Cornucopia 2010 Wine and Food Festival

Every year during the second weekend of November, Cornucopia is held in Whistler, BC.  This is the fourteenth year of Whistler’s premier wine and food extravaganza and my second to what I think might be the best wine and food event in Western Canada.

Cornucopia is described on their website as this:

The annual event is a unique opportunity to mingle, mix and learn from acclaimed chefs, sommeliers, vintners and restaurateurs’ visiting Whistler or Whistler locals. Featuring a sumptuous variety of hands-on seminars, fascinating winemaker dinners, gala tasting events and sizzling after-parties, Cornucopia offers something for both the experienced gourmet and those seeking to better appreciate the epicurean delights of wine and food.

On Friday night I went to the Casino Royale after party at Ric’s Grill.  It’s an amazing black tie event that includes casino games, DJ’s, live entertainment, show girls, wine tasting, open bar, Patron tequila,  lavish buffet and canapes.  Without a doubt the best party of the weekend.

On Saturday, I went to a Regional Walkabout, which was a wine tasting (at the Hilton) of wines from Australia, South Africa, and The Golden Mile (BC).  I also went to the Slow Food Artisan Market @ The Westin Resort & Spa.

Saturday night I went to Cornucopia’s flagship event, The Gala Grand Tasting.

Rather than try to explain what it is, I put together a short video of some of the sites of the evening.  (You might have a better viewing experience by clicking through to YouTube)

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