Guests enjoy food prepared before their eyes at last year’s Pamper Your Palate. This year’s event once again takes place on Thanksgiving

Too busy to cook: Pamper your Palate this Thanksgiving

There's plenty to savour at the 17th annual Pamper Your Palate in the Best Western Vernon Lodge.

Maybe you’re a Thanksgiving neophyte who doesn’t know how to prepare and stuff a bird or whip up a pumpkin pie.

Or maybe you just don’t have the time, or enough mouths to feed, this upcoming holiday weekend.

There is a solution for this dilemma: Just let a group of professional chefs do the cooking for you.

On Thanksgiving Sunday, Oct. 12, local restaurants and caterers and 25 B.C. wineries will be offering guests plenty to savour at the 17th annual Pamper Your Palate in the Best Western Vernon Lodge.

“A lot of people use this as their Thanksgiving dinner,” said event founder and organizer Bob Sattler.

Although Pamper Your Palate is no longer part of the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival, it still stands as one of Vernon’s premiere events for wine and food.

“It was rated in The Province newspaper as one of the top wine events for the cost,” said Sattler.

“If you’re a wine lover, there’s no other event like this. We get people from all over Western Canada to the event, including one couple that comes all the way from Quesnel every year.”

Food-wise, guests can always expect a surprise with chefs preparing everything from savoury appetizers and entrées to delectable desserts and hand-made Belgium chocolates.

Businesses participating this year include Alexander’s Beach Pub, Basket Case Picnics, Billy D’s Family Restaurant, Bourbon Street Bar and Grill, BX Creek Bar and Grill, Checkers Bar and Grill, Cracked Pepper Catering, Gumtree Catering, The Italian Kitchen Company, New Delhi Indian Restaurant, The Sprouted Fig and Cotton’s Chocolates, while wineries from all over the Okanagan and Vancouver Island will be serving their best varietals and blends.

The event also features a silent auction, featuring local goods and services, with funds going to a different charity or cause every year.

“Last year we gave $2,500 to the Salvation Army and in the past we have given to the Vernon Community Dental Access Centre and the Alzheimer’s Society. We like to change it up every year,” said Sattler.

This year’s silent auction is being run by the Vernon Professional Firefighters, with proceeds going to the B.C. Professional Firefighters burn fund and muscular dystrophy.

Pamper Your Palate runs  from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 each, available at the Ticket Seller, online at ticketseller.ca, or at the Vernon Lodge front desk, 250-549-7469.

 

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