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Christmas In November

Newsletter | November 11, 2015 | Nik Manojlovich
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I’m writing this post sitting next to a roaring fire in the beautiful lobby of Fairmont’s Jasper Park Lodge. Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Jasper Park Lodge is the scene of the 27th annual CHRISTMAS IN NOVEMBER, an event that brings together Canada’s top chefs and beverage and decor experts to offer recipes, tips and innovative ideas on how to make this the best holiday season ever.

This year’s list of incredible presenters include Order of Canada recipient Elizabeth Baird, Per La Famiglia cookbook author Emily Richards, and Anna Olson, the host of the hit television series Bake! Anna’s husband Michael Olson, a professor at Niagara’s Culinary Institute, is also “in the lodge”, as are Christine Cushing, Roger Mooking, Chef Massimo Capra, and many more. The event also features local talent – Connie DeSousa and John Jackson of CHARCUT Roast House fame, and the ever-sweet Giselle Courteau from The Duchess Bakeshop. We’re also joined by design and decor experts Karl Lohnes and Cory Christopher who share ideas about creating the ultimate festive look. All-in-all an impressive team!

I’m attending the event as both the host and as a presenter. I’m going to be sharing ideas on how to prepare three of my favourite Weekend at the Cottage recipes: Turkey Pot Pie, Spiced Pear Salad and… wait for it… Individual Baked Alaskas!!! I’ll be posting these recipes shortly for everyone to enjoy!

For now, take a look at the above slideshow, using the arrows to advance the photos. I’m hoping it gives you a sense of this truly amazing event!

Happy holidays from all of us at CHRISTMAS IN NOVEMBER!

Listen on MUSIC

Listening to great music is an important part of every Weekend at the Cottage! I listened to 100 Christmas Classics – Steven Anderson while writing this post. There’s no better way of getting in the holiday spirit than to listen to seasonal favourites. Visit iTunes to download this holiday album to your collection.


Nik Manojlovich

Nik is the creator, host and brains behind Weekend at the Cottage. He loves sharing his wisdom and experience about the things that interest him most.



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