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Summer Food and Wine Festival to showcase top Canadian culinary talent

The Hawksworth outdoor longtable dinner will be held on the Snowbird Lodge patio at Silver Star Mountain Resort.
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August 02, 2015 - 4:00 PM

SILVER STAR - Chef David Hawksworth from Hawksworth Restaurant, four-time winner of Vancouver Magazine’s “Best Upscale Restaurant,” – is returning to the Silver Star Summer Food and Wine Festival to prepare a five-course outdoor longtable dinner on Friday, August 7.

Chef Hawksworth and his team are travelling especially to the Okanagan to prepare their contemporary Canadian cuisine on the resort’s Snowbird Lodge patio overlooking expansive views of the Monashee Mountains. Bryant Mao, Hawksworth Restaurant Wine Director and Vancouver Magazines’ 2015 “Sommelier of the Year” will select the evening’s wines paired perfectly for each course.

"My team and I are thrilled to once again partner with Silver Star,” says Chef Hawksworth. “We are looking forward to creating a celebrated summer dinner experience under the setting sun with Okanagan culinary enthusiasts.”

B.C. native, Chef Hawksworth developed his skills during a decade spent in European Michelin-starred kitchens. Since returning to the Canadian culinary scene, he has become renowned for his skill in using local ingredients to create award winning contemporary cuisine.

The youngest chef ever inducted into the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame, Hawksworth is deeply committed to the career development of emerging culinary talent. Each year, the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Foundation awards $10,000 and an international stage to boost the career of a rising Canadian professional chef.

The Hawksworth dinner is the opening event of the weekend-long Summer Food and Wine Festival, Other events include a wine and cheese pairing seminar, wine masters’ dinners at The Silver Grill and 1609 Restaurant and Lounge, and Mile High Wine and Music, an Okanagan Wine Festivals Society signature event on Saturday, August 8.

Event: Hawksworth Dinner
Date: Friday, August 7
Time:  6:30 p.m. welcome reception, dinner at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Snowbird Lodge Patio at Silver Star Mountain Resort

More information and tickets are available online at

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