The GOODS from Feast Tofino
Tofino, BC | Now that spring is properly here, it’s time to experience Vancouver Island’s “boat to table” food culture at the 8th annual Feast Tofino festival. From April 20th to May 6th, the laid-back surf town of Tofino goes gastronomic with a series of tastings and dinners at various locations.
“Feast Tofino is a celebration of our local, sustainable fisheries. For three weeks in the Spring, join us for a series of collaborative food events featuring Tofino’s internationally acclaimed culinary community including our local chefs, restaurants, fishermen, foragers, and farmers. We like to celebrate our ‘ boat-to-table’ food culture and great West Coast times.”
The 2018 Feast Tofino calendar delivers something for every meal, mood and budget, from an elegant caviar brunch with bubbly, to casual menus with happy hour features, a West Coast beach BBQ, and multi-course dinners. Events will go down at some of the the town’s best food and beverage establishments, but also on beaches, and on docks – the aim of the festival, after all, is to highlight the ingredients, people and surroundings that make Tofino so amazingly delicious.
Feast Tofino’s sensational 6-course, 100-seat Long Table Dinner is making its return for the third year running. This year’s dinner will be helmed by visiting talent Chef Lynn Crawford & Chef Lora Kirk along with six stellar local chefs: Tim May (Red Can Gourmet), Robbie Elliot (Shelter), Lisa Ahier (SoBo), Paul Moran (Tofino Resort + Marina), Warren Barr (The Pointe at the Wickaninnish Inn) and Nick Nutting (Wolf in the Fog).
Some other highlights include a series of chef collaborations; notably, Shelter is putting together two separate dinners with Andrew Springett (SAIT) and Peter Zambri (Zambri’s in Victoria); Vancouver’s own Felix Zhou (Heritage Asian Easter) has joined up with Tofino Resort + Marina to create a casual Asian inspired menu at 1909; Nicole Gomes cooks with Lisa Ahier at SOBO; and Chef Bangerter sets up an Inspirational Chef’s Table at The Pointe.
Three family-friendly and casual outdoor weekend events are a promising way to stimulate your appetite with some fresh ocean air by dining on the docks at the tokened tasting event, the Annual Dock Festival (April 28th) that will be hosted by Chef Lynn Crawford, and the mindful all-you-can-eat Boat to Tailgate Party (May 5th), which is raising funds for coastal conservation. Then hit the beach on May 6th, when Feast culminates with a BBQ on the beach featuring all of the West Coast fixings prepared by Wildside Grill chef Jeff Mikus.
Whether you’re skipping over to the Island for a weekend or you want to make the most of Tofino’s best seasonal offerings during the full two-week extravaganza, check out all of the festival’s details and lock-in your itinerary by making reservations here. Have a look below for the complete line-up of events.
Famed Italian chef from Zambri’s in Victoria is hijacking Shelter Restaurant once again! A seasonally & locally inspired five course a la carte menu, accompanied by a selection of Italian cocktails and wine pairings. A seafood driven menu, with wood fire-grilled options, straight off the patio. Bring your friends and cincin! Reservations recommended. Call 250.725.3533
Two of our favourite things! Join Chef Riddick and his team for a special happy hour offering from 3PM-6PM. No reservations required. Small plate offerings include: fried oyster and crab mayo; Thai fishcake; smoked salmon and pickled red onion on a mini bagel.
Feast Tofino’s Grand Tasting Event is located in a new venue and hosted by celebrity chef Chef Lynn Crawford! Join us for the 8th Annual Dock Festival where you can meet our local chefs & culinary partners and enjoy their amazing creations. Local beverage samples also available. We are thrilled to announce our new location, on the dock at Tofino Resort + Marina. Tickets are $25 ( plus tax & service fee). Price includes 10 food/beverage tokens. Kids 10 and under are free. More information and tickets available here.
Collaborative evening with Tofino Resort + Marina’s Chef Moran paired alongside Chef Felix Zhou of Heritage Eatery. $69 for six share courses, minimum two people (participation of the entire table required). Reservations available here
Robbie Elliott of Shelter and Andrew Springett of SAIT team up again for a night of unforgettable food. Tickets are $135 for 5 courses with wine pairings. Limited to 40 seats only. Dinner starts at 6pm. Tickets available here.
Top Chef Allstars winner Chef Nicole Gomes (Nicole Gourmet & Cluck n Cleaver) and Chef Lisa Ahier join forces for an evening of fun and fabulous food at SOBO. Four wonderful courses with beverage pairings: $100 (plus tax and gratuity, $70 without pairings). Tickets available by calling SOBO at 250.725.2341 or stopping by the restaurant.
Crab and Craft Beer! Join Chef Riddick and his team for a special happy hour offering from 3PM-6PM. No reservation required. Small Pates include: Dungeness crab cake & garlic aioli; Local crab bisque “a” chino, corn biscotti & foam; Crisp crab pakora, curry spice & chutney; Half steamed crab, butter & house cut fries
This event is not to be missed! Dine by the ocean with 100 of your favourite friends on a wonderful 6-course dinner prepared by our local talent and visiting chef, Chef Lora Kirk. This event will be hosted by Food Network celebrity chef, Chef Lynn Crawford with drink pairings included. This year’s all-star line up of chefs includes: Lora Kirk (Ruby Watchco); Tim May (Red Can Gourmet); Robbie Elliot (Shelter); Lisa Aheir (SOBO); Paul Moran (Tofino Resort + Marina); Warren Barr (The Pointe at the Wickaninnish Inn); Nick Nutting (Wolf in the Fog) Tickets $120 (plus tax, service charge and gratuity). This event is 19+ only and rain or shine. Tickets available here.
Champagne, Caviar and a view to Chesterman Beach…whatmore could one want to start their day! Relax in our brand new ShorelineTerrace with bubbles and bennies (and more!) provided by Chef Warren Barr.Ticket price of $75.00 plus taxes and service includes a glass of champagne andwelcome caviar canapé. Event begins at 10:00am, please call 250-725-2178(option 3) or email email@example.com.
Be one of the first to experience a guest chef event in our newly renovated event space at The Pointe Restaurant. Chef Jason Bangerter – winner of Relais & Châteaux’s Hospitality Pinnacle Award for Chef of the Year 2017- joins us from Langdon Hall in Cambridge, Ontario. Begin your evening with a welcome cocktail followed by a seven-coursemeal enjoyed at a shared table for up to twenty guests. Tickets are $165.00plus service and taxes. Wine pairings additional. Event begins at 5:30pm,please call 250-725-2178 (option 3) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Come enjoy all-you-can-eat fresh seafood, music and drinks while raising money for coastal conservation! Fish provided by the Trilogy Fleet and cooked by the talent at Shelter. Adults (17+) $45, Youth (6-16) $25, Kids 5 and under FREE, This event sells out quickly, so be sure to get your tickets soon here. Rain or shine. All ages with liquor offerings (2 pieces of ID required).
This year we are teaming up with local chef Jeff Mikus from Wildside Grill. Mikus will prepare a West Coast inspired Salmon BBQ with peel & eat local King Shrimp; featuring grilled vegetables, garlic & rosemary roasted potatoes and caesar salad. There will also be local Tofino Brewing Co. beer to enjoy. The event will be fun and casual so don’t be afraid to kick off your shoes and have a good time! The event takes place on Sunday, May 6th. Tickets are $35/person. Join us around 4pm and food will be served at 5:30pm. Ticket quantities are limited and we did sell out last year so please contact us ahead of time to purchase your tickets. Please email us at email@example.com or call toll free at 1.866.725.3755 for ticket sales.