Araxi Longtable Series, Win Tickets

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Araxi Restaurant, a star of Whistler’s restaurant scene, is hosting the Araxi Longtable series at North Arm Farm in Pemberton August 27 and September 11, 2011.

Araxi Long Table Dinner in Pemberton, B.C.

A “longtable” meal is exactly what it sounds like – a meal served to a large group at a long table – but this this series will also see that table sitting in the middle of a field at North Arm Farm (driving home the point of “farm to table” cooking).

Araxi Long Table Dinner in Pemberton, B.C. Araxi Long Table Dinner in Pemberton, B.C.

Araxi Long Table Dinner in Pemberton, B.C. Araxi Long Table Dinner in Pemberton, B.C.

The afternoon will start with a tour of the family-run North Arm Farm with proprietor Jordan Sturdy. Then, Chef James Walt (of Araxi) will use dozens of ingredients sourced from the farm and the Pemberton Valley in order to prepare a 4-course menu. Beef from the pastures of Pemberton Meadows, daily-catches from the coastal fishery, BC’s best wines, and more.

John and I enjoy Araxi so much that I created a tag for it on my site (where you can see all of my posts about Araxi at once). Chef James Walt’s creations are always fresh, locally-sourced, and bursting with flavour. We attended the Araxi Longtable on July 30th and once again had an amazing experience.

Araxi Long Table Dinner in Pemberton, B.C. Araxi Long Table Dinner in Pemberton, B.C.

Over 90 people were at our table, many couples from Whistler and Pemberton and a few visitors hailing from California and even Ohio. Everything is served family-style so you get to know your neighbours and wines are constantly being refilled and refreshed.

Araxi Long Table Dinner in Pemberton, B.C.
North Arm Zucchini Flowers
Stuffed with Okanagan goat cheese, with heirloom tomatoes, Root Down organic greens, red pepper vinaigrette.
Wine pairing: Mission Hill Perpetua, 2008

Araxi Long Table Dinner in Pemberton, B.C.
Cherry Wood Hot Smoked Barclay Sound Sockeye Salmon
With roasted North Arm beets, English pea and green tomato salsa.
Wine pairing: Mission Hill Quatrain, 2007

Araxi Long Table Dinner in Pemberton, B.C.
Pemberton Meadows Natural Beef
Crispy beef cheek fritter, pepper and rosemary roasted sirloin with North Arm rainbow chard and baby carrots.
Wine pairing: Mission Hill Oculus, 2004

Araxi Long Table Dinner in Pemberton, B.C.
North Arm Farm Strawberries & Okanagan Cherries
Strawberry ice cream dipped in dark chocolate and Agassiz hazelnut financier with Okanagan apricots.
Wine pairing: Mission Hill Late Harvest Riesling, 2005

The wine pairings were spot-on but we enjoyed the Quatrain the best (very smooth). The zucchini flowers are something I could eat every day (crunchy and fresh yet creamy on the inside), the salmon was deliciously smoked, and I have to say the beef cheek fritter was a real surprise. Crunchy on the outside and the slow-cooked pieces of shredded meat on the inside were tender and moist. Chef Walt knows how to combine textures and flavours into the most interesting and unique packages on your plate.

Araxi Long Table Dinner in Pemberton, B.C. Araxi Long Table Dinner in Pemberton, B.C.

Araxi Long Table Dinner in Pemberton, B.C. Araxi Long Table Dinner in Pemberton, B.C.

This spectacular meal is enjoyed outdoors and tickets are $160 all-inclusive (4-course menu, wine, tax, gratuity). Return executive transportation from Whistler Village is available for $35 per person, including tax.

If you would like to attend and to experience stunning scenery and farm-fresh ingredients, here’s how you can enter to win two tickets from me (valued at $320) for the either August 27th or September 11th (winner’s choice). Each evening will have a different featured winery for pairings.

  • Leave a comment on this post or name your favourite local ingredient (for cooking or baking) (1 entry)
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  • I entered to win tickets to the #AraxiLongtable series from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/5VANR

    I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 9:00am Wednesady, August 17, 2011. Must be 19 years of age or older to enter and win. Please enjoy responsibly and plan a safe ride home. Return executive transportation from Whistler Village is available for $35 per person, including tax.

