Treat your senses to 180-degree mountaintop views and four incredible courses each with elegant wine pairings at The Villa Eyrie Resort during this special Wine Society dinner on September 27. For the third event in the Winemakers Dinner series, presenting winery, Mission Hill Family Estates, will offer exceptional wines from their renowned Legacy Collection that will be masterfully-paired with the flavours of each course of the delectable, west-coast inspired menu.
Guests will enjoy the stunning sunset views over the Saanich Inlet from the Summit Restaurant
Set at the stunning Summit Restaurant, guests will enjoy unobstructed sunset views over the Saanich Inlet from the highest point on the Malahat. With an elegant setting overlooking the Olympic Mountain Range, and a four-course menu showcasing the freshest and most exquisite locally-sourced ingredients and wines, this event brings together the best elements of fine dining in a truly unique west coast environment
The Summit Restaurant’s menu showcases the best of European cuisine with a west coast twist
The menu is expertly-crafted by Michelin star trained Executive Chef Mario Gross and Pastry Chef Matthias Conradi. These celebrated chefs are known for their sophisticated creations that feature Vancouver Island twists on the European gourmet kitchen with seasonal ingredients from across Cowichan.
The evening’s first course will begin with scallop ceviche topped with mole verde, a microgreen salad and focaccia croutons. Next, guests will be treated to grilled octopus accompanied by house-made hummus, mint yogurt and eggplant cream. The third course will showcase a locally-raised lamb tenderloin baked in olive bread alongside chorizo bean ragout, lamb tortellini and eggplant caponata. Lastly, the chefs will present an elegant chocolate trio comprised of a dark, milk and white chocolate mousse layered on a chocolate dacquoise with dark chocolate ganache, bitter-sweet chocolate sauce and a fresh raspberry puree.
Mission Hill Family Estates’ lush on-site vineyards showcase the sweeping terroir of the Okanagan Valley
Every dish will feature a Mission Hill Family Estates wine thoughtfully paired to the flavor profile of the course by an experienced sommelier. The Mission Hill Family Estates, situated in the heart of the Okanagan wine country, has five distinctive estate vineyards in each of the valley’s growing regions. The Wine Society dinner will feature the Legacy Collection, distinctive top-tier wines including their renowned Bordeaux-style, Oculus, Compendium, Quatrain, Prospectus and Perpetua. This collection showcases the diverse microclimates and unique terroir of the Okanagan Valley in each flavourful varietal.
There is no better way to indulge in West Coast cuisine and fine wine than surrounded by the breathtaking lushness and vistas only British Columbia can boast about. It’s the perfect opportunity for a romantic staycation, sophisticated double-date or girls weekend getaway. Get tickets to the Wine Society Dinner with Mission Hill Family Estate.