Written By Guest Writer Edibles / Elsewhere Sep 30, 2013 Flavour Gourmet Picnic 2013 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestIt rained. It poured. But 800 people still smiled their way through 70 offerings of Vancouver Island food and drink at the second Flavour Gourmet Picnic.Most of the offerings came from what locals call the “heart of the Island,” the greater Comox Valley region. Drawing on local talents and producers, Flavour showcased the best of a region that is emerging as a “good food, local food” region second only to the south Island’s Victoria/Cowichan Valley. Restaurants and “renegade chefs” paired with local producers, several musical stations provided entertainments, whilst the lightening crackled and the thunder boomed. Umbrellas appeared, people huddled under tents and awnings and against the walls at Coastal Black – and kept tasting until the event wrapped up at 4pm.Congratulations to the Flavour Gourmet Picnic team at North Island College Foundation for making this a signature food and beverage event for the region – rain or shine!ps. Tickets sold out for this year’s event in less than four days. Rain did not dampen spirits or enthusiasm. Watch the GourmetPicnic.ca website for updates on 2014 ticket sales.By Hans Peter Meyerleft to right: 1) My Mom gets out of the rain and enjoys her rhubarb soda in the Island SodaWorks “living room” shelter. 2) Simon from Red Tree Specialty Coffee pours a cuppa. Photos by Hans Peter Meyer Comox Valleyfestivals 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 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.