Weekly Planner March 2 – 8th

From the Cowichan Chefs Table 2011 fundraiser for the MS Society. Photos courtesy of the MS Society

Ah March – in a like a lion, out like a lamb. It’s the Flower Count (www.flowercount.com) this week in Victoria so regardless of the weather it’s our opportunity to feel smug about living here. No festivals this weekend but still lots going on.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to try out some of the best restaurants on the Island.

Dine around and Stay in Town Victoria is on through March 16th – www.tourismvictoria.com/dine

Comox Valley Dine Around and Stay Event is on through March 18th. www.discovercomoxvalley.com/promotions/dine_around.htm.

Downtown Public Farmer’s Market Saturday 11 AM to 3 PM in Market Square. . I hit the market to pick up some fresh arugula, root vegetables for roasting, local cheese and a fresh baguette and some Smoky Tomato Salsa, it makes my weekend.

Local products available include fresh and smoked salmon fillets, dried fruit, preserved goods, chocolate, salt, eggs, meat, produce, pasta, perogies, bread, tortillas, salsa, cheese, donuts, and ice cream            www.victoriapublicmarket.com


Heads Up

Wee Tipple Scotch Whiskey Festival in Nanaimo at the Grand Pacific Hotel Friday March 9th


Cowichan Chef’s Table Special Event March 11th at Providence Farm in Chemainus

On March 11th, from 1 PM – 4 PM the Cowichan Chef’s Table will present a fundraiser for the MS Society. This annual event is a wonderful opportunity to sample the best of the Cowichan Valley food scene. The afternoon is a sit down, multi-course culinary feast pairing local foods and BC wines. Dishes will include canapés from the culinary students of VIU, an artisan pork terrine from Bruce’s Kitchen on Saltspring Island and a dish of braised duck and spices from Deerholme Farm to name a few.

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