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 Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Food People / Interesting Locals January 17, 2018 EAT TALKS: “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” 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 Comments are closed.