The School of Cool comes to Unapologetic Foods

Thursday, September 21st, 2023


Blessed with outstanding soils, an abundance of sunlight during the growing season and a cool climate that lends itself to growing wines with incredible freshness and depth of flavour, Ontario Canada produces some of the most exciting and unique wines in the world from Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Gamay and many other grape varieties and styles. While small by global standards, Ontario is Canada’s largest wine growing region and, surprising to many, located at the same latitude as Tuscany and Oregon. The result is low production wines with low to moderate alcohol, depth of flavour and immense drinkability and food versatility. What better way to showcase these wines than paired with the outstanding cuisine of James Beard Award-winning chef Chintan Pandya at Masalawala in Brooklyn, named one of 2023’s best new restaurants in the world by Condé Nast Traveler.  This will be an exclusive opportunity for New Yorkers to discover what makes the wines of Ontario so special and also to experience the regionality of Indian cuisine and dispel, once and for all, the myth that you cannot pair wine with Indian food.

Two different events will showcase the wines and the food. Presented in collaboration with Unapologetic Foods and VQA Wines of Ontario/Wine Country Ontario.


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Wine Dinner Pairing Regional Indian dishes with Ontario VQA Wines at Masalawala

Thursday, September 21st, 2023


Seated dinner showcasing regional Indian cuisine paired with a selection of Ontario VQA wines exhibiting the quality and diversity of Ontario’s wine industry. Chef Chintan Pandya will speak on the dishes and the regionality of India’s diverse culinary landscape and the wines will be presented by Quench Magazine editor-in-chief Gurvinder Bhatia and VQA Wines of Ontario’s Magdalena Kaiser.

$185 USD per person (includes taxes and gratuities)

Tasting Reception with Ontario VQA Wine & Food Sampling Stations at Masalawala

Thursday, September 21st, 2023


Reception style event with passed Indian street snacks, food sampling stations and Ontario VQA wine sampling stations along with great music. Meet and speak with Chef Chintan Pandya, Ontario winery representatives and Quench Magazine editor-in-chief Gurvinder Bhatia.

$95 USD per person (includes taxes and gratuities)

Tickets for both the Ontario VQA Wine Dinner & Tasting Reception at Masalawala

Thursday, September 21st, 2023

5pm – 11pm

$270 USD per person (includes all taxes and gratuities)

Masalawala & Sons

365 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY


Space is limited. Must be 21 years or older to purchase. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No refunds, returns or exchanges.

Menu substitutions may not be possible. If you have food allergies or strict dietary restrictions, please contact prior to purchasing tickets and we will advise if accommodations are possible.

Please enjoy responsibly.  Please do not drink and drive.