Sip & Savour Salt Spring was a
A Celebration of National Organic Week took place at Sip & Savour Salt Spring from Saturday, September 27th to Sunday September 28th. The 3rd Annual Sip & Savour Salt Spring united growers, food producers, chefs and vintners from Salt Spring Island with BC vintners in mélanges a trois of culinary magic. Presenting Sponsor was Mouat’s Trading.
Dates for 2014 Announced:
Join us September 19th and 20th, 2014!
Watch the DW Salty Video here!
See Photos from Good Life Vancouver here!
On Friday evening, local restaurants hosted Sold Out Wine Maker’s Dinners where the talent of chefs will combined with locally produced ingredients in a winemakers inspired menu. Local, regional and BC vintners were on hand to discuss their wine being served with each course and the chefs discussed the inspiration behind the locally sourced menu. Participating restaurants were: Auntie Pesto’s Café, Rawsome Living Foods and Mistaken Identity Winery. Sip & Savour inspired menus were on offer at other local restaurants including Rock Salt Restaurant, Salt Spring Inn, Harbour House Hotel and Restaruant, Calvin’s Bistro and Hasting House Country House Hotel.
The adventure continued Saturday from 9 am with the Famous Saturday Market Salt Spring , where everything is grown, harvested, created and made on Salt Spring Island. With the bounty of the Fall Harvest upon us, the Market was brimming with fresh, local fruit, vegetables and grains grown in our unique micro-climate.
The magic continued Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 pm as the Salt Spring Farmers Institute was transformed into a foodies dream Grazing Experience. Fine BC wines were sipped and deliciously prepared local and regional foods were savoured. Attendees at this Sold Out event reaping the rewards as vintners, chefs, and growers work together as trios, sharing each other’s gifts to create tasting plates. Visitors saw the fresh raw ingredients, talked to the farmers directly, asked the chefs about the preparation, and discussed with the vintners the art of matching quality BC wines with delicious food. For just $55.00 per person plus gst, guests shared the very best produced by the region’s famous farms, inspired chefs, and local and regional vineyards.
To finish the day was the Sold Out Locavore Dinner and Dance at Moby’s Pub. This upscale and fun Salt Spring centric dinner had great music for dancing – all within walking distance of Ganges! Guests enjoy a 3-course dinner with a glass of BC sparkling wine on arrival. Live music featured the Latin rhythms of Salt Spring’s Jose Sanchez and the Cuban Party Band and they have everyone up and dancing. Suggested attire was “Salt Spring Formal” ie: anything you’d like to wear! 6pm – 1 am (Dinner 7-9) Tickets were $55 plus gst.
As a bonus to the Sip & Savour Salt Spring weekend was the 15th Annual Salt Spring Apple Festival taking place on Sunday. Attendees toured various farms and attend the main event at Fulford Hall.
Thank you to the many volunteers who worked together to make this event a great success and to our sponsors: Mouat’s Trading, Country Grocer, Hasting House Country House Hotel, CTV, Gulf Islands Driftwood, Harbour House Hotel, Restaurant and Organic Farm, Thrifty Foods, Barnyard Grafix, Salt Spring Air, Steffich Fine Art, Salt Spring Marina, Bullock Lake Cottages by Platform Properties, Windsor Plywood, Li Read Sea to Sky Premier Properties, Ken Byron Excavating, Island Savings, Cameron Chalmers Consulting AGS, Fishbowl Magazine, Gallery 8, Salt Spring Exchange, Black and White Rentals and Accommodations Group of Salt Spring Island.
This event is proudly presented by the members of the Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce!
Thank you to Hermani Sorrentino Design for their work on designing our wonderful event logo as well as the website. Who puts gumboots in trees? They do!
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