feast! tofino-ucluelet

Feast! Tofino-Ucluelet culinary festival

May 8 - June 4, 2011

The letter 'A'A collaboration between Tofino & Ucluelet chefs and restaurants, fishermen, foragers and farmers, accommodation, activity and tour providers, Feast! Tofino-Ucluelet celebrates the abundance of locally available seafood and the sustainable “boat-to-table” practices commonly employed by the area’s restaurants and the Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild.

The TUCG unites a community of like-minded chefs, restaurant entrepreneurs and culinary visionaries whose mission is to work closely with each other and regional farmers, foragers and fishermen to provide, support and promote a unique culinary experience that relies on sustainable farm-to-table and boat-to-table practices and the freshest local ingredients prepared with integrity and passion.


Feast! Tofino-Ucluelet event highlights include:


May 9-14, 2011 May 9-14, 2011Salmon Week

May 9-14 with free
On the Dock Salmon Festival

on Saturday, May 14, 2011


May 15-21, 2011May 15-21, 2011Crab Week

May 15-21 with free
On the Dock Crab Festival

on Saturday, May 21, 2011


May 22-28, 2011May 22-28, 2011Spot Prawn Week

May 22-28 with free
On the Dock Spot Prawn Festival

on Saturday, May 28, 2011


May 29 to June 4, 2011May 29 to June 4, 2011Food & Wine Week

May 29-June 4
culminating in the
Food & Wine Festival


Other Feast! Tofino-Ucluelet events

Numerous restaurant events featuring local and guest chefs preparing a diverse array of seafood dishes

Multi-course, set-price menus for $29, $39 and $49, and special pricing for children age 12 and under

Educational “on the water” tours and sustainable seafood processing and preparation demonstrations

Special “Stay, Dine & Play” packages from participating accommodation providers, restaurants, activity and tour operators


Visiting Chefs

Working with local chefs and making special appearances throughout Feast! Tofino–Ucluelet will be distinguished visiting chefs, including:

  • Angus An
    Owner and Chef at Vancouver’s celebrated Maenam Restaurant
  • Rob Feenie
    Canada’s only “Iron Chef,” author of 3 cookbooks and star of “New Classics with Rob Feenie” on Food Network Canada
  • Brad Holmes
    Owner and Chef at acclaimed ulla Restaurant in Victoria, BC
  • Bob Izumi
    Host of Global television’s “The Real Fishing Show,” author of Real Cooking with Bob Izumi
  • Rick Moonen
    Sustainable fishing and seafood advocate, Owner-Chef of ‘Rick Moonen's rm seafood’ at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
  • Hayato Okamitsu
    Crowned “Canada’s Best Chef” in the 2009 “Gold Medal Plates” Executive Chef at Calgary’s celebrated Catch Restaurant
  • JC Poirier
    Chef de Cuisine at Vancouver’s popular Campagnolo restaurant
  • Nico Schuermans
    Co-owner & Chef at Vancouver’s popular Chambar Belgian Restaurant
  • Peter Zambri
    Owner and Executive Chef of multi-award winning and acclaimed Zambri's Restaurant, voted "Best Victoria Chef”

“The Tofino and Ucluelet restaurant scene is rich with “boat-to-table” sustainability combined with vibrant culinary talent,” said Jay Gildenhuys of the Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild. “We are very excited to launch the Feast! Tofino-Ucluelet series of events and look forward to celebrating our unique culinary culture with local residents and guests from around the world.”

“Our community is looking forward to welcoming visitors to the area during the Feast! Tofino–Ucluelet series of events,” said Charles McDiarmid, managing director of Tofino’s  Wickaninnish Inn. “May is an ideal time to come to the West Coast and our accommodations, restaurants and activities offer something for everyone, all at a great value to first-time and return guests alike.”


Feast! Tofino-Ucluelet Calendar of Events


Salmon Festival Week: May 8 - May 14


May 8, 2011Mother’s Day BBQ -
A Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild Fundraiser

Tin Wis Best Western Resort
Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother’s Day BBQ with the Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild chefs! Join us for a day of fun family day at the beach! Local chefs will be preparing a delicious BBQ, there will be kids cooking classes and beach games for this fun family event!

 


May 10, 2011An Evening with Alexandra Morton Details

Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 • 7:30pm
For Tickets call 250-725-3691

Please celebrate wild salmon with biologist and activist Alexandra Morton. Alexandra is author of many books including 'Listening to Whales' and 'Stain Upon the Sea' as well as the brains behind 'Salmon Are Sacred' and 'Mayday for Wild Salmon'. Alexandra will be joined by the Wild Fish Conservancy who will present details of their sea lice study and impacts of salmon farms on wild salmon in Clayoquot Sound.

