A Perfect Blend: Local cuisine, boutique wines and cultural performances will take centre stage at Sun Peaks Resort during the fourth annual Wine and Culture Festival July 15-17. For full event schedule, ticket information or to book accommodations, call 1-800-807-3257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Culinary Evolution: Massimo Bottura, named "Best Chef in the World" by the International Academy of Gastronomy, will visit Cibo Trattoria restaurant on Saturday, July 16 and present a six-course Modena dinner with matching wines. Tickets are $500 and can be purchased by calling David Fert at 604-602-9570 or emailing email@example.com. Cibo Trattoria is located at 900 Seymour St., Vancouver.
Taste -- Victoria's Festival of Food and Wine: A festival of B.C.'s flavours will run July 21 to 24. Focusing on Vancouver Island cuisine and British Columbia wines, the festival is supported by local winemakers, chefs, artisan producers, farmers and fishers. Special events taking place July 21-24 include a wine and seafood extravaganza, a tea tasting, pig roast, three-course brunch, wine seminar and a "zero mile diet" dinner paired with Mission Hill wines. Complete schedule and tickets: www.victoriataste.com.
Say Cheese Rolling: The Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival will be held in Whistler on July 23 beginning at noon with an afternoon of cheese rolling races and other activities for the whole family. A large wheel of cheese will be rolled down a hill and daring participants chase after it. The first contestant to make it down the hill wins the giant wheel of Canadian cheese and a Whistler season's ski pass for two. Registration will take place on site. Whistler Village will be promoting the festival with animation, restaurant activities and more a few days before the event. Info: www.canadiancheeserolling.ca.