    Araxi Long Table Dinner in Pemberton, B.C.

    All photos in this post were taken for Miss604.com by John Bollwitt. You can view more photos from our evening at North Arm Farm in his Flickr set.

    Update The winner is Helen!

    Disclosure: As with all of my contests and posts, I was not paid to write this or offer this giveaway. However, our experience was compliments of Araxi.

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    1. MeghanThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:18pm PST

      Favourite local ingredient would have to be spot prawns. Fresh-grilled, with just about anything on top!

    2. ChrisThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:19pm PST

      Local swiss chard is the best!

    3. MeghanThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:20pm PST

      Favourite local ingredient would have to be spot prawns (grilled, with just about anything on top!) when it’s the season, but Rossdown Farms chicken and Sloping Hill meats aren’t far behind!

    4. KarinaThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:20pm PST

      Oh wow, I love that Araxi sources all their food locally, I would very much like to go to this.

    5. ErinThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:20pm PST

      I love cooking with Richmond berries!

    6. JeremyThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:20pm PST

      We just picked zucchini from our garden, so delicious!

    7. MaryanneThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:21pm PST

      Wow! The scenery looks amazing and and the meal looks delicious! I would love to go!

    8. RAchelThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:21pm PST

      Would love to experience this with my husband

    9. Ruth HartnupThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:21pm PST

      I have never seen blackberries as big and juicy as the local BC blackberries. They’re almost wasted in a pie or crumble. Almost…

    10. Lois PattersonThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:22pm PST

      Beautiful setting, beautiful food!

    11. JenThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:22pm PST

      I love local strawberries, one of my favourite ingredients to use in summer salads and desserts πŸ™‚ This event would be spectacular!

    12. ShawnThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:26pm PST

      My favorite local ingredient is kale that has been coming in from Aldergrove that is being sold at Whole Foods. So fresh and tender and has been delicious in my smoothie.

    13. SummerThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:28pm PST

      Blackberries!!! and spot prawns. and mussels.

    14. CameronThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:28pm PST

      What an amazing way to enjoy a meal.
      My favourite local ingredient has to be a freshly caught Salmon.

    15. SanazThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:29pm PST

      My favourite local ingredient is Salmon

    16. AndrewThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:29pm PST

      I’d love to go this dinner. My favorite BC local ingredient is spot-prawns.

    17. LaurenThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:29pm PST

      I love fresh blackberries from the Sunshine Coast! They’re amazing πŸ™‚

    18. StephanieThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:30pm PST

      Local organic strawberries are my favourite! I love Araxi so much!

    19. VivianThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:31pm PST

      Sablefish! mmmm.. sooo good πŸ™‚

    20. StvThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:34pm PST

      My favourite local ingredient is whatever the fresh catch is down at the granville island docks. yum fresh fish.

    21. MarkThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:36pm PST

      Beautiful!

    22. Rachelle JonesThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:38pm PST

      Raspberries and Blackberries from my garden!

    23. JillThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:39pm PST

      I love Pemberton. It’s my relaxing getaway from the city. My favorite local ingredient is sockeye salmon! If you are there again, stay at the Pemberton Valley B and B/winery. It has a view of Mount Currie that you could stare at for hours. I would love to go back for this long table!

    24. BrendaThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:44pm PST

      My favourite local ingredient changes depending on season. Spring is spot prawns, summer is strawberries, fall is apples and winter is potatoes.

    25. CliffThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:45pm PST

      Local mushrooms are great, especially morels and chanterelles.

    26. SWThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:45pm PST

      Local seafood is just fantastic, but my favourite is sockeye salmon!

    27. A.J.Thursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:47pm PST

      When spot prawns are in season, they are the best local/sustainable ingredient! Love them!

    28. ECThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:50pm PST

      spot prawn season is my FAVORITE. juicy, fresh and succulent.

    29. JadeThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:51pm PST

      blueberries–in salads, in pies, as jam

    30. KWLThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:51pm PST

      Heirloom tomatoes. On toasted sourdough with mayo and a touch of salt.

