|Alpine Food Festival at Mount Washington|
|LIFESTYLE - Event|
|Written by Lori Knowles / SkiPressWorld.com|
|Friday, 21 August 2009 09:24|
The Alpine Food Festival is happening the weekend of September 4-6 at Mount Washington on Vancouver Island.¬†The¬†three-day event is designed to promote healthly eating. The weekend will feature Canada‚Äôs homegrown Chef Corbin Tomaszeski of the Restaurant Makeover show...
on the Food Network, plus other local Comox Valley chefs and cookbook authors who are contributing their time, skills, and secrets to no less than 15 unique cooking classes throughout the day on Saturday.¬† Classes include everything from sweet to savoury.¬† You can savour a fragrant tour through exotic India, learn the intricacies of the splendour of enticing Thai cuisine, or discover the wild side of barbecuing with a pancetta-wrapped bison filet stuffed with artisan cheese and served with a cedar plank peach & watercress salad. The multitude of cooking classes will ensure that all discerning tastes are catered to!
This event is a celebration of everything edible and dishes out deliciousness. The festival will start with¬† a Cocktail Reception on Friday evening. Saturday starts with a Breakfast Brunch followed by chef-hosted cooking classes and finishes with an Alpine-Valley Gala Dinner. Sunday¬† features a breakfast brunch, wild blueberry walking tours, the Alpine Market Place and Vancouver Island's first Cheese Roll!
Those wishing to participate in the weekend's festivities can buy a complete Food Festival Package. This package includes 2 nights Accommodation, Cocktail Reception Friday night, 2 Cooking Classes on Saturday, 2 Breakfast Buffets, 5 tickets to the Marketplace on Sunday and a Mile High Chairlift Ride. Packages can be booked through Central Reservations at 1-888-231-1499. If you can only make it up for the day, Food Festival events can be attended separately. To purchase individual cooking classes from¬†Mount Washington's¬†online store, go to www.mountwashington.ca
photo credit:¬†2009 Mount Washington Alpine Resort