Written By Guest Writer Edibles / Food Events / Food Shops Nov 26, 2012 Cook Culture Celebrates Year 2 with an Open House SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestLeft: Regan Grieve, center: Bert, right: Jed GrieveVICTORIA My senses were on high alert from the moment I walked through the door and into Cook Culture’s second Birthday Bash, November 10. The spicy scent of curry wafted up my nose and made my taste buds tingle with anticipation. The beautifully appointed kitchen was in full swing, showcasing chef and CBC reporter Khalil Akhtar making the Indian potato dish Vada Pav. Accompanying the potato dumpling on its fresh brioche was a lovely riata – fresh clean and bright with flavour. If that wasn’t enough, the rapt crowd watching the demonstration was able to move from there to the impressive tasting table of specialty chocolate bars, lovingly collected by chef David Mincey. Chef Mincey is so passionate about chocolate that he has his own chocolate cellar, so who better to discuss the nuances of flavours with as they melted in my mouth?! Left: Pots, center: Khalil Akhtar, right: Vada PavSelection of choclates from David MinceyFor the past two years Cook Culture has been providing a unique series of cooking classes and hosting a diverse range of visiting and local chefs. Owner Jed Grieve and his wife Reagan love to cook and see the value in offering great products and tools for every chef, home cook and passionate eater. They are excited about plans for the coming year. They are hoping to open a second store by Christmas 2013 and are scouting possible locations. Along with their colourful array of Emile Henry and Le Creuset, they will be increasing their product inventory by 10% and bringing in the full Vitamix line at competitive prices. They’ll also be carrying a larger selection of knives – and continuing their excellent practice of letting customers test-drive them for fit and function in the show kitchen (while feeling a bit like a celebrity chef). In addition, there are some spectacular prizes to be won, including a Chef Home Invasion worth $2500, by visiting the store and purchasing a $5 ticket in support of the Island Chef Collaborative.—By KIRSTEN TYLER Cook Culture1317 Blanshard St, The Atrium Building , Victoria, BC.Ph: 250 590 8161Mon to Fri: 10 am to 5:30 pm , Saturday: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm , Sun and Holidays: 11:30 am to 4:30 pm ContestsEdiblesshopsVictoria 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 Dessert / Recipes July 13, 2020 Panna Cotta with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries and Basil Sugar Story and recipe and photography by: Isabelle Bulota Strawberry season has arrived! There is so much we can do with this delicious, beautiful ... Read More Bar / Recipes February 27, 2020 Kuma Bitters For those who can’t be bothered to finesse and monitor the blending process of the three-jar method written about in March| April’s Bar 101, here ... Read More Food News October 1, 2019 Rancho Vignola – Vancouver Island Harvest Sale Rancho Vignola – New Crop Nuts & Dried Fruit is hosting its annual Vancouver Island Harvest Sale on November 29th and 30th at ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Comments are closed.