 


May 10, 2011Three Hour Tour

Departs Method Marine Dock
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 • 5pm

A leisurely boat tour with Browning Pass to Freedom Cove for a locally inspired three course dinner by Addictive Foods. For reservations call 250.725.3435.

 


May 10, 2011Naturalist Talk

Clayoquot Community Theatre
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 • 7:30pm

Celebrate wild salmon with biologist and activist Alexandra Morton. For more information call 250.725.3691 or email tofinotheatre@gmail.com.

 


May 11, 2011Al Fresco Dining

Wickaninnish Inn
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 • 5pm
$50 per person

The warm tastes of Italy meet Tofino’s cool vibe sulla spiaggia - on the beach with the Wickaninnish Inn’s culinary brigade and Chef Zambri. For info and reservations email specialevents@wickinn.com or call 250.725.3100 ext 222 or 267

 


May 12, 2011Hang Ten

Cox Bay Beach Resort
Thursday, May 12, 2011 • 11am
$120 per person

Surf lessons followed by a delicious Chef Peter Zambri lunch at the Cox Bay Resort on the beach! For more info and reservations please email info@pacificsurfschool.com or call 250.725.2155 or 888.777.9961

 


May 12, 2011Cruise into Dinner

Jamies Whaling Station
Thursday, May 12, 2011 • 5pm
Cruise $75, Chef’s Table Dinner $95

Enjoy bubbles & salmon themed appetizers aboard an evening boat cruise followed by a 5 course Chef’s Table dinner with Duncan Ly at the Pointe Restaurant. For info & reservations email specialevents@wickinn.com or call 250.725.3100 ext 222 or 267

 


May 13, 2011Coastal Food Forage

Cox Bay
Friday, May 13, 2011 • 10am

Educational & exhilarating, foraging on the coast with a BBQ lunch with Chef Peter Zambri and Shelter Chef Rick Moore. For info and reservations visit www.jandcsalt.com or call 250.522.0525

 


May 13, 2011Italian Night

Shelter Restaurant
Friday, May 13, 2011 • 5-10pm

A casual “Italian Night” with Chef Peter Zambri, special features paired with Mission Hill and Peroni. For more info and booking, email reservations@shelterrestaurant.com or call 250.725.3353

 


May 14, 2011Salmon Dock Festival

4th Street Dock
Saturday, May 14, 2011 • 1-3pm
Free

An afternoon of tasting with visiting acclaimed Chefs Peter Zambri and Duncan Ly, along side our own local talented chefs to bring you the freshest samplings from our coastal waters!


Crab Festival Week: May 15 - May 21


May 15, 2011Moto X Gourmet

Virgin Falls
Sunday, May 15, 2011 • 10am

Join the chefs in an adventurous day of back road dirt biking packed with a picnic lunch –
a selection of local smoked salmon! For info and reservations please call 250.725.3344.

 


May 15, 2011Belgian Mussels & Frites

Shelter Restaurant
Sunday, May 15, 2011 • 5-10pm

Join Chef Nico Schuermans for an evening of Chambar faves - Mussels & Frites and Belgian Beer! For more info and to book, please email reservations@shelterrestaurant.com or call 250.725.3353

 


May 15, 2011Rustic Gourmet

McDiarmid Cabin
Sunday, May 15, 2011 • 5pm
$60

An intimate evening with Chefs Nicholas Nutting and Matt Wilson and robust crab based appetizers! For info email specialevents@wickinn.com or call 250-725-3100 ext 222 or 267

 


May 16, 2011Open Doors

Chesterman Beach
Monday, May 16, 2011 • 6pm

A progressive evening featuring local beach homes, art, music and cuisine! For info and reservations call 250.522.0087

 


May 17, 2011Hang Ten

Cox Bay Beach Resort
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 • 11am
$120 per person

Surf lessons followed by a delicious lunch with Chef Rob Feenie at the Cox Bay Resort on the beach! For info and reservations info@pacificsurfschool.com 250.725.2155.

 


May 17, 2011Three Hour Tour

Departs Method Marine Dock
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 • 5pm

A leisurely boat tour with Browning Pass to Freedom Cove for a locally inspired three course dinner by Addictive Foods. For reservations call 250.725.3435.

