Culinary Creations at Wing Creek Resort

It's no secret at Wing Creek that we are food and wine snobs ...ahem...connoisseurs. Our plans to add an outdoor kitchen and several rows of wine grapes is utterly self-serving. With that said I thought it was high time that I started sharing some of my knowledge and, more importantly, that of some of my friends' from the culinary world. Throughout my years in University, I worked in the restaurant industry and gained special appreciation for quality meals and exceptional wine. Here is a recipe and corresponding wine pairing that will send you straight to heaven:

Beef Tenderloin in a Chimichurri Sauce

Marinade Beef Tenderloin for 2-4 hours:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup minced yellow onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp dried thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Approx. 1-1/2lbs. beef tenderloin

Best to BBQ on medium-high heat until desired doneness

Chimichurri Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup finely diced shallot
  • 1/4 cup minced elephant garlic (don't worry it's not as strong as it looks)
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1/4 tsp hot pepper flakes
    1 bay leaf

Add indredients and reduce for approximately 15-20 minutes on low heat

Wine Pairing:

Most people will tell you that you can't pair white wine with red meat, but I know many wine drinkers who simply do not enjoy red wine.

So with this meal I would suggest:
Red: Portfolio - Laughing Stock Winery
White: Muscat Ottonel - Hillside Estates

Best enjoyed with a stunning view of Kootenay Lake -- bon appetit!