Chef Neil Porter of ORA Restaurant (left) displays some of the local harvest that will be part of the three-course dinner

Chef Neil Porter of ORA Restaurant (left) displays some of the local harvest that will be part of the three-course dinner

Food Feud serves up fun

As the North Okanagan enters into the harvest, the Food Action Society is inviting you to celebrate the season with a delicious three-course dinner prepared by Chef Neil Porter of ORA Restaurant, and a cash bar with local brews featuring Crannog Ales and other favourites.

As the North Okanagan enters into the harvest, the Food Action Society is inviting you to celebrate the season with a delicious three-course dinner prepared by Chef Neil Porter of ORA Restaurant, and a cash bar with local brews featuring Crannog Ales and other favourites.

The Food Action Society will also debut the one and only Roots ‘n Brews Food Feud, a food quiz show with local personality teams vying to display their superior food knowledge.

The event takes place Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Prestige Inn.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at ORA Restaurant, the Bean Scene, or at the Monday, Thursday, or Friday Vernon Farmers’ Markets until Sept. 19 only.

The cash bar will open at 6 p.m., with some tastings to start. Dinner will follow at 7 p.m., after which the audience will have a chance to win prizes along with the contestants of Food Feud.

“We thought this would be a fun way to both educate and entertain,” says Wendy Aasen, with the society. “We have some great team members lining up – Deb Leroux, Roger Knox, Matt Brown, Christine Pilgrim, Josh Dueck, Joel Allan, and Mary-Jo O’Keefe. Additionally, they will need to please our judges, Roseanne Van Ee and Kevin Murphy.”

The organizing committee has been busy sourcing the all local menu which will include grass-fed organic beef from Vale Farms, as well as a number of seasonal vegetables from local farms – all of which will be prepared with great care by Chef Neil.

“We know you will love the food. We’ve already had taste tests and the flavours are amazing.” says Jan Hillis, one of the event organizers.

A vegetarian option is available and can be requested at ticket purchase.

Attendees at the event will also be treated to some local musical talent compliments of Tanya Lipscomb.

All proceeds will go to support the volunteer efforts of the Food Action Society which hosts the Good Food Box program, a local food directory, helps to administer the Community Garden Network, and strives to ensure greater community food security through education and action.

For more information visit www.foodaction.ca, e-mail  info@foodaction.ca or call 250-542 -6920.