 


May 18, 2011Meet & Greet

Long Beach Lodge
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • 5pm

Following a big day on our local waters filming Bob Izumi’s “The Real Fishing Show” for Global TV, join acclaimed Chef Rob Feenie and Bob Izumi, author of “Real Cooking with Bob Izumi”, in a meet and greet event at Long Beach Lodge Resort. For info and reservations email info@longbeachlodgeresort.com or 250.725.2442

 


May 19, 2011First Class Boat Personal Chef

West Coast Aquatic Safaris
Thursday, May 19, 2011 • 12pm
$120 per person

An incredible journey up Fortune Channel and indulge in Chef Sandercock’s inspired creations as we pay homage to the local Spot Prawn and Dungeness Crab. For info and reservations 250.725.9227

 


May 19, 2011Cruise into Dinner

Jamies Whaling Station
Thursday, May 19, 2011 • 5pm
Cruise $75, Chef’s Table Dinner $95

Enjoy bubbles and salmon themed appetizers aboard an evening boat cruise followed by Chef Michael Noble 5 course dinner at the Pointe Restaurant. For info and reservations specialevents@wickinn.com or call 250.725.3100 ext 222 or 267

 


May 20, 2011Kayakalicious Tour

Tofino Sea Kayaking
Friday, May 20, 2011 • 8:30am

Low tide morning Paddle and Picnic with Chef Rob Feenie and local Chef Stephen Ashton from Darwin’s Cafe. For info and reservations 250.725.4222 or 800.863.4664

 


May 20, 2011What Wine?

Shelter Restaurant
Friday, May 20, 2011 • 4:30-6pm

Mission Hill Winery Sommelier session w/ Lesley Brown-Fine Wine Consultant & Sommelier.This seminar takes a “cause and effect” look at how food interacts and changes the flavor of wine. For info and reservations reservations@shelterrestaurant.com or call 250.725.3353.

 


May 21, 2011Crab Dock Festival

4th Street Dock
Saturday, May 21, 2011 • 1-3pm
Free

An afternoon of tasting with visiting acclaimed Chefs Rob Feenie and Michael Noble, along side our own local talented chefs to bring you the freshest samplings from our own coastal waters! “Grape Stomp” with Mission Hill Winery.

 


May 21, 2011West Coast Dinner

Spotted Bear Bistro
Saturday, May 21, 2011 • 7pm

Chef Rob Feenie will be working alongside local Chefs Vince Fraissange and Joel Aubie to bring you the finest West Coast offerings paired with Mission Hill Winery. For info and reservations email sbbistro@gmail.com or call 250.725.2215.


Spot Prawn Festival Week: May 22 - May 28


May 22, 2011Rustic Gourmet

McDiarmid Cabin
Sunday, May 22, 2011 • 5pm
$60 per person

An intimate evening with Chefs Nicholas Nutting and Matt Wilson and robust prawn based appetizers! For info and reservations email specialevents@wickinn.com or call 250.725.3100 ext 222 or 267


May 23, 2011Crabbing & Brunch

Ocean Outfitters/Spotted Bear Bistro
Monday, May 23, 2011 • 10am
$89 per person

After a day out crabbing Chef Brad Holmes will be inviting you to enjoy an afternoon brunch with the freshest seafood catch of the day! For info and reservations email sbbistro@gmail.com or call 250.725.2215.


May 24, 2011First Class Boat Personal Chef

West Coast Aquatic Safaris
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 • 12pm
$120 per person

An incredible journey up Fortune Channel and indulge in Chef Sandercock’s inspired creations as we pay homage to the local Spot Prawn and Dungeness Crab. For info and reservations 250.725.9227


May 26, 2011Cruise into Dinner

Jamies Whaling Station
Thursday, May 26, 2011 • 5pm
Cruise $75, Chef’s Table Dinner $95

Enjoy bubbles & salmon themed appetizers aboard an evening boat cruise followed by a 5 course Chef’s Table dinner with Duncan Ly at the Pointe Restaurant. For info & reservations email specialevents@wickinn.com or call 250.725.3100 ext 222 or 267


May 26, 2011Floathouse Cooking Class

Trilogy Fish Dock
Thursday, May 26, 2011 • 6pm

Learn the essential cooking techniques should you ever find yourself stuck on a beautiful float home with some of the best ingredients the ocean has to offer. For info and reservations email info@trilogyfish.net or call 250.725.2233


May 27, 2011Oysters & Bubbles Cruise

Jamies Whaling Station
Friday, May 27, 2011 • 5pm
$30 per person

An evening cruise up Lemmens Inlet sipping on sparkling wine and slurping back fresh oysters. For info & reservations email christie@jamies.com or call 250.725.3919.


