Feasts, Festivals, Tours and Winery Events Abound during the 2nd Annual Pacific Toast Event



Foodies, locavores, culinary enthusiasts, and those who just love good food and drink, are scooping up tickets to a growing series of Pacific Toast culinary and winter rejuvenation events being held the weekend of November 7-9 in the Comox Valley.


Wineries, having wrapped up their harvest season, are presenting a unique series of activities and experiences. The new owners at 40 Knots Estate Winery are offering free tours and tastings of their wines that use their own estate grown grapes produced on their Anderton Road vineyard. Coastal Black Estate Winery, the largest fruit winery in the region, is presenting a Caves and Barrel event, in partnership with Natural Pastures Cheese Co. to showcase tasting and learning about artisan cheeses and award winning fruit wines. Beaufort Estate Winery is hosting Cheers Big Ears! Big Nose Wine and Tasting and Pairing, in collaboration with Tria Culinary Studio, while Blue Moon Estate Winery is holding an elegant cooking class with Island Gourmet Trails.


Courtenay resorts and hotels are also celebrating Pacific Toast with a diverse line up of events. Best Western Plus, the Westerly Hotel is offering a unique Taste of the Blues getaway, which boasts a ‘Soul Food’ Buffet with the Codi Jazz Trio, and Sam Hurrie / Blues de Fox Band and dancing, complemented by a Music Jam & Workshop and a Cajun Long Table Dinner the following day. Crown Isle Resort is hosting its 13th Annual Wine Festival, a fundraising event that will showcase local, regional and world wines presented by over 20 wineries and wine representatives in a fun, interactive setting, complimented by live entertainment.


“To see the depth of activities and events being offered as part of Pacific Toast in November is a testament to the incredible range of wineries, restaurants, chefs and accommodation properties who have come together to present this dynamic array of activities for the public to engage in,” said Ron Waugh, Hotel Manager, Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community.


Restaurants and their chefs are presenting their own culinary inspirations. The Locals Wine Pairing Dinner will feature a sumptuous 5 course meal, complete with wine pairing from the award winning Averill Creek Vineyard. Ambassador Shuttle will be offering their popular Mystery Dinner Tours that encompass a 4 course meal, with each course presented at a different mystery restaurant.


New to Pacific Toast, is an industry development event called the Pacific Toast Expo, being held November 6 and 7, which is bringing together coastal artisan producers of spirits, wineries, beer, and cider to support sector expansion and professional development.


Tickets are limited, and many events sold out last year. To purchase your tickets and learn more visit pacifictoast.ca

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