Wine, Women and Canvas Weekend 2017

A Spring Girls’ Getaway

Each spring, Elmhirst’s Resort welcomes groups of women for a fun girl’s getaway weekend that has become one of our most popular events of the year. This year, our special girl’s weekend took place on the weekend of April 21-23 and featured great food and wine, a spa credit and featured an oil-on-canvas painting experience with artist Paul Teleki.

The weekend schedule had a bit of everything – Breakfast and Dinner on Saturday, time for spa appointments, wine tasting, a painting class and Sunday Brunch.

Painting class on Saturday afternoon was a fun and informative session with artist Paul Teleki. Partner to the Land, Paul delivered expert painting instruction in the path of the Canadian masters, the Group of Seven. Each participant created a unique canvas. This session celebrated the eastern white pine – a sacred plant that helps to feed and heal, as well as lay the foundation for a truly Canadian aesthetic.

Rachel Diltz of Lifford Wines who brought a selection of wines to taste from Redstone Wines, Bachelder Wines, and Tawse Winery also joined us for the weekend and collaborated with our team to create the wine pairings for our feature meal.

Dinner on Saturday night was a feast of flavours and wine pairings. The meal started with an avocado, Crosswind Farm goat cheese paneer, and lobster ravioli paired with Spark – a sparkling wine from Tawse Winery. A refreshing ricotta quenelle with arugula, basil pesto and red pepper puree was perfectly paired with the Niagara Chardonnay from Bachelder winery. A beautiful tortilla filled with mango and #ElmhirstsOwn Pekin duck paired with the 2015 Tawse Rose was delicious.

As the main course arrived, our guests were impressed with the perfect #ElmhirstsOwn Ponzu flank steak on Asian slaw with the 2011 Syrah from Redstone Wines. The meal was capped off with a honey lavender ice cream served with a coffee reduction in a honey piselle bowl.

Thank you to all of our weekend participants – We can’t wait to do it again next year!

Paul Teleki wine women canvas class
Painting with Artist Paul Teleki

click to see: Painting Class with Paul Teleki

wine women canvas wines
Featured wines from Tawse, Bachelder and Redstone Wines
Sarah Brennan and Rachel Diltz
Sarah and Rachel

click to see: Amuse Bouche

Ricotta Quenelle with arugula, basil pesto and red pepper puree
Ricotta Quenelle with arugula, basil pesto and red pepper puree

click to see: Elmhirst’s Own Ponzu Steak

The Wine, Women and Canvas package included:

  • Two night’s accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner Saturday
  • Sunday Brunch
  • Spa credit
  • Painting experience