Victoria’s The Courtney Room will host three wine dinners, celebrating the best of boutique British Columbia wines, with delicious menus from chefs de cuisine Chris Klassen and Brian Tesolin.
The first winemaker dinner, taking place on March 17th, 2019 will feature an exceptional selection of wine from Sea Star Vineyards ($120 per person), crafted from grapes grown organically in ocean-side vineyards on Pender Island and Saturna Island. The six-course menu includes: Dungeness crab with koji and mushroom custard, paired with the winery’s
Siegerrebe; squab with rhubarb, Du Puy lentil and guanciale, with Blanc de Noir; and apple tarte tatin with Sea Star’s dessert wine Prose (Riesling with a touch of local apple). Both Sea Star’s winemaker, Ian Baker and owner David Goudge, will be attending to share their knowledge and passion with guests.
The dinner series continues on June 2 with the Cowichan Valley’s Unsworth Vineyards and concludes on June 16 with Kelowna’s Kitsch Wines. Visit www.thecourtneyroom.com for more details on menus and pairings, which will be announced shortly.
“Our team has long admired these three exceptional wineries and are proud to feature each on our restaurant wine list, which received a Silver award at the Vancouver International Wine Festival last week,” says Anna Romeyn, wine program director at The Courtney Room. “Our chef team has worked carefully to create menus that draw from the unique characteristics of each wine, pairing them with the best ingredients and flavours from Vancouver Island to ensure a perfect match.”
The Courtney Room is also offering family-style dinners every Sunday evening for $35 per person. Enjoy four shareable courses with family and friends in a relaxed long table setting.
Reservations are highly recommended, as the events will sell out quickly. To book your place call 250.940.4090.
About The Courtney Room
Old world meets new at The Courtney Room, Victoria’s newest dining destination, voted #10 in the 2018 Canada’s Best New Restaurant Awards. An extension of The Magnolia Hotel & Spa’s award-winning boutique hotel experience, The Courtney Room is a modern dining space where locals and visitors alike can enjoy genuine hospitality and a menu that honours both land and sea, showcasing Vancouver Island ingredients with classic French cooking techniques. Gather at the bar for fresh-shucked oysters, unwind with friends over sharing plates in the lower brasserie, or savour an elevated experience in the upstairs dining room with impeccably prepared local seafood, steak and fine wine. www.thecourtneyroom.com