Written By Guest Writer Events / Places Oct 26, 2017 Sip, Savour, Repeat SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestIt was a cold, wet and windy Oct 21st, but I was very happy to be at the Farmers Institute for Sip & Savour on Salt Spring Island after its’ three-year hiatus. I warmed up straight away sipping a simple, clean and sunshine sweetened pale yellow squash soup made using farmer Gordon Hanford’s organic produce, with some fabulous Lime Chili Dry Rub Pork Ribs created by El Loco Taco. Next, a favourite of mine; Salt Spring Island Kitchen‘s savoury Tomato & Chevre Tartlet. Beautiful in its’ presentation, and tangy- sweet on the tongue – just timeless.Following my nose to the heady scent of apples revealed Salt Spring Wild’s Farmhouse Scrumpy. This fermented, aged apple cider created a party of tart, dry fruit for my taste buds and a bright honey scent for my nose. SSW’s newest release; Burnt Apple Tequila, a still cider with rich, smoky caramel and lemon flavours – which cut perfectly through another helping of crispy – fat El Loco ribs I might add! – stood out for its perfection. At Elephant Island Winery‘s display, I encountered a delicate dry pear wine that brought to mind summer salads with creamy, rich dressing and fresh cheeses. It’s sold out though so a reminder to get myself some next year.From SSI Fish Market came something completely different; a crispy, crunchy, surprisingly nutty dried fish topping sprinkled on a silky smooth pale pink salmon mousse – some of which was going home to my larder for sure. Having saved myself room for dessert, I stopped at Harland Chocolate‘s mile-high display for a sample of Cafe Au Lait fudge and Dark Orange Hot Chocolate to savour sublimely. For me, grazing isn’t complete without a good strong coffee so for the finale I gravitated to SSI newcomer Bean Drinking Coffee for a smooth inky cup, and paired it with a bite of Laughing Daughter‘s Gluten Free Organic Joodse Botterkoek; a sublime Dutch almond cake so buttery it should be criminal. With so many stellar local wineries, breweries, chefs and producers in attendance I’ve managed only to highlight a few of the ones that created a memory for me that day, however now that SI & Savour SSI is on a roll again I happily look forward with anticipation to discoveries next year.-By Kirsten Tyler 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 Causes / Chefs / Events / Victoria August 30, 2019 Mary Ploegsma—The Tattoo Series I It was an unforgettable afternoon. Mary Ploegsma served us David’s Tea’s vanilla chai with sweet local strawberries and chocolate biscuits. The ... 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 Beer & Cider / Beer Dinners / Events / Food Events / Wineries & Breweries August 30, 2019 A Categorically Great Meal Saanich Brewery Category 12’s ‘Brewmaster’s Dinner’ Marries Wildcraft With Craft-Beer It was somewhere at the beginning of the ... Read More Events / Press Release / Wine Events / Wine Festivals July 24, 2019 Cowichan Valley Wine Festival The Cowichan Valley Wine Festival August 23 – 25, 2019 Party at the Pavilion Start the weekend right with the tasting launch event on August ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Events / Press Release July 24, 2019 Great Canadian Beer Festival The line-up is set and the tickets are on sale. The Great Canadian Beer Festival will return to Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, BC, on Friday, ... Read More Events / Press Release / Wine Events July 24, 2019 Blue Grouse Summer Events Lots to do this summer at Blue Grouse. Friday Night Flights Join us on Fridays until 7pm! Order a flight of 3 wines only, or a food-paired flight ... Read More Comments are closed.