    31. tralala19Thursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:52pm PST

      Does wine count as an ingredient?! For summer, I love love love fresh blueberries – shake ’em or bake ’em πŸ™‚ Thanks for this opportunity– Araxi is positively my fave restaurant — I’ve had heaven in a meal there many times before and the long table experience just seems lovely.

    32. tracyThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:56pm PST

      the delicious green beans from my own garden!

    33. JohanieThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:00pm PST

      My favourite ingredient is a splash of BC wine! I love putting a little bit of white or red wine in my dishes as a final touch. A glass in hand is also a must when cooking. One of my new favourite is Road 13 Old Vines Chenin Blanc. Mmmm!

    34. Jennie PetrieThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:01pm PST

      My FAVOURITE local ingredient is blueberries; I’ve been putting them on everything!

    35. moiraThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:02pm PST

      Any of the amazing, local meats available at Big Lou’s butcher shop in railtown

    36. KevinThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:03pm PST

      Anything in my backyard garden. πŸ™‚

    37. Stephanie M.Thursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:06pm PST

      love the freshly grown BC berries from….my rooftop garden! πŸ™‚

    38. TiffanyThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:06pm PST

      Your photos are amazing. The colours of everything is so vivid.

    39. TaviaThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:10pm PST

      Yes please! Would love to attend this! Mmmmm…local spot prawns….

    40. KateThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:12pm PST

      That looks so so so fun (and tasty!) I love popping by the Vancouver Farmers’ Markets on Wednesday at Main St Station. Right now, I get pounds of blueberries to freeze!

    41. Steven BarringhamThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:14pm PST

      Local blueberries. Had a wonderful dinner at Araxi’s 2 weeks ago. Attending a longtable dinner would be a fantastic way to end the summer.

    42. WyThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:17pm PST

      I love blueberries!!! I’m happy they’re finally in season πŸ™‚

    43. Ian YThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:22pm PST

      I love baking with gooseberries!

    44. Grace MThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:25pm PST

      cooking with local raspberries while making sweet or savory dishes! Mmmmm πŸ™‚

    45. elsaThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:27pm PST

      spectacular pictures! my favorite local ingredient: corn!

    46. JannaThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:32pm PST

      Wild Coho salmon are probably the most beautiful of BC’s local, fresh ingredients. To be honest I hated salmon until I moved to BC and learned just how beautiful it can be, especially raw!

    47. ChristineThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:33pm PST

      Looks like fun, yes please!

    48. MarkThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:33pm PST

      those pics make me hungry…

    49. Michelle W.Thursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:35pm PST

      This looks like an amazing event!

      My favourite local ingredient has to be the lettuce grown in my own garden!

    50. wono99Thursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:44pm PST

      looks delicious, would love to go.

    51. AliciaThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:48pm PST

      I think local rhubarb is delicious!! Love to bake with it

    52. AdamThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:48pm PST

      I love blueberries they are so good

    53. Sunshine GThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:49pm PST

      Definitely BC salmon!

    54. PearlThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:49pm PST

      Love sockeye salmon and beets!

    55. LouThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:51pm PST

      Mmm local squash is so good! I would absolutely love to attend!!

    56. JamieThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:52pm PST

      The salmon looks amazing, if I don’t get to go I’ll have to make some myself.

    57. andrewThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 5:01pm PST

      Gotta agree again with the salmon..

    58. CoralThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 5:02pm PST

      Backyard BC Blueberries!

    59. YutakaThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 5:04pm PST

      looks awesome

    60. AlakittenThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 5:13pm PST

      Cherries!!!

    61. Paul BuikemaThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 5:18pm PST

      Sounds like a great evening!

    62. Michael KwanThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 5:22pm PST

      Pork from Pemberton farms!

    63. ChristinaThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 5:22pm PST

      Would love, love, LOVE to experience the Araxi Longtable! It looks amazing.

    64. DianeThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 5:49pm PST

      I love our local berries, especially the blueberries.

    65. WendyPThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 5:49pm PST

      Little Qualicum Cheeseworks – YUM

    66. TracyThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 5:58pm PST

      Local mushrooms…with garlic!!

