The 17th annual Cornucopia food and wine festival returns to Whistler, British Columbia, from Nov. 7 to 17. The event is one of the biggest food festivals in the area, focusing on the bounty of local restaurants, vineyards, and breweries. Due to past years success, this year’s Cornucopia food-event has been extended to last 11 days. New for the year of 2013 is also the incorporation of a health and wellness aspect, titled "Nourish," including a series of seminars on First Nations traditional healing, cuisine, yoga, and other health-related topics, according to a press release. In addition to the new Nourish series, this year’s Cornucopia moves beyond wine, with expanded offerings to include craft beer, cocktail and spirits seminars, and tastings.
Culinary events — dinners, lunches, brunches, cooking demonstrations, wine seminars, parties, and more — will also be part of the varied daily program during the festival week. Highlights include the signature CRUSH Gala Grand Tasting events, a House Party featuring the Best of B.C., the Top 25 Celebratory Reception, and the Cornucopia Night Market. Much of the events are also still focused around wine, making the festival a top destination for wine enthusiasts. A variety of wine seminars, tastings, and dinner pairings are offered on a daily basis during the 11-day festival.
For more information and a full schedule of events, check out the festival homepage.