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 Chefs / Events / Restaurants / Vancouver January 29, 2018 Blue Water Cafe Celebrates Sustainability from the Sea “Unsung Heroes Festival Returns” Vancouver, B.C. (January 29th, 2018) – Take a deep dive with Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar and discover ... Read More Chefs / Events January 25, 2018 Wine, Beer, Foodie and Fun-lovers Celebrate Parksville Uncorked It’s time to raise your glass and toast the exceptional wines, beers, ciders and cuisine of British Columbia at the 10th annual Parksville Uncorked ... Read More Events / Victoria November 28, 2017 6th Annual Herring Sale to Raise Funds for Fishermen Helping Kids With Cancer Finest At Sea Victoria will see the once a year arrival of 20,000 pounds of fresh herring. This one-day herring sale is a fundraiser for Fishermen ... Read More Events / Victoria November 2, 2017 Poutine With Purpose Everyone can get behind poutine and poutine for a good cause is just too good to pass up. Mealshare hosted Victoria’s inaugural Poutine With ... Read More Events / Sponsored / Victoria November 2, 2017 Tastes and Spirits Sampling Included at the 3rd Annual Victoria MidLife Show Saturday, November 18 at the Victoria Conference Centre The popular Tastes and Spirits sampling areas are back for their third year as part of the Victoria MidLife Show held at the Victoria Conference ... Read More Events / Victoria July 17, 2017 Vancouver Island Feast of Fields Celebrates 20th Anniversary Pictured above: The first Feast of Fields Vancouver Island organizing committee. (Left to right) Sinclair Philip, Alfons Obererlacher, Mara Jernigan, ... Read More Comments are closed.