Bernie’s Supper Club & Cinema’s

Culinary showcase at Amuse Saturday, March 4th 2023

Amuse Kelowna may appear to be just a social event for self-proclaimed foodies… but it is so much more! This annual event is a culinary stage for the Okanagan’s best chefs, mixologists, winemakers, and brewers, while simultaneously an evening of entertainment and indulgence for lovers of fine food and drink. Not only is it a fun evening out, but you can feel good knowing this event gives back to the community. The event organizers support the Okanagan Chefs Association, a not-for-profit society that supports and mentors junior chefs, and provides bursaries for culinary education.

Saturday evening, The KF Centre for Excellence conference facility was transformed to showcase 60 businesses and welcomed 500 guests to freely mingle and sample throughout. During the evening, the Okanagan’s best chefs competed for ‘Best Bite’, ‘Best Sip’, and ‘Best Pairing’, decided by both the people in attendance and by a panel of judges.

Our culinary showcase was a Berkshire Pork Dumpling, an ode to one of our best selling dishes, and what a glimpse of what guests can expect when they visit Bernie’s. With bold flavours, balanced textures…and a long list of components, this dish was undeniably true to Chef Best’s style of cooking. 

Often with pork dishes you might reach for a Pale Ale, but given the bigger and bolder flavours of this bite, we wanted something that could stand up to them. We paired this dish with BNA Brewing’s Animal NEIPA as the hop character is enough to cut through the rich meat, and the orange citrus notes of mosaic hops play nicely with yuzu mayo and fresh green apple on the dish.

Although our dumplings didn’t take home the grand prize… if there were a contest for most-ordered menu item at Bernie’s, the Wagyu Dumplings would certainly win! We invite you to come by and decide for yourself. 

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We look forward to seeing you soon at Bernie’s Supper Club & Cinema for an experience you won’t forget.