    67. CarolineThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 6:01pm PST

      I love our salmon! And Cherry Wood Hot Smoked Barclay Sound Sockeye Salmon sounds awwwwwesome!

    68. AshaThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 6:05pm PST

      These photos are stunning. Would love to take part in this

    69. RaiaThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 6:13pm PST

      Fruit!! What a great idea, I love Araxi.

    70. RebeccaThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 6:27pm PST

      local strawberries and corn

    71. JessicaThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 6:28pm PST

      Local blueberries right now are spectacular!

    72. Noella KingThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 6:33pm PST

      Blueberries.

      Beautiful photos.

    73. PhoenixThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 6:37pm PST

      This looks amazing! My favourite local ingredients are Oakanagan peaches!

    74. GladysThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 6:37pm PST

      My secret baking ingredient? Toffee bits. Makes everything better!

    75. GladysThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 6:42pm PST

      Shoot. Wrote w/o reading the instructions properly. Let’s try this again.

      My favourite LOCAL ingredient is delicious and juicy blueberries and strawberries. Especially when I can pick them straight from my friends’ backyards!

    76. TracyThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 6:47pm PST

      I love sablefish πŸ˜€

    77. Joanne RicafrenteThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 6:53pm PST

      I <3 Sockeye Salmon πŸ˜€

    78. NicoleThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 6:55pm PST

      Favourite local ingredient is any type of berry. I am addicted to fruit and love using berries wherever I can.

    79. JohannaThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 7:29pm PST

      The thought of this dinner makes my mouth water.

    80. LindsayThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 7:44pm PST

      I love local fruits and veggies so much that I get local organics delivered to me from spud.ca (totally recommend!!)

      In my last delivery I ordered a cream cheese from pane e formaggio which is to die for…mmmm!

    81. LawrenceThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 7:45pm PST

      Local fresh berries are incredible

    82. TracyThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 7:46pm PST

      Pemberton Meadows Natural Beef!

    83. vickyThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 7:55pm PST

      Working at Rain Grill last summer I was fortunate to serve so many local organic dishes, one of my favorites was the array of fresh tomatoes served with balsamic, fresh basil and fresh organic boccacini yum..miss it.

    84. CarolThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 8:14pm PST

      So hard to choose, but it would have to be heirloom tomatoes. Yummy!

    85. JoannaThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 8:21pm PST

      My favourite local (really local) ingredients are the tomatoes from my summer garden! Yum!

    86. Julia FalciThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 8:28pm PST

      Wow! This looks delicious!
      I love Fraser Valley berries πŸ™‚

    87. MaryanneThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 8:29pm PST

      Blueberries!

    88. LauraThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 8:54pm PST

      Tomatoes for sure! Absolutely delicious.

    89. Anita BThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 8:56pm PST

      Wow… How to choose just one wonderful local ingredient. I am going with sweet, crunchy, healthy HAZELNUTS. So great chopped and sprinkled on Goat’s Pride yogurt mixed with juicy local berries (of which I am freezing masses for wintertime smoothies!)

    90. RhianThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 8:56pm PST

      Me please!

    91. VanessaThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 8:59pm PST

      Oh man, what a great prize. I am very envious of those people in the pictures. My favourite ingredient to cook with at this time of year are the Blueberries.

    92. LaurenThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 9:00pm PST

      Anita’s Organic Flour. It’s local and organic and it makes great pie crusts and breads.

    93. MaktaaqThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 9:10pm PST

      The batch of blueberries I got from Delta! I have a great recipe for blueberry rice pudding. πŸ™‚

    94. LisaThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 9:15pm PST

      Toss up between local berries (on anything!) and local vino (with anything!)

    95. RobynThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 9:16pm PST

      This looks super delicious! I’ve been enjoying way too many local blueberries that I’m surprised I haven’t turned into Violet Beauregarde from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    96. Lindsay RowanThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 9:17pm PST

      Raspberries!

    97. MariaThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 9:33pm PST

      Amazing! That table is almost as long as some of my family dinners. I would love to be a guest, rather than a hostess at this longtable.

