Written By Colin Hynes Edibles / How to Cook Jun 27, 2013 Cooking with David Mincey: The Locavore Dinner SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestVictoria, BCThe Advanced Home Cooking SeriesThis was an interesting class, as how often do you get to eat a 4-course dinner, cooked with ingredients that are entirely local to your region? For me, not very often, and it seemed that way for most of the other people in the class, too. David Mincey (formerly of Camille’s Restaurant, now with Preservation Chocolates and Circle Canning.) came to this class with a big box full of ingredients. He started the class with the box sitting on a bench next to him while he talked of what a bountiful island we live on. He explained that as each season is slightly different here and when the class started it was right at a transitional stage, that this has made it a fun class to teach. This also made tonight’s class more challenging because we were right in-between the winter season and the spring / summer season. While David talked, most of the class was staring intently at the box, wondering “What is in there that we get to eat!” David soon put us out of our misery, and unpacked the box. Then he made an extraordinary meal with, in his words, “limited” resources.Here’s what David pulled out of the box (I know you’ve been waiting!): Rhubarb – a backyard harvestStrawberries – Vantreight FarmsRed Fife Wheat – a local millCiabatta bread – Fol EpiHazelnuts – Butlers FarmAsparagus – a local farmBeefsteak Tomato – Sun WingStinging nettle – a park!Avalon Cream – Avalon DairyHot smoked cured pork belly – The Whole BeastCherry tomatoes – Gladstone GreenhouseDuck – The Village ButcherNatural Pastures Bourikas Cheese – Natural Pastures Cheese CompanyDuck Leg Confit – Choux Choux CharcuterieKale – a local farmFrom this list, he started to make the dishes, beginning with dessert. Once that was in the oven, he was whipping, chopping, and stirring everything else into the various dishes. Each dish was so flavorful, imaginative, and complex in ingredients, I will let the pictures tell the story.Till next class!Related reading: Fundamental Building Blocks at Cook Culture: Part 1Cooking with David Mincey: The Pantry – Part 2Building a Culinary Repertoire – Part 3Party Snacks & Cooking with Chocolate – Parts 4 & 5To register or for more information go hereYou can also go into Cook Culture and talk with one of the staff about the classes at:1317 Blanshard St, The Atrium Building Victoria, BC. Ph: 250 590 8161Store HoursMon 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 ChefsCooking ClassesVictoria SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Colin Hynes Colin is the Assistant Editor at EAT. You can contact him via email@example.com. Colin was born in Nova Scotia and spent his first five years there. His mother and father owned an inn and restaurant and Colin spent his time ... Read More You may also like Breads / Food / How to Cook / Recipes July 13, 2021 Rosemary and Feta Potato Loaf A delicious homemade bread is always a welcome treat that can really set the mood for a good day. This is an approachable recipe to bring to holiday ... Read More EAT Magazine News / Food News January 28, 2021 CITY EATS February | March 2021 If you haven’t yet taken advantage of Victoria’s free local delivery program, Downtown Delivers, you have until February 15 to try it ... Read More Food News / Pantry / Review January 28, 2021 Some Like It Hot — A Hot Sauce Tasting Party A Hot Sauce Tasting Party Gillie Easdon gathered 15 local, house-made hot sauces and four brave souls to taste-test them. It was a mid-October, late ... Read More EAT Magazine News / Food News December 7, 2020 EAT’s 2020 Gift Guide EAT’s 2020 Gift Guide. Not just for the holidays! Bolen Books Flavor by Yotam Ottolenghi ($45.00) Cat’s Meow Trivet ($6.95) Book Seat ... Read More EAT Magazine News / Food News November 30, 2020 CITY EATS December 2020 | January 2021 A new bakery has opened in the Leland building at 2506 Douglas St. Working Culture Bread is serving up naturally leavened sourdough breads, as well ... Read More Food / Food News / Restaurants November 30, 2020 Eating Out—At Home Originally published in EAT Oct|Nov issue. Are you missing those romantic date night dinners, a favourite dish from a local chef, the fluffy ... Read More Comments are closed.