Written By Guest Writer Events / Places / Victoria Mar 6, 2014 COMING UP: Sidney Sip & Savour (March 27th 2014) SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestWhat better way to spend a spring evening in March than at an event which promises a remarkable experience sampling all the deliciousness the peninsula has to offer – everything’s local and fresh; from cheeses to wines and chocolate.Tides Adventure Group has been planning this remarkable experience for many months collecting an impressive array of farmers, purveyors and artisans along with the talents of executive chef Graham Little of Island Culinary Services. Chef Little will collect ingredients from farmers such as Mitchell’s, Reimer and Kildara for a locally inspired gourmet menu in the Bodine Room, following a wine and cheese reception.During the day Mary Winspear will host an invite-only symposium titled; ‘You Are Where You Eat’ – food sustainability for a healthy community aimed at local farmers, first nations, government and NGO’s with the hope of increasing awareness towards the importance of food harvested from our own community, and setting the stage for the evenings events.The open-to-the-public reception at 6 pm commences at the ‘Sip’ portion of the event. With the sweet sounds of Charlie Baker playing in the background diners sample wines from DeVine, Muse, Symphony, and Domain Rochette as well as ciders from Sea Cider and a collection of local cheeses, and dairy and gluten free chocolate made by new- to- the- area Pure Lovin’ Chocolate.After the reception, diners move into the Bodine Room for the ‘Savour’ gourmet dinner. Long tables set in a star pattern will feature The Craig Henderson Trio playing in the center, setting the stage for delectable dishes such as locally smoked salmon and shellfish, and spring mix salad greens with kiwi blackberry vinaigrette. Chef Littles’ creativity shines through local beef simmered in Vancouver Island Pale Ale, and B.C. Wild mushroom Ravioli in creamy garlic sauce to name just a few choices. I hate to ruin the anticipation of dessert – suffice to say that it won’t disappoint and will close the meal out perfectly with a cup of Level Ground Coffee! Along with dinner the local wineries featured will have a selection of wines for purchase to compliment your meal.This event supports the Young Farmers Society with donations from the proceeds. So gather some friends, or make new ones at the event and challenge yourself to choose a new, favourite, purely local ingredient to enjoy forever after. Tickets only available in advance. Visit MaryWinspear.ca or call 250-656-0275 for details.—By Kirsten TylerSidneySip n Savour 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 Events / Food News / Places April 28, 2021 CITY EATS May|June 2021 At press time, restaurants, pubs, bars and food courts remain closed for indoor dining. One silver lining is that the weather is warming up and more ... Read More Awards / Drink People / Events / Wine Events / Wine News October 15, 2020 SOMM SMACKDOWN—Rumble at Aura Waterfront Restaurant Strange, interesting, and wonderful things can happen in odd times, and there is no stranger time than now, but something needed to be done to pay ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events March 2, 2020 Victoria Beer Week March 6 – 14 Victoria Beer Week returns March 6-14 with 19 different events held in venues around Victoria. This 7th annual festival of craft beer offers ... Read More Events / Food & Wine Pairing / Food Events / Places / Victoria February 25, 2020 Pacific Northwest Wine Dinner: Canoe Brewpub & Unsworth Vineyards Multi-award winning Unsworth Vineyards and Canoe’s Chef Kyle Dampsy joined forces on Wednesday, February 19, in Canoe’s upstairs Dining ... Read More Beer / Events / Food Events / Places / Spirits / Victoria February 25, 2020 11th Annual Island Beer and Spirits Festival The Strathcona Hotel has long brought together BC brewers and distillers in its multiple taprooms but rarely is the brewing craft celebrated so much ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Food Events / Places / Victoria November 17, 2019 Canoe Brewpub’s Eighth Annual Winterbrau Festival 2019 Beer brewers from across the island and the lower mainland gathered in the lofty wooden halls of Canoe Brewpub over November 9 and 10 for the eighth ... Read More Comments are closed.