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The James Barber Fundraising Feast at Providence Farms

by Hans Peter Meyer 10.10.2012

Like the bears, I’m on auto-graze at this time of year. The season of feasting started with the 15th annual Vancouver Island Feast of Fields (#VIFeast) in Duncan. Then came the first Flavour – North Island Gourmet Picnic event (#FlavourSept23) in the Comox Valley. Last weekend, the James Barber Providence Farm fundraiser (#JamesBarber) near Cowichan […]

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Flavour – Savoury, sweet, and we’re so ready for it!

by Hans Peter Meyer 09.30.2012

Flavour. It was a bit of a “coming of age” party. Over 50 food and drink exhibitors – chefs and growers, wine makers, brewers, soda popistas – mostly from the greater Comox Valley-Campbell River region, showing their stuff at one of our grandest venues. It was a confident statement about the flavours being grown and […]

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Mid-Island Food News for October 2012

by Hans Peter Meyer 09.29.2012

As the harvest season winds down and Thanksgiving feasts are being planned, it’s still picnic on my mind. We just got in from a late September moment at Goose Spit in Comox: salad furnished from the garden and Grassi Point Market [4066 Island Highway South, Royston 250-338-7546], mains from Yummies and Gyros [279 Puntledge Road, […]

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Summer Eating! Mid-Island Food News July-August 2012

by Hans Peter Meyer 07.03.2012

Summer eating. This season is all about fresh – foods, air, vistas. Our region has no shortage of patios, sidewalks, and verandas serving amazing food. We’ve also got lots of choices when it comes to take out. I’m curious about your experiences: What’s a favourite summer picnic feast memory? Picnic at the Filberg Lodge grounds on […]

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Victoria Tapas – A Review in 4 Parts… Not Unlike Your Meal: Part 4

by Kristy Gardner 06.03.2012

What defines a Victorian institution? Longevity? Quality? Consistency? Higher ratio of locals to tourists? If so, The Tapa Bar fits the bill. Snuggled into an ally in the middle of the downtown core hides one of Victoria’s most treasured small plates establishments. Spanish music wafts down the pavement while the scent of food and city […]

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Victoria Tapas – A Review in 4 Parts… Not Unlike Your Meal: Part Three

by Kristy Gardner 05.28.2012

Moving from the outskirts of down town to the core, The Black Hat is the next stop on our tapas tour. It also happens to be Victoria’s newest small plate venture. And might I say, the most expensive – but with good reason? Upon arrival the room is stark yet well assembled, inviting yet functional. […]

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Victoria Tapas – A Review in 4 Parts…Not Unlike Your Meal: Part Two

by Kristy Gardner 05.22.2012

(Images by Choli Designs) When you think of Oak Bay, images of grandiose houses, flags on street lamps, and little old ladies with walkers come to mind. Unwittingly, you have been fooled. Tucked in between the resident neighbourhood pub on one side and a Tudor sweet shop on the other is Vis a Vis – […]

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Victoria Tapas – A Review in 4 Parts… Not Unlike Your Meal

by Kristy Gardner 05.15.2012

Victoria boasts the most restaurants per capita in North America, save for San Francisco. In a culinary sea of eateries, how does one choose where to indulge their next craving? The best bet is to sample as many dishes as possible. Enter tapas. Despite the English austere of the Capital city, Spanish style dining seems […]

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Mid-Island Eating and Drinking: April 2012

by Hans Peter Meyer 04.01.2012

A land of plenty The greater Comox Valley is a “land of plenty” (from the local Salish word Komoux, meaning “land of plenty). With neighbourhing Campbell River, our region is rich in agricultural, horticultural, and marine food resources. To put it simply, we grow and harvest great food here. Over the years this great food […]

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Mid-Island Eating and Drinking: March News

by Hans Peter Meyer 03.02.2012

Regional News Gaetane Palardy’s Island Gourmet Trails 250-650-1956, www.IslandGourmetTrails.ca will be leading a tour of the Shellfish Research Station Tour (Deep Bay www.viu.ca/deepbay) on Monday, March 12. Cost is $5. Contact Gaetane to confirm a spot: info@islandgourmettrails.ca. Thursday, March 29 the 7th Annual Dining Out For Life! fundraiser with a number of restaurants from across Vancouver Island donating 25 percent […]

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Dine Around Comox Valley Feb 17-Mar 18

by Editor 02.17.2012

The third-annual Dine Around Comox Valley starts February 17th and runs until March 18th. Locals and travellers to the Comox Valley are invited to visit the 25 restaurants participating in this year’s event, which showcases the fresh produce straight from the farms (450 at last count) and adjacent waters teaming with shellfish. The three-course, prix […]

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Island Wineries of British Columbia Giveaway!

by Editor 02.17.2011

What do you need to know to enjoy British Columbia’s island wines? You need to know the wineries, what wines they produce, and where the wineries can be found. Did you know there are over twenty-five wineries to explore? A new book created by the contributors to EAT Magazine entitled “Island Wineries of British Columbia” […]

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