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 / Recipes October 25, 2021 Sopa Paella Try the iconic Valencian dish as a hearty fall soup brimming with seafood and chorizo. We were going through a heat wave in Victoria when I ... Read More Food / Recipes October 25, 2021 It’s a Pancake Day! That crisp edge in the fall air stirs up a craving for comfort that sometimes only a stack of hot pancakes can deliver. So get your cast-iron pan ... Read More 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 Comments are closed.