Fresh Fest Fact Sheet

Event Information:

Fresh Fest, one of the signature events for the 10th annual BC Seafood & Shellfish Festival, showcases the talents of the province’s top chefs and features B.C.’s farm-raised seafood paired with B.C. VQA wines.

June 10, 2016, 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Old House Hotel (1730 Riverside Ln, Courtenay, B.C.)

Fresh Fest celebrates unique culinary seafood creations by talented chefs:

  • Chef Ned Bell – Founder of Chefs For Oceans / Yew Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver
    • Ned Bell’s famous Coho Salmon Mini Burger – served on a sesame brioche bun with fennel, lime & vanilla mayo
  • Chef Ronald St. Pierre – Locals Restaurant, Courtenay
    • Pan Seared Sablefish Salad – Pattison Farms & Eatmore Sprouts organic spring greens mixed with Bates Beach Farms fresh strawberry, basil salsa & Cider Press organic apple cider vinaigrette
  • Chef Matt Horn – Cowichan Pasta Company, Cowichan Bay
    • Marinated Mussels & Clams – tossed with Khorasan Gemelli Pasta, early summer vegetables & Tree Island Yogurt herb vinaigrette
  • Chef Andrew Shepherd – Vancouver Island Salt Company, Cobble Hill
    • B.C. Steelhead Gravlax cured with Vancouver Island sea salt – served on an ancient grain wood fired crostini with a tequila, lime infused cream cheese & seasoned with local hazelnut oil & fresh pepper
  • Chef Nyle Petherbridge – Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa, Courtenay
    • Cold Smoked Organic Chinook Salmon
    • Champagne Cured Salmon Roe – served on a blini with crème fraiche
  • Chef Nathan Tymchuck – Vancouver Island
    • Sturgeon Mousse – lightly smoked sturgeon wrapped in vodka infused cucumber with chive foam and garnished with sturgeon caviar
  • Chef Siddharth Choudhary – Siddhartha’s Kitchen, Vancouver & Chef Laura Gosnell – Clandestine Dining, Vancouver Island
    • Coastal Coconut Barbequed Salmon Delight – Cumin and cilantro marinated BBQ salmon, served with steamed rice cake on a banana leaf & drizzled with a mustard coconut dressing
  • Additional menu items will include:
    • Shucked Oysters – served with condiments
    • Hardy Buoys smoked salmon

Energizing Musical Tones:

Vancouver Island’s talented Luke Blu Guthrie will entertain the crowd with live music. As a highly versatile rhythm and blues performer, Luke will perform original material of soulful and passionate songs.

Media Contact:

Lara Greasley
Manager, Marketing and Communications,
Comox Valley Economic Development & Tourism
Office: 250-334-2427  Ext: 233