Written By Guest Writer Edibles / Food Events Apr 19, 2011 Culinaire SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterestphotos: Maryanne Carmack – Lotus PhotographyOn Thursday April 22, Victoria experienced the inaugural launch of Culinaire – “Victoria’s Premier Food Tasting Experience”. The event produced a full house at Crystal Gardens where local chefs, food producers and beer and wine makers showcased their talents featuring a bounty of local products. More than 1000 people attended the sold out evening and enjoyed the fruits of the labor of over 40 chefs and artisans. Our region’s best restaurants and purveyors of fine food presented their signature dishes. Events included exquisite tasting of cupcakes, coffee, beer, fresh oysters shucked onsite and if you were lucky, a bouquet of tulips to take home.The Crystal Gardens exuded excitement and energy as Victorians crowded into the festive centre to discover the treats of the evening. Music, decor, and enthusiastic presenters contributed to the success of our first ever Culinaire.The masterminds behind this event were Scott Gurney and Amy Pecorelli, a dynamic husband and wife team. They created Culinaire to introduce our exceptional local restaurants and cuisine and to all Victorians who love food.Gurney says, “We are elated with the success of the event. The chefs went over the top with their superb creations. The presenters did an amazing job showcasing their businesses, and bringing awareness. The feedback after the show is amazing”. Gurneys added that his favorite comments of the night were those that said that they were unaware of the existence of many of the featured places and now have new favourite spots to check out. This was precisely why Gurney and Pecorelli created Culinaire. Next year they hope to see even more participation by local wineries, as well as more fine restaurants and specialty food producers. They are proud to announce that Culinaire will be presenting a scholarship award for excellence in the culinary arts program at Camosun College.Mark your calendar now for next year’s event, which will most definitely be sold out again – Thursday, March 10, 2011. Check out www.culinairevictoria.com for updates and information. Contact Scott Gurney for further information: firstname.lastname@example.orgBCfestivalsFood EventsFood FestivalsVictoria 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 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 Dessert / Recipes / Sponsored February 26, 2018 DIY Blueberry & Lemon Curd Shortcakes in a Jar Are you in need of some inspiration? Foods in a jar just seem to taste better, after all we do eat with our eyes first. A Do-It-Yourself Blueberry ... Read More Get Fresh January 18, 2018 Delicious Citrus “Citrus’s naughty by nature proclivities ensure an ever-expanding family tree.” It’s funny isn’t it, that flavours as zippy and ... Read More Comments are closed.