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 / Press Release / Wine Events / Wine Festivals July 24, 2019 Cowichan Valley Wine Festival The Cowichan Valley Wine Festival August 23 – 25, 2019 Party at the Pavilion Start the weekend right with the tasting launch event on August ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Events / Press Release July 24, 2019 Great Canadian Beer Festival The line-up is set and the tickets are on sale. The Great Canadian Beer Festival will return to Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, BC, on Friday, ... Read More Events / Press Release / Wine Events July 24, 2019 Blue Grouse Summer Events Lots to do this summer at Blue Grouse. Friday Night Flights Join us on Fridays until 7pm! Order a flight of 3 wines only, or a food-paired flight ... Read More Causes / Events / Victoria July 20, 2019 Everyone Belongs in Nature – An Evening with Power To Be July 12th marked the evening of Power To Be’s very first Nature Gala (formerly known as Power to Golf) – a fundraising event full of wonderful ... Read More Events / Family / Food Events / Press Release / Restaurants July 15, 2019 Family Dinner Series at The Courtney Room The Courtney Room is excited to announce a family dinner series, with three dates throughout the summer, starting this Sunday, July 14th. ... Read More Events / Family / Victoria July 11, 2019 More Than Just Cracker Jacks at the Old Ball Game On June 7, the Victoria HarbourCats played their home opener game at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park against the two-time defending ... Read More Comments are closed.