(photo: Chef Grant de Montreuil)

The Bonfire Restaurant and Cove Lakeside Resort in West Kelowna warmly invite you to celebrate the 2014 Okanagan Fall Wine Festival this October.

The Perfect Palate takes place at the Resort October 5, 2:30-6 pm. Local food, wine, music and a spectacular art show and sale will take place on the waterfront. Stroll through the gardens, view incredible art, meet some of the Okanagan’s most celebrated artists, and indulge in tastings of Chef Grant de Montreuil’s celebrated local cuisine. While being entertained by the Blue Moon Jazz Duo, sip local wines from award-winning wineries, and taste nuts freshly harvested from the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park. Tickets are $45, all-inclusive.

Who’s Your Farmer? happens daily at the renowned Bonfire Restaurant 11:00 am to close, October 3-12.

Featured will be Chef de Montreuil’sOkanagan-inspired Wine Festival tasting menus, highlighting the best of BC’s sustainable produce, meat, seafood and dairy farmers. The delectable dishes are paired with some of the best Okanagan wines by the Bonfire’s sommelier. Reservations are recommended.

“Our 1300 tomato plants will be pushing fruit well into October along with heirloom squashes, greens, corn, and assorted root vegetables,” says Chef de Montreuil.

The Bonfire’s five-course paired tasting menus will continue through the fall, changing weekly as different products become available. “We’re also reintroducing our great Room and Food packages that were so successful last year,” says Chef.

As you stroll the Gellatly lakeside walking path this autumn, make sure to also enjoy the Bonfire’s Coffee Lounge for “grab and go” pastries, specialty coffees and smoothies.

~ Dona Sturmanis