Creative pairings of music with food & wine: Eat, drink and hear music! Join Westben on Saturdays throughout the summer season to explore innovative pairings of food & drink specially prepared in connection with the concerts. Meet and mingle with an eclectic array of sommeliers, chefs, musicians and other visitors all coming together to create uniquely intriguing musical stories, Westben-style. Always a new experience! (Reservations required at least 1 week in advance. Please check times as schedules differ).
June 30: Table Feast before Tafelmusik Table Feast: Wine tasting, lunch & meet the artists 11:30 am to 1:15 pm. What wines go best with Bach? Sommelier Christopher Waters, editor of VINES, has a few suggestions! Join him for a special pre-concert wine-tasting, then choose your favourite and stay on for a delicious lunch prepared by Chef Tina Moorey from On The Side Gourmet. BUY TICKETS NOW.
July 7: Dine with the Don after Don Giovanni. 6:00 pm following the performance. Join the Don himself (Alexander Dobson) and other members of the cast for a delicious four course gourmet supper with wine tasting at Elmhirst’s Resort in Keene. Meet the Don, Chef Jay Nutt from Elmhirst’s and Sommelier Brian Hanna from County Winery, Huff Estates as they introduce food and wines fit for “the Don”! BUY TICKETS NOW.
July 14: Blending Grapes, Blending Voices before Vancouver Chamber Choir – wine tasting, lunch & meet the artists 1:30 am to 1:15 pm. In perfect harmony with the 20 voices of the Vancouver Chamber Choir, sample favourite blends of BC wines with Mark Taylor, Vice President of the Canadian Alliance of Professional Sommeliers, BC, along with delicious cuisine by Chef Ron Csenar from I Am Custom Catering. BUY TICKETS NOW
July 21: SOLD OUT Taste o’ Scotland before Taste ‘o Scotland: Scotch tasting, lunch & meet the artists. 12 noon to 1:30 pm. Scotch Tasting & Lunch & Meet the Artists. Local scotch expert Gord Reid describes (and shares) a few of his favourite drams (12 noon). Lunch to follow (12:30-1:15) courtesy of Chef Ravi Anandappa of Antonia’s Bistro. BUY TICKETS NOW
July 28: French Connections before Danel String Quartet & Marc-André Hamelin – Wine tasting, chocolate (chacutiere) & meet the artists. 12 noon to 1 pm. Explore the French Connection as we pair French wines (chosen by LCBO Product Consultant, Jennifer Bennett,) with delicious dark Belgian chocolate created by chocolate maker, Claude Hardenne from Harden & Huyse Chocolates. BUY TICKETS NOW
August 4: Blues & Browns before Michael Kaeshammer Blues & Browns – beer tasting, sliders & meet the artist. 12 noon to 1:15 pm. What goes best with boogie-woogie blues? Browns of course! Join John Graham, owner and founder of Church-Key Brewing Company as he presents a selection sliders and beer tastings from his award-winning stock. See how three decades as a brewer, entrepreneur and beer enthusiast can convince anyone that craft beer can be the perfect. BUY TICKETS NOW