes just in time for the May long-weekend. Each course will be paired perfectly with a local Ontario VQA wine style. Click the links below for recipes for each menu item, including tips for prep that can be completed in advance of the session.

Episode 1 Menu

Asparagus Fontenelle | Fresh asparagus with egg, butter and chives (Wine pairing: VQA Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio/Gris)
Classic Cheese Soufflé (Wine pairing: VQA Chardonnay)
Summertime Steak 101 
| Michael’s how-to on all things steak (Wine pairing: VQA Gamay or Cabernet Franc)
Pan con Tomate | Spanish-style grilled bread
Bonus Bake | A surprise baked treat from Anna (Wine pairing: VQA Traditional Method Sparkling)

Click here for a list of suggested wines to pair with each course.

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