    98. MarlineThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 9:41pm PST

      Looks like an amazing experience! One favourite ingredient of mine? Mushrooms!

    99. CristinaThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 9:46pm PST

      Qualicum Bay Scallops!

    100. Dave K.Thursday, August 4th, 2011 — 9:49pm PST

      Blackberries. Now if only their season could be extended.

    101. NatalieThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 9:53pm PST

      I love the Okanagan cherries!

    102. TamaraThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 10:05pm PST

      Oh I’d love to treat my friend to such an amazing food event. When I moved to BC she introduced me to the dining scence and the flavours based on local ocean wise seafood. So my first thought is the local seafood. It’s her birthday and this would be a night where I could give her something back. She deserves it.

    103. LauraThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 10:08pm PST

      Salmon!!! Oh this would be too good!

    104. BrendaThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 10:11pm PST

      Cherries from the Okanagan!

    105. Albert CThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 10:18pm PST

      BC Spotted Prawns!

    106. SherryThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 10:49pm PST

      Has to be the spot prawns though scallops from the island are a close second.

    107. FrancesThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 10:49pm PST

      okanagan cherries

    108. RicThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 11:38pm PST

      Blueberries!

    109. tracyThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 11:38pm PST

      o gosh too many to name! i’ll go with blueberries πŸ™‚

    110. JodiThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 11:46pm PST

      Spot prawns!

    111. HelenThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 11:51pm PST

      Salmon! Yummy and fresh.

    112. RayFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 1:22am PST

      spot prawns are the bomb!

    113. KatieFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 2:08am PST

      I would have to say anything from my 1st ever vegetable patch this year tastes great!

    114. HayleyFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 6:35am PST

      mmm has to be salmon

    115. heather BFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 6:50am PST

      I love cooking with spot prawns! I hope I win!

    116. ChristineFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 7:09am PST

      Mmmmm…. My Favs? Spot prawns or blueberries!

    117. CayenneFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 7:10am PST

      In southern california my favorite local ingredient for both baking and cooking has got to be FIGS!

    118. Aileen RFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 7:42am PST

      I love the local feta on everything from pizza to salads.

    119. CraigFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 8:15am PST

      I would love to go to this! My fav local ingredient is Morels!

    120. ShannonFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 9:12am PST

      win win win

    121. BreeFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 9:12am PST

      It’s gotta be the mighty Pemberton Potatoe!!!!

    122. Elain EvansFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 9:47am PST

      My favouite local ingredient to cook with right now are huckleberries, my daughter and I have made some amazing pies with them.

    123. EmilyFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 9:50am PST

      My favourite local ingredient is blueberries!

    124. NatFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 9:55am PST

      Blueberries!

    125. ChristineFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 9:57am PST

      Spot prawns!

    126. FilaFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 10:01am PST

      Strawberries!

    127. JanetteFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 10:08am PST

      Having lived in Australia and South East Asia, nothing, i repeat NOTHING compares to BC Salmon!

    128. stephanieFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 10:42am PST

      I love Blueberries. My best girlfriend is a complete foodie and runs her own small catering company. I would love to give her these tickets as a birthday present. It would be so special for her. Thanks

    129. SammiFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 10:44am PST

      Wow… this looks like an incredible experience!!! Fave local ingredient is a tie between Salmon and Blueberries… especially this time of year!

    130. MarissaFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 10:56am PST

      oh how i would love to attend.
      Right now my favourite local produce is blueberries. Blueberry salsa has been a staple in my house!

    131. MarkFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 11:02am PST

      I always enjoy fresh Halibut from the waters off our coast.

    132. Richard LoatFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 11:06am PST

      Not a huge fish fan, but agree that Sable fish is amazing.

    133. CatyFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 11:06am PST

      Mmm. This is drool-worthy. Favorite local ingredient has to be beets… roasted, pickled, slaw, any way at all!

    134. Karen ZFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 11:08am PST

      By far, favourite local ingredient of the moment is Swiss Chard. I go through a bunch every second night, thus many trips to the farmer’s market.

    135. CaitlinFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 11:17am PST

      Fresh raspberries in the summer and then the homemade jam all year round.. delicious!

