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 Food News October 26, 2023 Rancho Vignola – Vancouver Island Harvest Sale – November 24 & 25, 2023 For the ninth year in a row, Rancho Vignola is setting up its Vancouver Island Harvest Sale here at the Mary Winspear Center in Sidney. Many of you ... Read More Recipes July 3, 2023 May|June Cover Recipe : Polenta Cake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote and Lemon Mascarpone Cream A creative take on traditional strawberry ... Read More Recipes March 6, 2023 March April Cover Recipe : Lemony Leek Cod Cakes The unpretentious and delicious fish cake gets an upgrade with chunks of fresh cod, tangy lemon zest, and creamy, sautéed ... Read More Main course / Recipes / Salad November 1, 2022 Vietnamese Lemongrass Grilled Steak Salad All the flavours of southeast Asia are contained in this colourful, crunchy, and protein-rich ... Read More Breads/Pastries / Dessert / Recipes November 1, 2022 Sweet Endings — A Memory of Lemon Pudding Sweet Endings September ... Read More Breads/Pastries / Dessert / Recipes November 1, 2022 Sweet Endings — Chocolate Custard Cake Sweet Endings September ... Read More Comments are closed.