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Spirit City March 2016

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Tune into this month’s Spirit City as Alyssa drops into to Torafuku on Main Street to talk cocktails with mixologist Max. Nestled on the border of historic Chinatown, Torafuku invites you to experience simple, yet adventurous interpretations of pan Asian flavours. Explore contemporary dishes crafted with local ingredients sourced from local farms complemented by carefully selected wines, local craft beers, and a fashionable cocktail list.

Diners are encouraged to enjoy innovative, yet affordable shared plates where east meets west, in a dynamic open concept space.

 

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Fraser Valley Food Show

Make sure that you come down for some great Beer, Wine, and Cider Seminars at the 2016 Fraser Valley Food Show running April 1-3 at the Tradex in Abbottsford.

Celebrating over 155 years of bountiful Fraser Valley harvests and food processing

The Fraser Valley Food Show is showcasing the magic of food and cooking at the Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, BC. Taste and purchase food from local artisan growers & producers and condiments, spices and a variety of hard to find food and beverage products. Enjoy the celebrity chef demonstrations, sausage making competitions, cheese and wine seminars, Bite of the Valley participating restaurants and the Grapes and Hops wine/beer/spirits tasting pavilion. Also, don’t miss two brand new areas on the show floor: The Living Garden and the Spring Craft Market.

Throughout the three days of the show The Celebrity Stage will feature top chefs and featured presentations. This year’s headliner celebrity chef is Bob Blumer, Food network’s Surreal Gourmet.

Celebrity chefs, popular local restaurants, wineries, food and beverage manufacturers, cookbook authors, retailers, artisans, and many others from the culinary world will come together for a three day public extravaganza at the TRADEX Exhibition Centre. The Fraser Valley Food Show encompasses unique food experiences, opportunities to learn behind-the-scenes culinary magic from professional chefs, dynamic entertainment through celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, diverse food, beverage and cooking related exhibits; and of course fantastic shopping opportunities.

Three years ago we have also launched the Gluten-Free Living Show in response to the overwhelming number of people seeking gluten-free products.  This is  the first time such an event has been organized in the Fraser Valley. The first two Gluten Free Living shows were fantastic!!!  This year the GF exhibitors will fill half the show floor!!!

For tickets and more information please go to: www.fraservalleyfoodshow.com

Spirit City with Alyssa Dawson Jan 2016

Our friend and new feature contributor, Alyssa Dawson, stopped by the gang at Tacofino to check out some beer cocoktails. Follow Alyssa @alyssacdawson on Instagram

Here are the recipes plus a bonus cocktail recipe for the old fashioned we briefly mentioned:

Strange Brew:

1 1/2 oz cantaloupe infused pisco

1/2 oz Cocchi Rosa

1 oz lemon juice

1/4 oz honey

Shaken over ice, fine strain over rocks in a Collins glass, top with Strangefellows Talisman. Garnish with mint sprig and a slice of cantaloupe

Bohemian Triangle:

45 ml Old Grand Dad bourbon

15 ml Goslings dark rum

1 bar spoon of Siete Misterios Espadin mezcal

1 bar spoon of maple syrup

3 dashes Apothecary coffee & cacao bitters

Combine and stir over ice until diluted, strain over rocks and garnish with orange peel

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