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Devour! Osoyoos: Coming Soon to a City Near You

The 2018 Devour! Osoyoos Food Film Fest is June 15-17!

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We’re getting close to the big weekend, and Watermark is buzzing with excitement:

Our stellar chefs are working hard in their kitchens, perfecting their dishes

The participating Similkameen Independent Winegrowers wineries and cideries are down in their cellars, deciding which bottles to pour

Our events and catering team is preparing a series of fun, elegant, and fantastic parties

The cinematic curators have selected a list beautiful, captivating, and tasty stories


It’s all coming together…are you ready for the premiere?

See what’s on the event menu for this year’s festival:

Friday, June 15th

Don’t miss the welcoming and delicious BBQ Reception featuring Watermark’s host, Chef Adair Scott; Devour! founder, Chef Michael Howell; Chef Jeff Van Geest of Oliver’s Miradoro Restaurant; and celebrated fishmonger, Jon Croft, at the oyster-shucking station. Start the weekend off right with bubbly and rose.


Live music and dancing, along with special Devour! Cocktails keep the evening alive at the After Party at JoJo’s!

Saturday June 16th

Get your game on at the Chowder Smackdown!

Watch as the chefs get creative in their all-out battle of the bowl! Featuring Chefs Paul Cecconi, Ross Derek, Michael Howell, Roy Johnson, Joanne Muirhead, Julie van Rosendaal, Janice Uebelhardt, and the PICA student team led by Chef Darren Clay. Proceeds from this event will go toward the Lower Similkameen Community Foundation.


Raise the bar on your wine knowledge (then raise your glass to our talented Similkameen Independent Winegrowers!) at our Wine Education Sessions.

Join our wine professionals for a series of seminars throughout the afternoon. Panelled discussions include: Best Varietals of the Similkameen, The Micro-Terroirs of the Similkameen Valley, and Ciders and Fruit Wines of the Similkameen.


Tantalize your tastebuds on the plate and screen at the Gala Dinner.

The whole weekend culminates in this event. Each of our featured chefs will create the perfect dish to go with their unique short food films and an amazing Canadian wine. How will it all come together?

This year’s Gala chefs and winemakers are:

Chef Darren Clay and the PICA student chefs , paired with winemaker Charlie Baessler, of Corcelettes Estate Winery

Chef Rob Walker, paired with winemaker Mike Clark, of Clos du Soleil Winery

Chef Adair Scott, paired with winemaker George Hanson, of Seven Stones Winery

Chef Felix Zhou, paired with winemaker John Weber, of Orofino Vineyards

Chef Michael Howell, paired with winemaker Bruce Ewert, of L’Acadie Vineyards


Celebrate through the night at the Owl Pub. Their After-Party will feature a special Devour! Cocktail, and plenty of excitement!

Sunday, June 17th

Finish your weekend in true wine country fashion at Watermark’s Long Table Breakfast. Fresh, local fare (and maybe a mimosa…) are the perfect way to enjoy this South Okanagan paradise!


Wind your way back home through the splendid Similkameen Valley. Our participating wineries and cideries are offering specials for Devour! guests. Cheers to an incredible weekend of fun!

Learn more about each of our incredible participating chefs and winemakers in our blog series.

With an event lineup like this, you can’t afford to miss out. Book your special Devour! ticket+accommodations packages now.

We can’t wait to see you on the red carpet!

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