One of our favourite winemakers, Andreas Bender from the Mosel, is in town for a series of tastings and dinners August 25-30.
Meet Andreas at Color de Vino (9606 82 Avenue, http://www.colordevino.ca/) between 2pm -5:30pm on Friday afternoon. He’ll be pouring some of his luscious Mosel Rieslings, his Pfalz Pinot Noir and we hope the bubble.
Joining Andreas at a patio party that night is Jürgen Wagner from the Catalan wine producer Cellier des Capçanes (Montsant, near Tarragona); food by Kitchen by Brad. There may
still be a few tickets: Tickets: $100, http://kitchenbybrad.ca/wordpress/blog/
Thursday night Jürgen Wagner will be at a tasting at the Wine Gallery, 10930 119 Street. Tickets, $20. www.winegalleryedmonton.ca.
On Sunday, August 28, 2 pm until 5 pm – Andreas and Jürgen will be at Privada, 21 Perron Street, St. Albert, 780-569-5479). Enjoy eight wines with six courses with food by Privada’s excellent chef Tony Krause. Tickets, $85, http://shoutout.wix.com/so/6LQK2tmB#/main
cafe linnea now open
Love breakfast and brunch? Get yourself down to the new Cafe Linnea (10932 119 Street, 780-758-1160). The cured arctic char and blini are sublime and high tea (reso only) is offered on Sundays. The 60-seat café is part of the bigger Duchess footprint (a teaching kitchen, proper office space and an expanded Provisions) in Holland Plaza, home to the Local Omnivore and the Wine Gallery.
night on the terrace
Celebrate 101 years of the Harvest Room at the Night on the Terrace, Monday, August 29. This will be historic! Magnificent views and food, enjoy a six-course long table dinner on the Harvest Room’s patio overlooking the river valley. The evening starts at 6pm with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner at 6:30. Tickets: $101, call 780 777-9818.