    136. myraFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 11:19am PST

      organic beets straight from my mom’s community garden plot at Crescent Beach..i love beets!

    137. Nicole FarleyFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 11:46am PST

      North Arm farms is one of my favorite places! I have drooled over the pictures and descriptions of the long table meals there for the past 2 years. I am headed up there this weekend to pick strawberries. I would have to say my hands down favorite BC fresh ingredients are Golden Beets & Fingerling Potatoes (a close second), both are amazing in a fresh Nicoise salad.

    138. ParkerFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 11:53am PST

      The berries are a must-have from my Farmers Market adventures, and I’m loving the locally raised pork available too!

    139. CrystalFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 12:08pm PST

      My favorite local ingredient would have to be blueberries!

    140. VirginiaFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 12:42pm PST

      Favourite has got to be SALMON!

    141. tinaFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 12:46pm PST

      it would be rainbow trout. yum!

    142. AngieFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 12:58pm PST

      Blueberries! Can’t get enough of them πŸ™‚

    143. CarmenFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 1:18pm PST

      A-MAZE-ING experience, please pick me!!

    144. TawcanFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 2:03pm PST

      Definitely have to be raspberries. So delicious! Pick me Miss 604! πŸ˜€

    145. candiceFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 2:12pm PST

      My favourite local ingredient is the most humble & perfect ~ fig …its a taste of heaven

    146. kevinFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 2:15pm PST

      it’s simply SORREL – My mom makes the best “spring sorrel soup”

    147. Jeff SalzsaulerFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 2:22pm PST

      Biodynamic apples. Totally worth the hype, thinly sliced over puff pastry with a light glaze of maple syrup. Or freshly foraged boletus mushrooms, with thyme and thingly sliced garlic, a touch of chicken stock and some good olive oil, over Mikuni’s aged arborio risotto.

    148. Matthew DaycoFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 2:38pm PST

      This would be amazing. Looks delicious.

    149. HenryFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 2:59pm PST

      Favourite local ingredient would be Sockeye Salmon. Can be sushimi or grilled.

    150. Donna LFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 3:06pm PST

      my fave local ingredient is raspberries and blackberries! Going to pick them myself makes it even more rewarding. So delish in smoothies and pies/tarts!

    151. KatieFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 3:22pm PST

      How can you beat fresh raspberries … would be amazing πŸ™‚

    152. taniaFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 3:29pm PST

      Strawberries are my fav local ingredient, what a beautiful setting!

    153. rinoFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 3:30pm PST

      Salmon is my fav local!

    154. belindaFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 5:34pm PST

      Wow the food looks amazing.

    155. NoraFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 6:02pm PST

      This looks like a beautiful event and I’d love to attend!

    156. JenniferFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 9:17pm PST

      Blackberries πŸ˜‰

    157. CFFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 10:50pm PST

      Blackberries! Though they are a little late this year. Nom nom nom.

    158. MistyFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 11:24pm PST

      spot prawns!

    159. SusanSaturday, August 6th, 2011 — 9:49am PST

      Blueberries!

    160. lorSaturday, August 6th, 2011 — 10:02am PST

      mmm – blackberries

    161. GraceSaturday, August 6th, 2011 — 10:12am PST

      Yummy! My local favourite is sweet chilliwack corn!

    162. MaeSaturday, August 6th, 2011 — 11:45am PST

      Favourite local ingredients are BC blueberries and sweet Chilliwack corn. Mmmmmm.

    163. RikushixSaturday, August 6th, 2011 — 12:12pm PST

      Locally caught BC sockeye. Bliss. But nothing wrong with some sweet BC blueberries – used to work on a blueberry farm for several summers and I never got tired of them!

    164. LoreleiSaturday, August 6th, 2011 — 3:57pm PST

      This looks like a spectacular experience. It would be amazing to attend!

    165. NatalieSaturday, August 6th, 2011 — 7:37pm PST

      I love local blueberries! I just bought a 10lb box (which I didn’t realize is so huge) and have made probably eight different things with them both savory and sweet! Yum!

    166. JoshSaturday, August 6th, 2011 — 9:44pm PST

      These days, the strawberries and mint have been beautiful and bountiful.

