Written By Guest Writer Edibles / Holidays Oct 3, 2011 Thanksgiving in Victoria SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestDid Thanksgiving sneak up on you this year? If you are looking for some ways to celebrate the harvest with a little less effort, then take a look at the EAT round-up. With a casual apple-pressing day on a farm, a slow food cycle tour, catering, brunch or three-course dinner options, there is something here for everyone.Alderlea FarmOn Saturday, October 8th, Alderlea Farm will celebrate the Thanksgiving weekend with a day of apple pressing. All are invited to bring their apples to press into juice, or just come to join the activity. Please let them know if you would like to press your own apples, so they can organize the schedule for pressing. The Café we will also be offering a delicious Thankgiving feast on the menu. The café is open from 11:00- 5:30. For more information, click here.The Fairmont EmpressChef Silva is preparing a five-course Thanksgiving Dinner in the Empress Room, Oct 7-10 ($75) as well as a Thanksgiving Brunch on Sunday, Oct. 9th ($39) featuring a cold buffet, a choice of à la carte hot entrées and a decadent dessert buffet including their chocolate fountain. Find reservation information here.Feys and HobbsThe Feys and Hobbs Thanksgiving Menu includes organic raised and vegetable fed free-range turkeys from Stonebridge Farm. Buy them ready to prepare at home, pre-brined or roasted. Other main course offerings are the elegant Turkey Roulade (4 servings/$40) and the Rolled and Braised Pork Shoulder (4 servings/$36). Sides include Maple Roast Root Vegetables (4 servings/$26), Squash Cheddar Mashed Potatoes (4 servings/$26) and Sweet Corn Spoon Pudding (4 servings/$28) Thanksgiving orders must be in by Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 4pm. Visit the Feys and Hobbes website for the complete menu.Hotel Grand PacificThe Hotel Grand Pacific is offering their three-course Thanksgiving Menu for both the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend (Oct. 7-10) and the American Thanksgiving weekend. Three courses for $48/ adult and $20/ children under 12 years old, plus HSTFind the menu below:Roasted Yam and Pear Puree,Maple Crème Fraiche and Spiced PecansorPork Hock Terrine,Pickled Vegetables, Frisée and Grainy Mustard—Roasted Free Range Turkey, Buttermilk Whipped Potatoes,Italian Sausage Stuffing, Traditional GravyorPan Seared Trout Filet,Bacon and Celery Root Bread Pudding, Brown Butter and Lemon Emulsion—Warm Gingerbread, Caramelized Apple Mousse,Butterscotch SauceorSugar Pumpkin Pie, Vanilla Whipped Cream, Pumpkin Seed Pralinewww.hotelgrandpacific.com Sooke Slow Food CycleCommunity groups sharing a sustainable live/work/eat locally philosophy are banding together to present the first Sooke Slow Food Cycle (SSFC) on Thanksgiving Sunday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine.Choose between two routes both beginning at the Sooke Harbour House: The 30km “Red Route” traces back roads in the farm belt west of Sooke and is intended for mid-level and advanced riders. The gentler, pedestrian-friendly “Green Route,” winds along off-road trails snaking east through the town core. This latter route is also suitable for walkers, skateboarders and even those on horseback.Along the way drop into 20+ farms, homes, businesses and green spaces for mini-workshops, demos, displays and friendly, practical expert advice on a wide variety of food, alternative energy and harvest-season themes: urban gardens, backyard chickens, beekeeping, electric bikes, food preservation, foraging, worm composting, edible seaweeds, solar power and more.Tickets are available online and at regional bike shops ($21 per person/$42 for family groups). Any profits will be donated to nutrition-based cancer research on behalf of three local farmers battling the disease.To learn more please visit: www.sookeslowfoodcycle.comVista 18Vista 18 is offering a three-course Thanksgiving Dinner Feature Saturday, October 8 ~ Monday, October 10 ($45, taxes and gratuity not included) See menu below:StarterLocal Corn Soup $9crispy prosciutto julienne and basil puréeMainSlow Roasted Turkey Breast $28pulled smoked turkey thigh, chanterelle and brussels sprouts sautée,Yukon gold potato mash, cranberry gravyDessertMaple Walnut Cream Pie $10spiced pumpkin ice creamCall 250.382.9258 for reservations www.vista18.comHolidaysThanksgiving 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 ... 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