‘Merry’ Muskoka


Chef Michael Smith is inviting food fans to join him for a “Merry in Muskoka” weekend (Nov. 11-13) at Deerhurst Resort on Peninsula Lake near Huntsville, Ont.

The two-night holiday-inspired getaway will showcase dishes from Chef Michael’s newest cookbook, Real Food, Real Good and offer guests multiple opportunities to meet, mingle and learn from one of Canada’s best known chefs. From start to finish, guests can expect to be treated to the East Coast chef’s signature high-energy style, storytelling and creative culinary tips.

The weekend kicks off with a “Holiday Open House” reception on Friday evening, where guests can sample wine, craft beer and appetizers at a variety of food stations, including one hosted by Chef Michael himself. On Saturday, guests will enjoy a bountiful breakfast, browsing the onsite Holiday Marketplace for unique gifts, a cook-book signing session, and a “Let’s Talk Turkey” workshop.
The highlight of the weekend will be Saturday night’s “Merry in Muskoka” event where Chef Michael will lead the room in a fun-filled, interactive dinner party where everyone gets to join in the festivities.

“This will be Chef Michael Smith’s fifth event at Deerhurst, and his style is a natural fit with the relaxed atmosphere of Muskoka,” said Jesse Hamilton, Deerhurst Resort’s general manager. “His easy going hospitality, humour and down-home yet upscale food make him a guest favourite year after year.”

“Merry in Muskoka” packages start from $399 per person, based on double occupancy, and include two night’s accommodation, Friday evening reception, Saturday breakfast, turkey workshop, cookbook signing session (books not included) and Saturday interactive dinner. A nightly resort fee and taxes are extra.