Written By Guest Writer Destinations / Elsewhere / Events / Places May 31, 2016 Feastival is coming on June 17 & 18 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest“FEASTIVAL” is Nanaimo’s second annual festival celebrating the Island’s culinary culture. This year, the mid-Island’s food and beverage festival takes place over two days on June 17 & 18 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre.Friday, June 17 from 6 – 9:30 pm we’ll introduce an addition to the original Feastival concept called “SIPS” – an evening of sipping and sampling local craft brews, ciders, wines, and spirits! Meet some of the finest Vancouver Island and lower mainland craft producers and enjoy offerings from food trucks we’ll have outside the event. SIPS also features a home brewing event called ‘Brewed Right Here’ where brewers will compete to have their recipes bottled by a local craft brewer.On Saturday, June 18 from 10 am to 4 pm, Feastival visitors will rediscover last year’s favourite attractions like our Celebrity Chef Stage, this year welcoming Chefs Karen Barnaby, Vancouver Sun columnist and past Executive Chef of the Fish House in Stanley Park; Daniel Caron & Tammy Deline of 2 Chef’s Affair and the Modern Café; Laura Gosnell of Coast Fresh Salmon; and ‘Honey’ cookbook author Angelo Prosperi-Porta.Family Cooking Lessons are hosted by FoodShare once again and presented by Paradise Island Cheese. This year participants of all ages can learn how to make quinoa wheat barley salad with cheese – and delicious smoothies to wash it down with. A Seafood Chowder Cookoff between The Bold Knight and Sea Salt Catering includes unlimited taste tests of the two chowders so you and your family can help pick the People’s Choice this year.Visit local restaurants’ and food producers’ booths, such as Trees Yogurt, New York Style Pizza and Daksha Gourmet Spices for samples of their specialties. The Feastival trade show presents products and services designed to make your at-home and dine-out experiences better so indulge yourself on all of these samples and tastes too.The Saturday daytime “SIPS” section features tastings of Island wines, craft brews and spirits. Discover some interesting local producers to possibly change the bevvies on your ‘favourites’ list. And, out on Gordon Street, Feastival features the return of the food trucks with their diverse fare and selection of street eats.Don’t miss Feastival this year. Get a taste of the Island’s culinary culture in all its delicious forms. Tickets and more information available at www.feastival.ca. SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Destinations March 16, 2017 Tofino – Ucluelet March Food Buzz Welcome to spring from the west coast. This time of year means the return of migrating whales past our shores, and the event that welcomes them – ... Read More Destinations November 1, 2016 Vancouver Buzz – November | December 2016 Air Canada’s Enroute Magazine has put out it’s list of restaurants that are in the running for Top 10 Canada’s Best New ... Read More Destinations November 1, 2016 Up Island Buzz – November | December 2016 “We all eat, it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly.” said Anna Thomas famously. Heading into this holiday season, there ... Read More Destinations November 1, 2016 The Tofino Buzz – November |December As the temperatures drop on the west coast we start thinking about off-season indoor events. One of my favourites – and one of the most enduring ... Read More Destinations / Events October 22, 2016 Linnaea Farm Launches Dinner Club & 2017 Programs Cortes Island’s venerable Linnaea Farm is staging a series of dinners this winter featuring organic ingredients from the farm, guest speakers ... Read More Destinations / Victoria September 8, 2016 Catch The Last Summer Rays and Have a Picnic: Where to go & What to bring Maybe you think of picnics as an unpacked basket, a cloth on the ground, laden with culinary delights, and a scenic and sunny view all around you. ... Read More Comments are closed.