Devour! Osoyoos

Friday, May 5, 2017 to Sunday, May 7, 2017    
6:30 pm - 12:30 pm


Watermark Beach Resort Hotel
15 Park Place, Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V0

Join us for Devour! Osoyoos: The South Okanagan’s Only Food, Wine & Film Festival.

We have partnered with Destination Osoyoos and the Watermark Beach Resort Hotel to present our second annual and expanded–Devour! Osoyoos. This will be the Okanagan’s largest culinary event, showcasing all that Osoyoos has to offer in the way of food, film, and wine. Driven by local agriculture, businesses, and education, the event will utilize BC’s best and budding talents in the form of filmmakers, chefs, tourism and tradesmen, winemakers, and more! Devour! Osoyoos will be taking place from May 5th-7th, 2017, with 4 signature events as well as several surrounding events including unique tour experiences, dine-arounds and more. All events can be purchased separately and there are a number of packages available including a VIP All Access and Stay & Savour Packages at the Watermark Beach Resort that you can check out here.

Devour! Osoyoos Launch Party

Black Hills Estate Winery
4190 Black Sage Road
Fri, 5 May 2017
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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Join us as we kick-off Devour! Osoyoos in style at Black Hills Estate Winery. Celebrity Chefs Michael Howell & Ned Bell will help host the evening as you sip & savour the wines of Black Hills Estate Winery and culinary creations from the Okanagan.
The event takes place from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. A grazing event, that will include stationed appetizers and a seafood bar featuring East Coast seafood. Short silent films will be played throughout the evening and DJ Shakes will provide the musical ambiance.
Tickets $110 – includes 3 drink tickets, appetizers throughout the evening, and shuttle service to and from the event from Watermark Beach Resort. Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase at the event.

Devour! Osoyoos Ocean Wise Chowder SmackDown

Watermark Beach Resort Hotel
15 Park Place
Sat, 6 May 2017
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
$20.00 per person

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Let your taste buds be the judge in our Chowder SmackDown sponsored by Ocean Wise! Sample local cider, craft beer and wine as you enjoy a variety of seafood chowders created by local and visiting chefs. Contestants will be vying for votes from a panel of judges including Ocean Wise Executive Chef Ned Bell and you! Join us to see who will be crowned Devour! Osoyoos Chowder Champion! *This event will be held outdoors, be sure to dress accordingly.

Devour! Osoyoos Gala Dinner

Watermark Beach Resort Hotel
15 Park Place
Sat, 6 May 2017
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Taking place at Watermark Beach Resort, the culinary pop-up event will once again see event founders Chef Michael Howell and Lia Rinaldo haul a bounty of fresh seafood, seasonal ingredients and select wines all the way from Nova Scotia to Osoyoos for an East meets West showdown. Chef Howell, working with Watermark’s Executive Chef Adair Scott and top local and visiting culinary talent will create delicious food and wine paired offerings inspired by an array of gastronomic films played throughout the event.
6pm – 7pm – Reception: Enjoy samples from our local wineries as well as select gems all the way from Nova Scotia, along with a light canape service.
7pm – 11pm – Gala Dinner Event: A six-course, wine-paired gala dinner, with each course inspired by a short film. Before each course, you will enjoy the short film as well as hear from the winemaker and the chef who were inspired by this film.
Tickets: $149 including taxes and gratuities. Shuttle service to and from this event from set locations is also included in the ticket price.

Our Participating Chefs include–Chef Paul Rogalski from Rouge Restaurant in Calgary, Chef Ricardo Valverde from Ancora Dining in Vancouver and Chef Julian Bond from the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in Vancouver!

The Menu! Chefs, Films, Dishes & Wine Pairings
Sweet Onion Fritter–locally-foraged stinging nettle purée, salted olive oil gel.
Chef Adair Scott, Watermark Beach Resort
Daylily Fritters directed by Aube Giroux
2015 Roussanne Viognier, Covert Farms Family Estate
Lobster Salad Roll–Nova Scotia lobster, crème fraîche, pickled zucchini, sweet pea purée, red pepper fluid gel, pine nut granola, hana nori seaweed, pickled red onion, micro greens, salmon roe.
Chef Michael Howell, Devour! The Food Film Fest
Lobster Fishing directed by Alexandre Lampron
A Quartet of 2017 Tidal Bays from Nova Scotia–Domaine De Grand Pré Winery, Jost Vineyards, Luckett Vineyards & Mercator Vineyards
Birchbark Smoked Okanagan Sockeye Salmon–Poplar Grove Camembert rosti, verjuice pickled eggs, pickled rhubarb, stinging nettle emulsification, fresh chives.
Chef Paul Rogalski, Rouge
Slow Food in Canada directed by Kevin Kossowan
2015 Chardonnay, Church & State Wines
Beef Short Rib Seco–Canario bean puree, peruvian quinoa, baby carrots, pickled shallots, seco à la norteña jus.
Chef Ricardo Valverde, Ancora Waterfront Dining 

Why This Road: Dan Portelance directed by Ben Proudfoot

2014 Rubeus, Maverick Estate Winery
Umami, the fifth taste–Rhubarb, fresh bay leaf, mascarpone, yuzu, hazelnuts, sea salt.
Chef Julian Bond, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
Loss of Taste directed by Luca Nestola

Saféd, Kismet Estate Winery

A Selection of Cheeses from Nova Scotia and British Columbia.
Chef Michael Howell & Chef Adair Scott
Cheese directed by Hannah Cheesman
2014 Syrah, Church & State Wines

Devour! Osoyoos Bubbles Brunch & Awards Ceremony

Sun, 7 May 2017
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Watermark Beach Resort Hotel
15 Park Place

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Join us for the Devour! Osoyoos Awards Ceremony and Champagne Brunch – the wrap up event for the Devour! Osoyoos weekend.  Brunch will be served buffet style, containing delicious creations by our visiting culinary students along with some brunch bubbly! Short films will also be shown and the awards ceremony will also contain the People’s Choice Awards from the Gala Dinner the evening before.
Tickets: $45.00 – includes taxes and gratuities, brunch buffet, non- alcoholic beverages, and sparkling wine tastings.

Tours & Experiences

Enjoy one of 3 unique tour experiences including a wine and cheese tour, desert cultural excursion, and a sparkling tour in the South Okanagan. Or, stick around town and participate in one of our interactive chef or cocktail demonstrations happening around Osoyoos. Coming Soon!

Devour! Osoyoos VIP All Access Package

Want to attend all the events? Bundle and save 5% off the individual ticket pricing. Each package includes one ticket to the Friday Night Launch Party at Black Hills, one ticket to the Chowder Smackdown, one ticket to the Gala Dinner, one ticket to the Champagne Brunch and Awards Ceremony, and one reserved spot on one of our Devour! Osoyoos signature wine tours.
(Tour information TBC, prices are $65 per person, including shuttle.)
You must be of legal drinking age to attend these events. 2 pieces of valid ID will be required.
You will need to check in at the Devour! Osoyoos Concierge Booth in the Watermark Beach Resort to receive your all event wristband before 6:00 pm on Friday May 5th.For Devour! Osoyoos Hotel Packages and Accommodation Listings, please visit