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Delicious Scenes From a BC Winery’s First Longtable Dinner in 12 Years

Once upon a time when it was just starting out, Joiefarm would host cooking classes and outdoor longtable feasts to make its first vintages possible. From those famously decadent, memorable classes and dinners came chef/winemaker Heidi Noble’s award-winning Menus From an Orchard Table, which remains – in my opinion – arguably one of the best Canadian cookbooks of all time.

You can imagine my excitement then when it was announced that the Naramata winery was going to lay out the linens for another dinner in the orchard, Heidi’s first in twelve years, this time in collaboration with fellow chefs Lina Caschetto and Brian Skinner, serving up dishes paired with Joiefarm’s uniquely superlative wines (full menu above).

Though diners/drinkers couldn’t see the opposite side of the nearby lake at times on account of all the wildfire smoke, it focused our attentions back to the table, where it deserved to be. Take a look…

– PHOTOS BY MICHELLE SPROULE

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JoieFarm
Region: The Okanagan
2825 Naramata Rd
250-496-0073

Take-Aways From a Week of Working in a Vineyard

Late last year, in October 2023, I had the opportunity to fulfill one of my long-harboured desires: getting my hands dirty, while growing my understanding, appreciation and respect for winemakers, by spending some time working on a small scale vineyard in Quebec.

On Fermentation, Home Cooking and Bringing the Flavours of Korea to Tofino

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