On August 2nd at Covert Farms Organic Winery and Farm, Chef Derek Uhlemann hosted one of their annual Farm Field Dinner Series events, The Piggy's BBQ Tribute Dinner. "Piggy's?" you say? This was Derek and Sunnie Uhlemann's beachside restaurant on Penticton famous Lakeshore Drive strip where they cooked up good old soul food- that is, classic BBQ meats, salads, slaws, buttermilk everything, biscuits and all the trimmings you want to see on your summer bbq plate beside your succulent BBQ.
Due to real estate changes the Uhlemann's had to shut her down… and now Derek is General Manager at Covert Farms Organic Winery. It's a property built for fun and family set amidst the organic farm. Derek is responsible for the wine shop which has an extensive selection of local "farm-to-table" products, among the countless other tasks of keeping an organic winery running smoothly.
The dinner was an easy $25 for all the food you can eat - it's all that and glass of organic wine. Derek and Sunnie's primary intention at Piggy's Tribute Dinner is to serve up some GOOD HONEST FOOD, and we think its better than a good honest price for a priceless experience in the Okanagan. See you next year!
Enjoy the photo story below:
A good sign, Piggy's BBQ Sandwich Board is out for the eve!
Any good BBQ starts with great wings
Good honest farm fun
great to see local friends Jeannette Montgomery of The Third Glass and Tracey Reis of BCWI
The seemingly endless spread of GOOD HONEST FOOD
Sunnie and Derek's daughter is a natural born server :D
born and raised Okanagan girl Andrea Agur happy with plates piled high
old and new friends share communal tables
local fashionista Marissa Fox
Part time local Chris Guillemet, avid cyclist and owner partner of Velofix Mobile Bike Pro Shop
The kids are free to play, and the parents are free to enjoy in this idyllic atmosphere
Derek shares a few beautiful sentiments about Piggy's and gives thanks to the crowd for sharing.
Thank you Derek and Sunnie!
Tarynn Liv Parker, Editor