Chef David Hawksworth will host a dinner and a cooking demonstration during the Wine and Food Festival at Silver Star Mountain Resort.

Chef David Hawksworth will host a dinner and a cooking demonstration during the Wine and Food Festival at Silver Star Mountain Resort.

Chef hosts Star events

One of Canada’s leading culinary talents is hosting a dinner to start off Silver Star Mountain Resort’s Wine and Food Festival Aug. 8.

One of Canada’s leading culinary talents is hosting a dinner to start off Silver Star Mountain Resort’s Wine and Food Festival Aug. 8.

David Hawksworth has appeared as a guest judge on Food Network Canada’s Top Chef and his Vancouver-based Hawksworth Restaurant was winner of Vancouver Magazine’s Restaurant Awards in 2012 and 2013 for restaurant of the year and chef of the year. Maclean’s named it Canada’s restaurant of the year in 2012.

Hawksworth is planning a four-course menu, paired with Okanagan wines.

“Being a part of food and wine festivals like this one at Silver Star Mountain Resort is a privilege and always a memorable experience,” he said.

“As a chef, I feel very lucky to live in a part of the world that is so beautiful and supplies us with such excellent produce and none more so than here in the Okanagan.”

Food and wine enthusiasts are invited to the Den Bar and Bistro for the event, which starts with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are limited and the cost is $230 per person including gratuity, plus GST.

For more casual diners, Hawksworth is hosting an interactive cooking demonstration for a small audience at 2:30 p.m. August 9. Guests are invited to observe the chef prepare a dish of choice with a tasting to follow.

The session will take place at the National Altitude Training Centre auditorium.

As seating is limited, purchase tickets in advance ($38 plus tax) by contacting Silver Star Holidays at 250-558-6083 or e-mailing info@skisilverstar.com.

In addition to Hawksworth’s appearance, Silver Star’s Wine and Food Festival features various food and wine seminars and art gallery viewings.

The B.C. Mile High Wine Tasting is an Okanagan Wine Festivals signature event in partnership with Silver Star Mountain Resort.

It begins at 4 p.m. Aug. 9 and attracts more than 30 winemakers.