Codfathers offers up Ted’s Trout Farm smoked trout fillets on pumpernickel
The annual summer Okanagan Feast of Fields wowed hundreds at Claremont Ranch Organics, a historic, eight-acre farm in Lake Country. Surrounded by Claremont’s abundant orchards, the gastronomic journey featured a bevy of tents with 60 exhibitors offering tasty creations from top Okanagan restaurants and food artisans, including bakeries and a fishmonger paired with samplings from wineries as well as a distillery, a cidery and a meadery.
As a fundraiser for FarmFolk CityFolk, the feast showcases partnerships between Okanagan-based local farmers and chefs, and sustainable, community-based food systems.
At tent #9, in Claremont Ranch’s 80-year-old pear orchard, Nk’Mip Patio chef Liam McNaulty served Harkers Organics Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta along with Riesling from Nk’Mip Cellars. Meanwhile tent #7 showed off snack-sized portions of Okanagan’s finest smoked brisket with warm, duck-bacon potato salad and corn bread prepared by Jeremy Luypen of Terrafina Restaurant. It was paired with Hester Creek’s Character white and red wines.
The duo at tent #5 included Rod Butters of RaudZ Regional Table and Waterfront Restaurant’s Mark Filatow. Butters offered up glazed Sterling Springs’ chicken with dried apricot and hazelnut crust with an Infused apricot cocktail from Meadow Vista Honey Wines, while Filatow showed off Poplar Grove Tiger Blue-stuffed apricots from Claremont Ranch Organics with Pinot Gris from Nichol Vineyards.