Wine Culture Magazine

Paisley Notebook chef and fonder Aman Dosanj brings back her pop-up dinner series for summer 2023. Meg Frohler photo

There’s nothing like dining among the vines or surrounded by the bounty of an organic farm. And no one knows that better than Aman Dosanj, the founder of the Paisley Notebook series of “pop-up-at-the-farm” dinners.

This year the chef is launching the seventh instalment of the al fresco series, each meal a thoughtful, intimate experience that is designed to bring community together. The dinners also connect her Indian culture with the bounty of organic ingredients that grow in the Okanagan Valley, not to mention the local wine and spirits.

The Paisley Notebook dinners are all about connecting farmers, winemakers, culture and community. Jessica Zais Photography photo

“My farmers are my superhero power,” says the Kelowna-based Dosanj. “In a way, my cooking style takes things back to how food used to be—before herbicides and pesticides ran rampant in India’s agricultural systems. Using fire and minimal equipment is reminiscent of how they still cook in villages.” 

This year’s schedule begins on May 4 at 99 Rows in Lake Country (with an assist from Ursa Major Winery) and includes events at Le Vieux Pin, Kalala Organic Estate Winery and Covert Farms Family Estate. Tickets are $160 per person plus tax. For reservations and information, visit

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