Feast Tofino is less than a month away, and excitement is building for this true smorgasbord of events, all serving up the boat-to-table food culture practiced here.  We’re thrilled to welcome a roster of acclaimed chefs to Tofino (some for a return visit!). Check out these “anchor” events – with something to suit everyone:

On Saturday, May 7, the 3rd annual Boat to Tailgate Party is casual Tofino at its best, right by the Trilogy dock.  This is a family-friendly event!  Take in live music, a bounty of fresh seafood prepared by the crews of The Pointe Restaurant (at the Wickaninnish Inn), Shelter Restaurant and special guest, Chef Lora Kirk of Ruby WatchCo in Toronto.  A portion of the proceeds will go toward “1% for the fish”, a coopeartive of the local sportfishing fleet who raise funds and awareness for salmon enhancement in Clayoquot Sound.

The Chef’s Long Table at Pacific Sands Beach Resort on Thursday, May 12 is a six-course dinner beachside in the Gazebo with wine pairings.  Tofino chefs will also be pairing with visiting chefs including Top Chef Canada contestant Nicole Gomes, Anita Lo and Amanda Cohen (all the way from New York City!) for a night to remember.  A shuttle bus service is an added value to the $110/person ticket.

If you’re looking for a day party where you can meet chefs face-to-face, the Tofino Dock Festival is for you.  Walk down to the Fourth Street Dock for educational tours, preparation demonstations – with food and drink tastings!  At $15/ticket, this is an excellent way to take in Tofino’s working harbourfront and taste the (sea) food of its labour.

***Due to unforeseen family health concerns, Chef Lynn Crawford is no longer able to attend Feast Tofino this year. The organizers, chefs and community of Tofino send their warmest regards to Lynn and her family at this time.  Chef Lora Kirk, also of Ruby Watchco restaurant in Toronto, will still be attending Feast and is participating in the Chef’s Long Table Dinner at Pacific Sands on Thursday, May 12.***

Have a look at the stellar line-up of Feast events here and get hungry:  http://www.feasttofino.com/play/

Planning a visit to take in some FEAST events and looking for accommodation, Tofino has a range of options from B&B’s to beachside resorts and everything in between.  And when you aren’t FEASTing  there is a plethora of activities on and off the water to keep you busy – kayaking, SUP, surfing, fishing, hiking, biking, spa and more.

* photo credit:  Jeremy Koreski (above), Christopher Pouget (below)

 

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