The 10th annual fundraiser, Colour Your Palate, is happening in Victoria on Tuesday April 11, 2017 at the Victoria Conference Centre.
What’s new this year?
Since 2007, Colour Your Palate has raised funds for the artsREACH program through a culinary competition and silent auction. Naturally, it made sense to add wine to an event focused on food, so when an opportunity with the Naramata Bench Wineries Association (NBWA) was offered, they couldn’t say no!
As the exclusive wine provider, the NBWA will showcase 18 of its wineries, straight from the Bench. Interspersed amongst the chefs, these wineries will provide and pour promotional wine for tasting throughout the event and donate wine packages to the silent auction.
The secret ingredient is … yellow?
Victoria’s version of the Iron Chef with a twist is the annual signature fundraising event for the artsREACH program. The event pits 12 local chefs against each other to create a colour-inspired canapé, using a randomly drawn colour. Colours in previous draws include: yellow, red, purple, orange, and green.
With their colour drawn one month before the event, chefs select their ingredients, experiment and perfect their canapé before the competition.
At the event, professional judges blind-taste and vote for winners in three categories: “Best Tasting Savoury Creation,” “Best Tasting Sweet Creation,” and “Most Colourful Creation.” Guests visit each chef’s station and sample each canapé. This year guests will also be invited to taste wines presented by up to 21 wineries from the Naramata Bench Wineries Association.
Guests vote for their favourite canapé as part of the “People’s Choice” award, bid in the Silent Auction and can win a fabulous door prize!
Tickets are $95 each and available for purchase here.
Here is list of Naramata Bench Wineries that will be featured at this event:
- Bench 1775 Winery
- Deep Roots Winery
- Elephant Island Winery
- Hillside Winery
- Kettle Valley Winery
- La Frenz Winery
- Lake Breeze Vineyards
- Lang Vineyards
- Misconduct Wine Co.
- Monster Vineyards
- Moraine Estate Winery
- Perseus Winery
- Poplar Grove Winery
- Red Rooster Winery
- Terravista Vineyards
- Therapy Vineyards
- Tightrope Winery
- Upper Bench Estate Winery