Written By Guest Writer Events / Places / Restaurants Jan 2, 2017 Tofino Buzz: January | February 2017 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestJanuary and February are quieter times to visit the west coast, but you will often be treated to a solid winter storm complete with power outage. The businesses who are still able to offer dining options are quite popular during these events, so much so that they have been listed on the Tourism Tofino website under No Power No Problem (website). It’s great information to have if you’re visiting at this time of year!Adam Buskard’s long-running Tofitian Café in the Beaches parking lot (at 1180 Pacific Rim Hwy) has been undergoing a revamp in the past few months. After taking over the adjacent space, Buskard has been busy updating the interior and tweaking the concept of this popular java spot. Lounge seating has been added in the old portion of the café and counter and retail space has been moved and expanded for a fresh new look that maintains the old vintage details.Jenn Bauer has made the move to the Tofitian team from the pastry department at SoBo. Bauer, who has over 20 years of kitchen experience, has implemented a new made-from-scratch line of sweet and savoury goods for the new space. The signature items include a savoury ham and brie scone with red pepper jelly, sausage rolls with Pete’s Mountain Meats custom blend, coconut cinnamon buns, and dark chocolate candied ginger cookies. Bauer’s sausage rolls are quickly becoming a local obsession (or maybe just a personal one..). Fernwood espresso, drip coffee and cold brew round out the new menu at the Tofitian. For more information check out the Tofitian on Facebook or drop by during your next visit.There are other expansions happening in the neighbourhood as well. Chocolate Tofino has taken over additional space next to the Tofitian, expanding their retail and ice cream counter into a unit previously occupied by Pina Styles (now located on Campbell St. downtown). This much-needed expansion will allow more devotees to get their fix; the owners Kim and Cam often had to provide umbrellas to patrons who lined up outside! The renovated space was scheduled to open after our press deadline, but we’re looking forward to seeing it (and reuniting with their Hot Chocolate Elixir). See www.chocolatetofino.com for additional information.For the second year in a row Tourism Tofino is hosting the Tofino Wedding Fair on January 28th (location TBA). This event provides an opportunity to experience what Tofino has to offer for weddings, including dining options. For more information, please visit www.tourismtofino.com.If you’re planning a trip to Tofino in the near future, please be advised that some restauranteurs take some much needed time off during the winter months. The crew at SoBo will be off until just before Valentine’s Day (website), and the Pointe Restaurant and Driftwood Café at the Wickaninnish Inn will be closed from January 2nd and February 3rd (website).– Jen Dart 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 / 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 October 26, 2017 Sip, Savour, Repeat It 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 ... 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 Events / First Look July 1, 2017 Up Island News & Buzz (July/August 2017) This past winter gave all of us extra appreciation for a much anticipated warm sunny Island summer; the lineup of food and drink festivals ahead is ... Read More Comments are closed.