Elk Ridge Epicurean Weekend 2015

As I look back on events I’ve attended this year, the Elk Ridge Epicurean weekend stands out as one of the best Saskatchewan has to offer.  The food was thoughtfully prepared & artfully presented.

Wine was selected by professional sommelier, Vero, who has spent time working in vineyards in such areas as Provence.  As a matter of fact, as we conversed, we discovered both she and I had spent time at Chateau Roubine, one of the best producers of fine French Rose Provence has to offer.  It was wonderful to trade stories about our experiences in southern France.

But, as can be expected, the best part of the weekend was the wonderful people one can meet at a function where everyone shares the same love of food, wine, cocktails and good times.
Guests at Elk Ridge Epicurean Weekend 2015 Elk Ridge Reception 2015

Elk Ridge Resort Epicurean Weekend 2015

Elk Ridge

Elk Ridge Resort Gate

Elk Ridge Resort is nestled near Prince Albert National Park, an hour north of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. This marks my 1st visit to Elk Ridge, to attend their renowned Epicurean Weekend from April 10 – 12, 2015.
While Wine & Food was the draw, arriving at Elk Ridge Resort – quite simply – took my breath away! The bluest sky you’ll ever experience, with fresh northern air and acres of natural habitat, provides an immediate sense of relaxation.
Elk Ridge Resort is a 4-season resort offering golf on their 27-hole championship course through the summer and winter activities including dog sledding, booked through SunDog’s Sled Excursions, tobogganing, pond hockey, outdoor curling and snowshoe trails.

Elk Ridge Entrance

Entrance to Elk Ridge Resort in Waskesiu, Saskatchewan

Elk Ridge Resort has a grand entrance to match the spaciousness of the acres of land which surround it. Whatever you prefer in lodging, this resort has it covered.
There’s Lodge Rooms, Cabins, Townhouses and Cottages.
When you walk into Elk Ridge Resort, the main lobby abounds with cozy, rustic appointments.
Elk Ridge Fireplace Lobby betterElk Ridge Animal Terrace

The elevators are quick to deliver me to my one-bedroom Jacuzzi Suite which is spacious, complete with a large outside deck, fireplace in both the living room and bedroom, luxurious living room, efficient work-desk – with ample plug-ins & free Wi-Fi, and a perfectly appointed bath & shower.
Elk Ridge Fireplace RoomElk Ridge CouchElk Ridge Desk
In a word … FANTASTIC!

The 1st event for the Elk Ridge Epicurean Weekend is the Welcome Reception which features Gourmet Sliders made of Elk, Beef, Lamb & Chicken.
There’s also a Mixology Demonstration and Cocktail Construction Course. Fun for all!
Elk Ridge Friday