Savor the Flavors of Central Oregon at the Sunriver Resort Food & Wine Festival
Published on January 27, 2023
Indulge in a culinary journey all month long at the inaugural Sunriver Resort Food & Wine Festival, taking place February 1-28. Hosted at select dining venues at Sunriver Resort, including its signature restaurant, Lodge Kitchen, the festival aims to showcase the region’s rich farming and food heritage, as well as the unique culinary vision of Executive Chef Josh Hedrick.
Caldera Springs residents and guests are invited to participate in the wide range of celebrations and gatherings, including tasting events, cooking classes, live music and more. Regional vintners, farmers, local craft spirits, and beers from around Central Oregon and the Pacific Northwest will be featured throughout the festival.
One of the highlights of the festival is the Saturday Supper Club, held at Lodge Kitchen every Saturday in February from 5:00pm-8:30pm. The dinner includes a four-course menu with a special themed menu and wine list each week. The cost is $160 per couple, with an optional wine pairing for an additional cost of $59 per couple. Reservations are required and seating times are available from 5:00pm-8:30pm.
Sure to be popular is the Weekend Brunch & Bar with a View, held at Lodge Kitchen and Owl’s Nest every Saturday and Sunday in February from 7:00am-1:00pm (Lodge Kitchen) and 9:00am – 1:00pm (Owl’s Nest). Guests can enjoy brunch with sweeping views of the Great Meadow and the Cascade Range, along with a Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar. Reservations are not required and prices vary.
For those looking to learn a new culinary skill, Lodge Kitchen will be hosting Cooking Classes with the Chef on February 4, and February 25, from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Executive Chef Josh Hedrick will lead an immersive chocolate cooking demo featuring Kings Estate Winery. The 90-minute experience includes all ingredients, kitchen essentials, tools and hot chocolate or a glass of Kings Estate wine. The class is $40 per couple and capacity is limited to 12 people.
On Super Bowl Sunday, the Owl’s Nest will host a Super Bowl Watch, Dine & Drink Event from 9:00am to close. Guests can catch every moment of the game on the Owl’s Nest’s five HD TVs while simultaneously enjoying food and drink specials, including The Lodge Burger, Smoked Brisket Nachos and more. The event is free to watch with fun games and prizes and reservations are not required.
For Valentine’s Day, the Lodge Kitchen will be offering a 5-Course Prix Fixe Valentine’s Day Dinner & One Night Stay on Tuesday, February 14 from 5:00pm-8:30pm. The dinner will feature Chef Josh Hedrick’s most notable dishes, set to live music and beginning with a champagne toast. The five-course menu features fresh, flavorful, locally inspired cuisine. The dinner is $99 per person (or $189 per person including one night’s stay). Available February 14 only; reservations are required and accepted for dining between 5:00pm to 8:30pm.
For après-adventure gatherings, Owl’s Nest will be offering a Après Adventure Happy Hour Series every Sunday through Thursday in February from 4:00pm -6:00pm. This storied spot will be offering $2 off on all appetizers and well drinks. Reservations are not required. Prices vary.
Lastly, every Friday in February from 4:00pm-6:00pm, guests can gather in The Lodge for craft beer samplings from local breweries, including Cascade Lakes Brewing Company on February 3 and the award-winning Deschutes Brewery on February 10. More local breweries will be announced.