Despite the crappy weather, Sean and I enjoyed a fantastic Sunday afternoon at
The 3rd Annual ICC LOCAL FOOD FESTIVAL:
"Defending Our Backyard is one of the highlights of Vancouver Island’s festival year. Chefs from some of the finest restaurants on Vancouver Island are working together to raise public awareness of the importance of local food and supporting local farms. Defending Our Backyard celebrates Island food, farms and flavours at the picturesque Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites in Colwood."
We tried loads of foods made by some of Victoria's best chefs, using locally grown ingredients. I got liquored up with some of our local best in wines, ciders, and even mead. My favourite wine of the day was the Star Ortega 2009 from Starling Lane Winery. I was refreshing, smooth and had a hint of apricot. Mmmm!!
If you are a beer drinker, which I am not, every brewery was there to share a glass of beer.
And Sean, being a non-drinker, enjoyed some tea from Silk Road and some yummy sparkling apple juice from Sea Cider Ciderhouse. My other favourite drink of the day was from Sea Cider. A cocktail of their Ice Cider, sparkling apple juice, and sparkling water. So yummy!
The rain didn't seem to dampen anyone's drunken spirits. I really enjoyed it and Sean was in his glory. He loves food - making it, learning about it, and he secretly wishes (or not so secretly) that he was a true "foodie".
It was a great way to end the month. I shall bid May farewell and hope that it takes the rain with it.
Welcome, June! Please bring us some much needed sun.