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 EAT Magazine News / Food News January 28, 2021 CITY EATS February | March 2021 If you haven’t yet taken advantage of Victoria’s free local delivery program, Downtown Delivers, you have until February 15 to try it ... Read More Food News / Pantry / Review January 28, 2021 Some Like It Hot — A Hot Sauce Tasting Party A Hot Sauce Tasting Party Gillie Easdon gathered 15 local, house-made hot sauces and four brave souls to taste-test them. It was a mid-October, late ... Read More EAT Magazine News / Food News December 7, 2020 EAT’s 2020 Gift Guide EAT’s 2020 Gift Guide. Not just for the holidays! Bolen Books Flavor by Yotam Ottolenghi ($45.00) Cat’s Meow Trivet ($6.95) Book Seat ... Read More EAT Magazine News / Food News November 30, 2020 CITY EATS December 2020 | January 2021 A new bakery has opened in the Leland building at 2506 Douglas St. Working Culture Bread is serving up naturally leavened sourdough breads, as well ... Read More Food / Food News / Restaurants November 30, 2020 Eating Out—At Home Originally published in EAT Oct|Nov issue. Are you missing those romantic date night dinners, a favourite dish from a local chef, the fluffy ... Read More Breads / Food / How to Cook / Recipes November 27, 2020 Rosemary and Feta Potato Loaf A delicious homemade bread is always a welcome treat that can really set the mood for a good day. This is an approachable recipe to bring to holiday ... Read More Comments are closed.