Silver Star hosts culinary festival

David Hawksworth, from Vancouver’s Hawksworth Restaurant, will serve up a five-course dinner Friday

Silver Star’s Summer Food and Wine Festival will showcase a top Canadian culinary chef.

David Hawksworth, from Vancouver’s Hawksworth Restaurant, will serve up a five-course dinner Friday at the Snowbird Lodge.

“My team and I are thrilled to once again partner with Silver Star,” said Hawksworth.

“We are looking forward to creating a celebrated summer dinner experience under the setting sun with Okanagan culinary enthusiasts.”

Bryant Mao, Hawksworth Restaurant wine director and Vancouver Magazines’ 2015 sommelier of the year will select the evening’s wines paired for each course.

A B.C. native, Hawksworth developed his skills during a decade spent in European Michelin-starred kitchens. He is the youngest chef inducted into the B.C. Restaurant Hall of Fame.

The Hawksworth dinner is the opening event of the weekend-long Summer Food and Wine Festival, Other events include a wine and cheese pairing seminar, wine masters’ dinners at the Silver Grill and 1609 Restaurant and Lounge, and Mile High Wine and Music, an Okanagan Wine Festivals Society signature event Saturday.

More information and tickets are available at www.skisilverstar.com.