Devour! The Food Film Fest Lets You Experience What You Eat

Get ready foodies and film lovers, Devour! The Food Film Fest is coming to Watermark Beach Resort May 6th to 8th!

Devour! Okanagan at Watermark Beach Resort, Osoyoos, BC

We will play host to the first annual event in BC, as the world’s largest culinary film festival is making a delicious cross-country stopover in Okanagan wine country. The culinary pop-up event will see organizers Chef Michael Howell and his team visit Osoyoos for an East-meets-West showdown with our own Chef Adair Scott and popular guest chefs from across BC.

 

Devour! The Food Film Festival Okanagan

Wine, seafood, and fabulous food films – sounds like a dream come true!

 

Prepare yourself for a veritable feast on screen and on your plate, as top local and visiting culinary talent create delicious food and drink offerings inspired by an array of gastronomic films played throughout the event.

Highlights of this sensory experience include an opening cocktail party on Friday night, followed by a delectable six-course, wine paired dinner on Saturday night.

Friday, May 6

Chef Adair Scott will pit his talents against Chef Michael Howell in an East vs. West showdown that features creative cocktails from both sides of the country, paired with canapés created by the talented chefs. Jon Croft of Codfathers fame will be shucking oysters to add to the fun (YAY!). Eighty guests will enjoy the heat of the competition from 7 p.m. with a dance floor to burn it all off opening from 9 p.m. ($45 per person).

Saturday, May 7

On Saturday night, some of BC’s top chefs will join Chef Adair for a culinary  extravaganza that features six courses prepared by culinary luminaries such as:
  • Ricardo Valverde of Ancora Waterfront Dining & Patio
  • Felix Zhou of Beach Bay Cafe & Patio
  • Jeff Van Geist of Miradoro Restaurant
  • Derek Uhlemann of Covert Farms Family Estate
  • Jesse Croy of Two Rivers Specialty Meats
  • Michael Howell of Devour!

Each course will be paired with a selection of Similkameen wines and an original short food-themed film ranging from 90 seconds to five minutes, complete with chefs and winemakers on hand to explain the inspiration of each course. Tickets cost $65, including pairings, and the event starts at 6 p.m. – seating is first come first served for this communal dining event.

Sunday, May 8

Festival-goers can also end the weekend with the perfect gift for mom and enjoy a special Mother’s Day brunch at Watermark Beach Resort on Sunday, May 8 with seatings at 10 am and 11:30 am, priced at $39 per person.
Chef Howell is a vocal proponent of the Slow Food movement. In keeping with this, the boardwalk at Watermark Beach Resort will transform into a Slow Food Market, where local artisans and producers will sell goodies outside the hotel. Fill up on foodie delights and then take some time in the afternoon to enjoy the stunning  surroundings: soak up the sunshine and relax by the pool, visit local wineries, or play a round of golf before the main event.

Experience Devour! The Food Film Festival

Accommodation and festival packages start at $305CDN per person, based on double occupancy, and include:

  • Two nights accommodation at Watermark Beach Resort
  • Two tickets to ‘East Meets West’ cocktail party on Friday, May 6 at 7:00 pm
  • Two tickets to Devour! Food Film Festival’s signature six course dinner on Saturday, May 7 at 6:00 pm

 

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Devour! The Food Film Fest is an annual event that started in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Wolfville, like the Okanagan, is well known for its incredible wine offerings, so it comes as no surprise that the annual Okanagan rendition will take place right here at Watermark Beach Resort.

Watermark Beach Resort is proud to call the South Okanagan Wine Country home, and we are also proud of the fantastic local wines and food that come from this area. Hosting Devour! The Food Film Fest is a spectacular honour that we cannot wait to share with you.

Our very own Ingrid Jarrett, General Manager of Watermark Beach Resort, even made her way into this official selection for Devour! The Food Film Fest!

 

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