Plenty of people talk about farm-to-table dining these days. But on Vancouver Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands, its truly a way of life. And why not, when there is so much abundance to choose from? From the Comox Valley to the Cowichan to Salt Spring Island, youll find everything from truffles to tea, passionfruit to Pinot Noir, water buffalo to the most delicately briny oysters. Island Eats is a tribute to the vibrant food culture of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands and the celebration of a passionate culinary community built on the edge of a continent.
Whether theyre shucking oysters and rolling pasta just for you, pouring you a glass of local wine, telling you about the best surf beach or hiking trail or the cool new craft brewery in town, the chefs, mixologists, and food artisans profiled in this cookbook have contributed to the heartfelt food traditions of a rare culinary destination
Featuring more than 80 signature dishes, from a classic salmon chowder to island-foraged chantarelle risotto, apple pie waffles to bannock ice-cream sandwich, this inspired collection boasts locally-minded, soul-satisfying dishes that readers will want to make again and again.
Nestled in the Heart of Vancouver Island, The Alberni Valley was known for many years solely for its forestry and paper mill industries. These days the area is reinventing itself and finding new purpose in tourism, recreation, and a new wave of brave entrepreneurs. Twin City Brewing is an initiative to produce fresh, locally crafted ales for the surrounding community and beyond.
The name itself is throwback to the era leading up to 1967 when the Alberni Valley was made of two distinct municipalities, Alberni and Port Alberni. This was a time when the forestry and pulp mill industries were booming, and product quality was king. Eventually the two communities joined together as one. We want to incorporate that same attention to product quality and sense of community today. Just a small reminder that you have to know where you’ve been to know where you’re going.
Trouble placing an order? Call us direct at (778) 419-2739.
4503 Margaret Street. Port Alberni, BC. V9Y 6G8 (License #307257)
Brewery Pickup Hours
Sunday to Thursday
11:30am to 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday
11:30am to 10:00pm