May 27, 2011Spot Prawn Chefs Challenge

Black Rock Resort, Ucluelet
Friday, May 27, 2011 • 6pm

Chef Hayato Okamitsu and Chef Sean Hansen prepare three plates to be sampled and judged by the guests to see who will be crowned Spot Prawn ‘Top Chef.’ For info and reservations call 250.726.4800.


May 28, 2011Spot Prawn Dock Festival Tofino

4th Street Dock Tofino
Saturday, May 28, 2011 • 1-3pm
Free

An afternoon of tasting with visiting acclaimed Chefs Rick Moonen, Angus An and JC Poirier, along side our own local talented chefs to bring you the freshest samplings from our own coastal waters!


May 28, 2011Spot Prawn Dock Festival Ucluelet

Whiskey Dock Ucluelet
Saturday, May 28, 2011 • 1-3pm
Free

An afternoon of spot prawn tasting with acclaimed visiting Chef Hayato Okamitsu, and local talented Ucluelet chefs to bring you the freshest samplings from our own coastal waters!


May 28, 2011Seafood BBQ

Shelter Restaurant
Saturday, May 28, 2011 • 5-10pm

Join acclaimed Chef Rick Moonen for a BBQ at Shelter Restaurant with local Chef Joel Aubie and local fisherman Jeff Mikus. For info and reservations reservations@shelterrestaurant.com 250.725.3353


Food & Wine Festival Week: May 29 - June 4


May 29, 2011Hang Ten

Cox Bay Beach Resort
Sunday, May 29, 2011 • 11am

Surf lessons followed by a delicious lunch with Chef JC Poirier at the Cox Bay Resort on the beach! For info and reservations info@pacificsurfschool.com 250.725.2155.


May 29, 2011Trip Through Southeast Asia

Spotted Bear Bistro
Sunday, May 29, 2011 • 7pm

Join acclaimed Chef Angus An and Chef JC Poirier for a night celebrating Southeast Asia cuisine with local Chef Vince Fraissange. For info and reservations email sbbistro@gmail.com or call 250.725.2215


May 29, 2011Rustic Gourmet

McDiarmid Cabin
Sunday, May 29, 2011 • 5pm

An intimate evening with Chefs Nicholas Nutting and Matt Wilson and robust oyster based appetizers! For info and reservations specialevents@wickinn.com or call 250.725.3100 ext 222 or 267


May 31, 2011“Flames” Cooking Class

Schooner Restaurant
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 • 6pm

A three course, hands-on, fun fueled cooking class with Maré and Andrea. For info and reservations 250.725.3444


June 1, 2011“Flames” Cooking Class

Schooner Restaurant
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 • 6pm

A three course, hands-on, fun fueled cooking class with Maré and Andrea. For info and reservations 250.725.3444


June 2, 2011Epicurean Showcase

Long Beach Lodge Resort
Thursday, June 2, 2011 • 7pm

5 favourite local suppliers pairing their food with wines from Kettle Valley. For info and reservations 1.877.844.7873.


June 3, 2011Rainforest Harvest Luncheon

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
Fri June 3, 2011 • 1pm
$50 per person

For more information please call 250.218.3515


June 3, 2011Winemaker’s Dinner

Wickaninnish Inn
Friday, June 3, 2011 • 6pm

Five course dinner with wine pairings from Cedar Creek Winery. For info & reservations email specialevents@wickinn.com or call 250.725.3100 ext 222 or 267


June 3, 2011Winemaker’s Dinner

Shelter Restaurant
Friday, June 3, 2011 • 6pm

Annual winemaker’s dinner, with 100% of profits donated to a local organization. Featuring the Alderlea Winery. For more info call 250.218.3515.


June 3, 2011Cocktail Show

Schooner Restaurant
Fri June 3, 2011 • 7pm

Join some of BC’s best bartenders for a unique evening celebrating the art of the cocktail! For info and reservations 250.725.3444


June 3, 2011Bienvenue BC Bubbles

Darwins Café
Friday, June 3, 2011 • 7pm

Spend a relaxing evening tasting sparkling wines from all over BC. Live music with Dinah D on Double Bass, overlooking Tofino Botanical Gardens. For info and reservations 250.725.2247


June 4, 2011Tofino Food & Wine Festival
Grazing in the Gardens

Tofino Botanical Gardens
Saturday, June 4, 2011 • 1-4pm

Annual event showcasing local culinary creativity complemented by British Columbia’s finest wines. For info and reservations 250.218.3515.


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