Hillside Winery & Bistro is home to one of our valley’s most talented chefs.  Chef Rob Cordonier creates a seasonally orchestrated, locally sourced menu featuring his innovative flavour combinations and dishes that perfectly reflect wine country lifestyle.  Winemaker Kathy Malone’s award-winning style of winemaking provides inspiration for Cordonier’s cuisine, and pairings are the perfect match.
There is no slowing down for the activities calendar at Hillside Winery through October/November.  Check out their highly anticipated ‘Graze Among The Grapes’ Winemaker’s Dinner on October 11th. The evening begins with a courtyard reception with incredible nibbles like Crispy Fried Pork Hock & Foie with strawberries and balsamic and Yukon Gold Potato Blini with Trout Cavier, dill, sour cream & candied zest – OY!  After savouring a few bites and a glass of wine, guests will be lead through the vineyard with Winemaker Kathy Malone for some vine chat.  Dinner follows with a mouth-watering line up of wine-paired dishes created by Chef Cordonier:

• Pan–seared Jumbo Scallop – 2013 Gewürztraminer
• Pipe Tobacco Smoked Chicken Ballontine – Gamay Noir 2011
• Roast Venison Loin – 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
• Chanterelle Mushroom & Beef Shin Pot Pie – Mosaic 2009

Dessert will be paired with the launch of their new Gamay Icewine 2013!
Sunday October 12th and Monday October 13th are turkey days at the Bistro. Celebrate Thanksgiving without the work.  Instead, bring the family for a fabulous 3-course set menu for only $39.99. Remember to reserve early.
Also this fall, pop over to Hillside Winery & Bistro any Monday for the month of September to enjoy some wonderful local artist’s music free of charge!  From 6 – 8 pm enjoy a range of music ranging from jazz musicians to folk and rock.  

For all of the events scheduled this fall, check their website www.hillsidewinery.ca

~ Jennifer Schell