Chefs Nick Nutting & Joël Watanabe Pair For Big Feast At Tofino’s ‘Wolf In The Fog’


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Tofino, BC | Wolf in the Fog’s Chef Nick Nutting and Chef Joël Watanabe (Vancouver’s Kissa Tanto and Bao Bei) kick off Feast Tofino with an unforgettable evening of Asian and Italian inspired street eats at the Tofino Botanical Gardens on May 5 (6-10pm, $65 plus tax).

Both restaurants have been awarded the prestigious accolade of Best New Restaurant in Canada and the renowned chefs will be celebrating the start of Feast, Tofino’s premier boat-to-table food festival, which takes place May 5-21, 2017.

Wolf in the Fog was awarded Air Canada enRoute Magazine’s Best New Restaurant in Canada title in 2014, after opening to rave reviews that summer. Kissa Tanto took the 2016 award when Chef Watanabe wowed judges with his unique and inventive fusion of Italian and Japanese flavours. “We’re stoked to work with Chef Watanabe to kick off Feast and bring our community a taste of Canada’s best cooking,” says Chef Nick Nutting. “We’ll be welcoming spring with cocktail samples, street food, and a raw bar that shows off our local bounty.”

Wolf in the Fog will also be taking part in Feast’s 4th Annual Boat to Tailgate Party, which brings live music to the dock as community culinary partners cook up the fresh catch to help fundraise money for local salmon research with Central West Coast Forest Society (6-9pm, May 6, $45 plus tax). The Wolf Pack will also be attending the festival’s final event, the Tofino Dock Festival on May 20 ($20, 12-3pm), to celebrate the amazingly fresh seafood that Chef Nutting uses every day in the Wolf in the Fog kitchen.

Visit to book tickets for Feast events. Book collaborative dinner tickets online or call Wolf in the Fog at 250-725-9653.



150 Fourth Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0
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The Restaurant: Dinner 5pm-12am
The Den: Lunch 9am–5pm | Dinner 5pm-12am


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Key People


Chef – Nick Nutting
Front of House Manager – Jorge Barandiaran
Bar Manager – Hailey Pasemko
Pastry Chef – Joel Ashmore
Sous Chef – Martin Dean

About Wolf In The Fog


Wolf in the Fog’s culinary influence lies with the local fishermen and foragers, providing a magnificent array of produce from Tofino’s doorstep. Fresh seafood and fish is complemented by meat and grain from Vancouver Island farmers and wild greens and mushrooms foraged from the plentiful forests and seashores of Tofino.

The ingredients land in the skillful and confident hands of Chef Nick Nutting and his team. Capturing the raw vitality of Tofino, Chef Nick Nutting’s seasonal menu – focusing on family style and encouraging guests to engage with the dishes – reflects the allure of Tofino itself: honest, rustic and at the very end of the road. Bold flavours, simple preparation and honed techniques blend to create a menu brimming with passion and verve.

Wolf in the Fog’s cocktail program echoes the Tofitian cuisine prepared by the restaurant team. Signature cocktails crafted by Bar Manager Hailey Pasemko incorporate wild and homegrown ingredients like native berries and cedar and include large format cocktails to match share platters. The carefully curated wine program features British Columbia wines by the glass, a blend of international and homegrown wines by the bottle, and rare and exceptional bottle on the Owner’s Selection wine list. Lastly to the taps – try a selection of beers from local craft breweries such as Tofino Brewing Co., Driftwood Brewing Co. and Hoyne Brewing Co.

Downstairs, The Den offers coffee and freshly baked pastries in the morning, as well as a variety of gourmet sandwiches on artisan breads, fresh from the Wolf in the Fog kitchen.

The interior of Wolf in the Fog is intended to mirror Tofino’s striking natural environment, while retaining a warm and welcoming character. Features include a natural and reclaimed wood structure with modern industrial touches, a beautiful 14-foot feature communal table and original artworks from acclaimed local and international artists.

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