Infusions Restaurant Wine Festival

Infusions Restaurant provides an excellent teaching and training facility for culinary students and future chefs in the Culinary Arts program at Okanagan College from World Class Chefs, and at the same time offering their restaurant guests a chance to experience fine gourmet dining at very reasonable prices.

Infusions Restaurant is a learning restaurant and kitchen environment that shows and instructs culinary arts students the standards that they can expect in the culinary industry when they graduate from Okanagan College.

The restaurant menu changes each and every week of the month at Infusions which runs from September till June to ensure a good variety of seasonal food choices, and a constant source of fresh quality foods that are available in Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley. Dining guests at Infusions can expect a new gourmet dining experience each time they arrive at Okanagan College's Infusions restaurant.

Infusions Restaurant showcases the local wine industry which is located in the heart of Okanagan wine country. Kelowna and the entire Okanagan Valley is becoming known all over the world for its many wonderful wineries. World class magazines are calling the Kelowna area "The Toscanini of Canada". The basis of this initiative coincides with Okanagan College's culinary arts educational mission allowing them to further expose their students and dining guests to the truly exciting Okanagan wine industry.

Infusions Restaurant is a comfortable dining setting, as well as a culinary experience, and Infusions guests will have the opportunity to enjoy dynamic vintages being produced in the Okanagan Valley from 100% British Columbia fruit. The restaurant is committed to Okanagan products, and encourages their students and dining guests to discover and promote Okanagan Valley wines.

Infusions Restaurant Wine Fest at Okanagan College was a "SUCCESS", and was sold out (80 dining guests) the moment the date was announced. The "Five Course" Gourmet meal highlighted some of Okanagan's finest wineries in the valley, and the special talents of the new, up and coming future chefs of your favorite restaurants, cruise ships, hotels, golf and ski resorts, all directed and instructed by World Class Chefs.

The Okanagan College Culinary Arts Infusions Wine Festival Five Course Gourmet Dinner included:

1st Course, Gehringer Brothers Ehrnfelser 2007, Frisee Salad with Curry Spiced Sea Scallops, masala roast squash & crispy onions.
2nd Course, Calona Vineyards Un-Oaked Chardonnay 2006, House Smoked Chicken Ravioli with a lemon-olive emulsion & grated hazelnuts.
3rd Course, Sumac Ridges Stellars Jay Sparkling - Verjus Sorbet.
4th Course, Inniskillin Okanagan Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Duo of Alberta Angus Beef grilled tenderloin & braised short rib crepinette with a shiraz & thyme reduction.
5th Course, Quail's Gate TBA Optima 2006, Harvest Apple & Pear Tasting, gratin of Optima poached pear with Okanagan Spirits Canados ice cream on a toasted walnut phyllo nest.

The Five Course Gourmet Dinner had the finest choice of meat, poultry, fresh vegetables and fruit, and of course the best of wines from wineries in the Okanagan Valley that are well known around the world. Infusions excellent selection of fresh food, friendly helpful staff and future chefs left dining guests with a wonderful atmosphere and a gourmet dining experience.

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