Written By Guest Writer Events / Places / Restaurants Jan 2, 2017 Tofino Buzz: January | February 2017 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestJanuary and February are quieter times to visit the west coast, but you will often be treated to a solid winter storm complete with power outage. The businesses who are still able to offer dining options are quite popular during these events, so much so that they have been listed on the Tourism Tofino website under No Power No Problem (website). It’s great information to have if you’re visiting at this time of year!Adam Buskard’s long-running Tofitian Café in the Beaches parking lot (at 1180 Pacific Rim Hwy) has been undergoing a revamp in the past few months. After taking over the adjacent space, Buskard has been busy updating the interior and tweaking the concept of this popular java spot. Lounge seating has been added in the old portion of the café and counter and retail space has been moved and expanded for a fresh new look that maintains the old vintage details.Jenn Bauer has made the move to the Tofitian team from the pastry department at SoBo. Bauer, who has over 20 years of kitchen experience, has implemented a new made-from-scratch line of sweet and savoury goods for the new space. The signature items include a savoury ham and brie scone with red pepper jelly, sausage rolls with Pete’s Mountain Meats custom blend, coconut cinnamon buns, and dark chocolate candied ginger cookies. Bauer’s sausage rolls are quickly becoming a local obsession (or maybe just a personal one..). Fernwood espresso, drip coffee and cold brew round out the new menu at the Tofitian. For more information check out the Tofitian on Facebook or drop by during your next visit.There are other expansions happening in the neighbourhood as well. Chocolate Tofino has taken over additional space next to the Tofitian, expanding their retail and ice cream counter into a unit previously occupied by Pina Styles (now located on Campbell St. downtown). This much-needed expansion will allow more devotees to get their fix; the owners Kim and Cam often had to provide umbrellas to patrons who lined up outside! The renovated space was scheduled to open after our press deadline, but we’re looking forward to seeing it (and reuniting with their Hot Chocolate Elixir). See www.chocolatetofino.com for additional information.For the second year in a row Tourism Tofino is hosting the Tofino Wedding Fair on January 28th (location TBA). This event provides an opportunity to experience what Tofino has to offer for weddings, including dining options. For more information, please visit www.tourismtofino.com.If you’re planning a trip to Tofino in the near future, please be advised that some restauranteurs take some much needed time off during the winter months. The crew at SoBo will be off until just before Valentine’s Day (website), and the Pointe Restaurant and Driftwood Café at the Wickaninnish Inn will be closed from January 2nd and February 3rd (website).– Jen Dart 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 Causes / Events March 28, 2017 10 Questions for Food Activist Arlene Stein Arlene Stein is a Canadian food activist and the executive director and founder of Canada’s largest food symposium, Terroir, which takes place ... Read More Culture / Events March 27, 2017 Celebrating Canadian Gastronomy at Terroir, May 29, 2017 This year marks the 10th annual Terroir Symposium in Toronto, described as “a gathering of dreamers, disruptors and international luminaries in the ... Read More Events / SH March 17, 2017 Summer Dreaming at Linnaea Farm Imagine a tranquil setting, close to nature with spectacular scenery. The air is clean and filled with birdsong and the water tastes sweet. ... Read More Events / Restaurants / Victoria February 24, 2017 Dine Around 2017 Menu Preview Running until March 5, 2017 Victoria’s Dine Around and Stay In Town (bit of a mouthful that) offers eaters a chance to try restaurants that may be ... 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 Events / Food People October 17, 2016 The Dinner Restoration Project at the Root Cellar The early evening still feels like summer: the sun is low and golden in the sky as guests for the first annual Root Cellar Dinner Restoration Project ... Read More Comments are closed.