Food and drink – so integral to our survival and enjoyment of life that one almost forgets how worthy of celebration they are – and it’s not just the food and drink by themselves or even combined but also the surroundings and the people with which we enjoy them. This is the celebration, and Tofino is the place.
The Tofino Food and Wine Festival kicks off this popular exhibition of the unity between food and wine with The Cocktail Show at The Schooner Restaurant. The Cocktail Show is an annual spirit and tapas exposition of some of the best wine makers, microbrewers, distillers, and mixologists from across Canada demonstrating a heady collection of their finest.
Here’s a fun video highlighting some of last year’s event:
This is followed the next day by The Tofino Barista Challenge, held at the Tofino Sea Kayaking & Espresso Bar. This is an aromatic and exciting event in which local baristas display their espresso machine talents with your tastebuds as the winner.
Later that same day, the Tofino Botanical Gardens host the main attraction of the 2014 Tofino Food and Wine Festival: Grazing in the Gardens. Showcasing Tofino’s enviable culinary talent and a delicious variety of British Columbian wines, Grazing in the Gardens offers a chance to stroll through the lush, verdant landscape of the Tofino Botanical Gardens as you enjoy decadent delectables, an opportunity to chat with the chefs and winemakers, and hear their stories.
Followed up by the 7th annual Sunset BBQ at The Schooner Restaurant. This delicious and relaxing, casual evening of live music, amazing West Coast style BBQ burgers, seafood, and craft beer takes place on the patio at The Schooner Restaurant, under a beautiful west coast sunset – weather providing, of course.
The Food and Wine Festival winds up the following morning, again at The Schooner for their amazing Weekend Brunch
The annual Tofino Food and Wine Festival is a memorable way to experience a wonderful, culinary weekend on the west coast. Tickets can be purchased online for the various events here.
12th Annual Tofino Food & Wine Festival
Friday June 6
Cocktail Show – 7pm – Schooner Restaurant
Saturday June 7
Tofino Barista Challenge – 10am to 12pm – Tofino Sea Kayaking & Espresso Bar
Grazing in the Gardens – 1pm to 4pm – Tofino Botanical Gardens
Sunset BBQ – 6pm to dusk – Schooner Restaurant
Sunday June 8
Sunday Brunch – 10am to 3pm – Schooner Restaurant
For more information, please visit: tofinofoodandwinefestival.com
Lodging for the 12th Annual Tofino Food & Wine Festival
Whether you’re here for the food and drink, an event, local attractions, business or pleasure, you’re going to want a comfortable place to call home during your stay – why not give a local bed and breakfast inn the opportunity to show you the true meaning of hospitality?