Wine Culture Magazine

Legendary B.C. chefs head to wine country for a series of fall feasts

The dining room at Naramata Inn. Joanne Sasvari photo

This October, chefs Ned Bell, Stacey Johnston, Liz Stevenson, Minette Lotz and wine director Emily Walker welcome some of B.C.’s most legendary chefs—all longtime friends of Bell’s—to a series of culinary collaborations at the Naramata Inn.

Burdock & Co.’s Andrea Carlson joins them for an all-female-led feast celebrating her refined taste of place (October 3, $155). On October 17, “Legends + Apprentices” features the revered Michel Jacob of Le Crocodile and his former apprentices, superstar chef Rob Feenie (who is set to open his own new restaurant in the new year) and Bell ($185).

And “Dream Like a Visionary, Cook Like a Chef” sees John Bishop and Michael Allemeier join the Naramata Inn brigade (October 24, $185). Bishop is credited for almost single-handedly creating Vancouver’s farm-to-table, elegant-yet-casual dining style. Allemeier, now an instructor of culinary arts at SAIT Polytechnic, was executive chef at Bishop’s before taking over the kitchen at Mission Hill. He and Bell were also hosts of the long-running Food Network TV program Cook Like a Chef.

Each dinner features six courses and wine pairings; ticket price does not include tax or gratuity. View the entire the lineup at


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