Monday, September 20, 2010

The Pictures: Feast of Fields 2010

Here's a slide show of the best from this year's Feast of Fields hosted by Parry Bay Sheep Farm in Metchosin. The day started early with a torrential downpour leaving many people wondering if this year's Feast was really going ahead. By noon the rain had stopped and the skies had cleared, making way for another remarkable event.

About 600 people enjoyed the afternoon in gumboots, walking the sloping pasture and sampling amazing food, beer, wine, spirits, cider, coffee and tea. A big kudos to everyone involved!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

Some of the MANY highlights from this year include:
*Markus' Wharfside Restaurant's tender smoked wild B.C. salmon with lemon creme and dill on crostini.
*Chateau Victoria's Vista 18 and their bbq'd sablefish collars, Granville Island artisan kasu and soy marinade.
*Chef Heidi Fink and her team who served up wheat crisp, Moroccan-spiced vegetables with an amazing mint chutney. A little secret, you'll get the recipe if you take one of her Indian cooking classes.
*Spinnaker's chocolate truffles which were long gone by my second lap around.
*Devour Food and their amazing Laarb, a Laos dish of spicy marinated ground pork served on a lettuce leaf.
Amuse Bistro's Victoria Gin and Code's Corner Fram tomato water cocktail.

Check out another food blogger, Interpretive Stance, and her list of favorites. It's no surprise we shared the same thoughts on how the day unfolded, the downpour that morning was unbelievable. You can also check out some of my photographs from last year's Feast. Here's to another incredible Feast on Vancouver Island.


Anonymous said...

It looks great Melody! next year take me with you.

Heatherness said...

Yay, thanks for the shout out!
Love your blog, have added it to my faves :)

Melody Wey said...

Thanks Heather! It's nice finding out about other Victoria peps with food blogs. I've added a link to yours as well. Cheers!