Written By Guest Writer Events / Places Aug 22, 2014 Sip & Savour Salt Spring 2014 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestI know it’s early to be thinking about fall – I loathe leaving summer behind before it’s even started – but still the memory of last years’ amazing array of tastes loops around my mind as I read the latest press release for this years’ events. I’m reminded of what a celebration of summer Sip & Savour is, and how much I will enjoy the foods to come. Each year the festival starts on Friday night with a Harvest Dinner from a selection of the many fine restaurants and wineries on the island. Last year I was lucky enough to dine at Hastings House, under the comand of chef Marcel Kauer. My recollection of rich silky fat melting on my tonge and crispy charred bits popping with garlic leave my mouth needy and my stomach flipping. I recal exactly how my glass of Mistaken Identity Vineyards Debut left me feeling as though I’d been warmed by the sun. With so many wonderful places to choose from it will be hard to select this years’ delights.Saturday morning the famous market beckoned with a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds; I brought a heavy basket home filled with jewel toned carrots, tiny cantaloupe that perfumed the whole market with their sweetness, purple braids of garlic ready to be set up for winter, and red cherry tomatoes soft and heavy with juice, begging to be eaten immediately. I know my basket will be filled to overflowing this time as well.Luckily I was mindful to leave room for the delights of the Grazing event in the afternoon – like the sweet, salty Korean pork belly tacos with homemade kimchi made by Chris Coates of SSI Mercantile that had everyone talking, and the surprisingly different coffee from SSI; their 2013 Africa Blend cold brewed for 16 hours then combined with a blueberry reduction. While I might longingly wish for a repeat of these things, I look forward to surprises which will tempt me anew.To complete the day, multiple venues will be hopping with live music, dancing and festival dinners Saturday night, similar to the spectacular way Moby’s did last year – keep checking the website for updates. This time Sunday morning brings a new event to Sip & Savour; a Sparkling Wine Brunch at Harbour House. The event promises a spectacular brunch accompanied by a wide variety of local sparking wines to wake up your senses. All in all, an entire weekend of indulging in the best that Salt Spring is famous for. Keep in mind the the entire week afterwards is Canadian National Organic Week with many additional events, finishing off with the famous Apple Festival; an experience not to be missed!—Kirsten Tyler www.sipandsavoursaltspring.com (for updates about the Harvest Dinners and tickets etc.)www.saltspringtourism.comwww.saltspringchamber.com (be sure to check out the just released “Salt Spring Island – Discover Yourself Here” Video for an early taste of what you will find on Salt Spring!) Salt Spring Island 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 Events / Food News / Places April 28, 2021 CITY EATS May|June 2021 At press time, restaurants, pubs, bars and food courts remain closed for indoor dining. One silver lining is that the weather is warming up and more ... Read More Awards / Drink People / Events / Wine Events / Wine News October 15, 2020 SOMM SMACKDOWN—Rumble at Aura Waterfront Restaurant Strange, interesting, and wonderful things can happen in odd times, and there is no stranger time than now, but something needed to be done to pay ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events March 2, 2020 Victoria Beer Week March 6 – 14 Victoria Beer Week returns March 6-14 with 19 different events held in venues around Victoria. This 7th annual festival of craft beer offers ... Read More Events / Food & Wine Pairing / Food Events / Places / Victoria February 25, 2020 Pacific Northwest Wine Dinner: Canoe Brewpub & Unsworth Vineyards Multi-award winning Unsworth Vineyards and Canoe’s Chef Kyle Dampsy joined forces on Wednesday, February 19, in Canoe’s upstairs Dining ... Read More Beer / Events / Food Events / Places / Spirits / Victoria February 25, 2020 11th Annual Island Beer and Spirits Festival The Strathcona Hotel has long brought together BC brewers and distillers in its multiple taprooms but rarely is the brewing craft celebrated so much ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Food Events / Places / Victoria November 17, 2019 Canoe Brewpub’s Eighth Annual Winterbrau Festival 2019 Beer brewers from across the island and the lower mainland gathered in the lofty wooden halls of Canoe Brewpub over November 9 and 10 for the eighth ... Read More Comments are closed.