Written By Gary Hynes Folks / Food People / Reporter / Victoria Aug 31, 2017 The Long Table Series Debuts at Topsoil Farm SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestOn a warm and starry August evening, a new Victoria business was born. The new venture called The Long Table Series has been conceived by owners Alana Day and Michelin star trained chef James Day. The ongoing series of dinners are anchored by stunning three 8′ by 3′ tables made from a second growth, red cedar Vancouver Island tree which is put together to create one very long table. These tables will be brought to local farms and unique settings on the island to host intimate dinners of up to 20 people. Says Alana, “We want to connect our guests with the food they are eating and where it comes from, picking the product and cooking it right in front of them.”The inaugural dinner was held at Topsoil Farm at Dockside Green off the Galloping Goose Regional Trail in Vic West. Gathered guests enjoyed cocktails by Victoria Distillers before dinner and well-paired Siegerrebe and Pinot Noir wines from Blue Grouse Estate Winery throughout dinner.The 6-course dinner included beautifully cooked and plated dishes such as Confit Pepper, Cultured Cashew Cream, Red Pepper, Daikon and Wild Rose; Textures of Squash, Arugula Purée with Happy Goat Raw Goat Cheese; and Dellison Farms Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin with Cauliflower, Chard, Kohlrabi and Smoked Beef Juice. Two desserts: Jelly, Earl Grey Nappage, Water Buffalo Yogurt & Carbonated Lime; and Pliable Chocolate Grenache with Raspberry Sorbet were paired with Victoria Distillers Chocolate Liqueur. Dinner was a masterful expression of Southern Vancouver Island terroir.The next The Long Table Series will be held at Victoria Distillers on Nov 22. You can buy tickets through their website at thelongtableseries.ca SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Gary Hynes Gary Hynes, a writer and photographer, founded EAT magazine in 1998 and is its editor and chief paperboy. He studied Electronic Music with Samuel Dolan at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music, Audio Recording Technology at ... Read More You may also like Reporter March 22, 2018 City Eats Up Island (March/April) Vancouver Islanders got a rude awakening with news of a possible tsunami in Alaska, causing me to reflect as I write this, on just how sustainable ... Read More Reporter March 22, 2018 City Eats Tofino (March/April) It’s a bit surprising that it’s taken so long, but Tofino now has a dedicated vegan and vegetarian restaurant. Opened in the space in The Shore ... Read More Food People / Interesting Locals January 17, 2018 EAT TALKS: “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” on Feb 5 THE STORIES WE TELL ABOUT OURSELVES AND ABOUT THE FOOD WE LOVE gives meaning to our history and to the things we value most. There is always one ... Read More First Look / Food People October 31, 2017 Adapt to Survive – The team behind Foo finds opportunity at Victoria’s hospitality crossroads. It’s not breaking news: Victoria’s restaurant scene is in the midst of varying states of crisis, depending on which Industry Insider you speak ... Read More Food People / Victoria September 8, 2017 EAT Talks Speaker Line-Up EAT TALKS N0 2 “Well… That Didn’t Work Out: Failures Flops and Frustrations” EAT Talks are a series of live events produced ... Read More Drink People / Food People / Victoria August 16, 2017 EAT TALKS Round-up…plus new EAT Talks event Announced for Sept 11 Let’s Not Open a Restaurant (June 2017) The first in the magazine’s Eat Talks Series turns into a lively evening of storytelling and truth ... Read More Comments are closed.