The Niagara Peninsula’s penchant for creating excellent wines and the growing popularity of those wines throughout the world has encouraged many of the area’s wineries to invest in excellent restaurants on-site that can serve both as a complement to their wines and as a way for guests to experience even more thoroughly the fecundity and richness of the region’s bounty, and Peller Estates’ award-winning restaurant, the Peller Estates Winery Restaurant, is one of the finest on-site dining experiences in all of Canada thanks to the remarkable work of Chef Jason Parsons and his inestimable team.
This summer the winery and restaurant are hosting a unique event that will get fans up close and personal with the kitchen and the wine pairing expertise that make dining at Peller Estates so exeptional. If you’re looking for a unique winery experience that will leave your palette as satisfied as your eyes, nose, and mind, plan a trip to Niagara that coincides with the Peller Estates Kitchen Table Dinner.
About Peller Estates Wine
Peller Estates Winery is one of the oldest wineries in the Niagara region. A family winery with roots that reach all the way back to 1927, Peller Estates Winery started with Andrew Peller, a Canadian immigrant from Hungary who longed to bring the love of premium wine he had grown accustomed to in Europe to his new home in Canada. After much winemaking effort without much reward in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, Andrew and his son, Joe, were finally able to buy a winemaking license and winery in Ontario in 1969. Today, Peller Estates Winery is run by Andrew’s grandson, John. From icewine and Riesling to excellent Chardonnays, Peller Estates has won international acclaim, including being named Best Canadian Winery of the Year at the London International Wine and Spirit Competition.
Chef Jason Parsons
While it’s true that the wine gets top billing at Peller Estates Winery, the restaurant is just as highly regarded due to the expertise of Jason Parsons. A regular guest on the popular television show, Cityline, Chef Jason Parsons has over 20 years of culinary experience at some of the finest restaurants in the world. Since coming to Peller Estates Winery Restaurant he has worked closely with Winemaker Katie Dickieson to create an ever-changing menu that draws its inspiration from Peller Estates wines for a dining experience that always pairs magically with the winery’s many excellent wines. The restaurant has won numerous accolades under Chef parsons’ guidance, including 3 starts in Toronto Life, the CAA 4-diamond rating, Le Clefs d’Or Golden Plate Award, and Zagat‘s highest rating of “Extraordinary.”
The Pellar Estates Kitchen Table Dinner
So what is the Pellar Estates Kitchen Table Dinner? Geared toward the “culinary voyeur,” this backstage pass gives the oenophile and foodie a front row, VIP seat to watch Chef Parson and his culinary team in action. Kitchen Table Dinner participants will begin their evening in the restaurant’s kitchen with canapés and a glass of Peller Estates’ award-winning sparkling wine, while a knowledgeable host from the culinary team unravels the mysteries of pairing excellent food with excellent wine. From there, the evening moves to a seven course, sit-down dinner made up of seasonal, locally sourced food that has been exquisitely paired with Peller Estates wines. The series will embark on June 6th and run through August 1st for a wine and food experience as intimate as any being offered in Niagara.