Written By Guest Writer Edibles / Food Events Jul 29, 2011 What Are You Eating This Food Day? SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestFood Day Canada was created by culinary activist, educator, and writer Anita Stewart. It is a showcase of her life’s work and years of grass roots, on the road, research of farmer’s markets, country inns, First Nations communities and more since 1983. Food Day Canada began in 2003 as The World’s Longest Barbeque, a massive, Canada-wide response to the sanction of Canadian beef exports by its largest trading partner and the dramatic hardship it imposed on the agricultural community. The WLBBQ was a huge success and has evolved into Food Day Canada®, an annual mid-summer celebration of Canada’s rich culinary heritage, delicious northern bounty and the best managed food system on the planet. This year’s Food Day will take place in restaurants and homes across Canada on Saturday, July 30th.Tofino’s Wickaninnish Inn announces its second annual participation in Food Day Canada on Saturday, July 30, joining over 300 restaurants nationwide for this celebration of Canada’s rich culinary heritage. A Food Day-themed evening tasting menu, created by Chef de Cuisine Nicholas Nutting, will be offered at The Pointe Restaurant, in addition to the seasonal, à la carte plates on the nightly menu. The Inn is also offering in-house guests the opportunity to enjoy a special Saturday edition of its signature summer Dungeness Crab Cookout on Chesterman Beach. These guests will enjoy a newly-concocted non-alcoholic Canada Food Day theme cocktail, created by Maître d’ André McGillivray for the evening. This Crab Cookout on Canada’s westernmost coast will cap off an early morning breakfast in St. John’s, Newfoundland.“We’re excited to join fellow Canadians in enjoying our country’s rich bounty in a unique, West Coast tradition”, says Charles McDiarmid, Managing Director of the Wickaninnish Inn. Also participating in Food Day Canada will be one of Tofino’s favorite haunts, SoBo, as well as fellow Relais & Châteaux members Sonora Resort, off Vancouver Island’s east coast, and Manoir Hovey in North Hatley, Québec. To view the complete list of restaurants participating in BC, click here.Want to celebrate Food Day at home? Check out the DIY Guide To Food Day.Find Julie Pegg’s interview with Anita Stewart here.CanadaFolksFood EventsTofino 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 Dessert / Recipes July 13, 2020 Panna Cotta with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries and Basil Sugar Story and recipe and photography by: Isabelle Bulota Strawberry season has arrived! There is so much we can do with this delicious, beautiful ... Read More Bar / Recipes February 27, 2020 Kuma Bitters For those who can’t be bothered to finesse and monitor the blending process of the three-jar method written about in March| April’s Bar 101, here ... Read More Food News October 1, 2019 Rancho Vignola – Vancouver Island Harvest Sale Rancho Vignola – New Crop Nuts & Dried Fruit is hosting its annual Vancouver Island Harvest Sale on November 29th and 30th at ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More 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 Comments are closed.