    167. JoshSaturday, August 6th, 2011 — 9:45pm PST

      BC strawberries and mint!

    168. kellySunday, August 7th, 2011 — 7:52am PST

      Obviously unoriginal but I’m loving blueberries right now!

    169. SarahSunday, August 7th, 2011 — 9:18am PST

      Definitely salmon. When I organized a long table dinner focused on local ingredients it was the focus.

    170. Melissa S. ScottSunday, August 7th, 2011 — 10:00am PST

      Salmon – I’ve enjoyed it on every Birthday since I was a little girl; and I’ve kept my Grandmother’s Salmon Loaf recipe alive for decades. πŸ™‚

    171. AshleighSunday, August 7th, 2011 — 11:19am PST

      Salmon and local blueberries. TD4.

    172. AliSunday, August 7th, 2011 — 11:21am PST

      I Love Heirloom tomatoes!!

    173. ElaineSunday, August 7th, 2011 — 11:26am PST

      Definitely all the BC berries. This would be a memorable dinner.

    174. Shiraz shahidSunday, August 7th, 2011 — 11:58am PST

      I love cooking BC Salmon

    175. PaulaSunday, August 7th, 2011 — 12:43pm PST

      Okanagan peaches for a summer french toast breakfast.

    176. Chris WaltsSunday, August 7th, 2011 — 7:52pm PST

      My favourite local ingredient is berries, any berry will do!

    177. annemarie slaterMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 1:38am PST

      I would lovvve to attend local blueberries and spot prawns fav.

    178. Kim PikeMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 6:33am PST

      Local berries for breakfast – or any type of seafood from our local BC waters!!!

    179. peteMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 6:39am PST

      Lovely setting. Any mosquitos?

    180. PloMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 6:44am PST

      Salmon and prawns

    181. roseMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 6:47am PST

      Blueberries

    182. AriaMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 6:48am PST

      Figs from my garden in Vancouver.

    183. A HMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 6:51am PST

      Nasturtiums

    184. aloMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 6:53am PST

      pole beans from home garden

    185. CassandraMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 9:26am PST

      Love blueberries!

    186. ChristaMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 9:30am PST

      Crinkly kale is my fav right now. So perfect for making healthy kale chips at home. Yum, yum

    187. MariellaMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 10:13am PST

      This place looks amazing!

    188. TammyMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 10:51am PST

      wow, what an amazing experience this would be. I just moved from Toronto to Vancouver and can think of no other way to experience “farm to table” food then this. I’m pretty new to this world of whole foods and desperatly wanting to learn more about the benefits of what we eat. I would LOVE to go to this dinner πŸ™‚

    189. Kathleen BeveridgeMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 10:55am PST

      Nothing beats local potatoes for me! So much yum!

    190. cherylMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 12:39pm PST

      I would love to win this for my parents 32 wedding anniversary. My favourite ingredient is butter

    191. Serena DeboltMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 12:44pm PST

      I can’t get enough of the Chilliwack corn – its so sweet and I haven’t been able to find any other corn that tastes so good.

    192. DeidreMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 2:00pm PST

      Love those fresh local berries and corn when its in season! Wow…what a great prize!

    193. VinceMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 2:02pm PST

      Love a fresh local chicken and veggies on the BBQ!

    194. EunheeMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 3:54pm PST

      Local berries and fresh produce.

    195. Kailyn SkubanMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 3:54pm PST

      fresh local blueberries for muffins on a sunny sunday morning!

    196. TomMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 3:54pm PST

      potatoes!!!

    197. JanetMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 4:14pm PST

      Morels – sauteed with a little sherry and fresh thyme on toasted brioche. Sublime!

    198. BJMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 4:24pm PST

      Blueberries, hands down!

    199. AmyMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 6:31pm PST

      Sweet peas. I love fresh peas in the pod. Just shell it and pop it like M&Ms

    200. JaneMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 8:59pm PST

      i like to use bc wines for cooking. often i use white wine, sometimes also red wine.

    201. Lynn MontesMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 10:07pm PST

      sooooooooooooo hard to think of just one!! Dungeness crab, salt spring island lamb, spotted prawns, chilliwack corn, langley raspberries, lulu island blueberries, pemberton potatoes ohhhhhhh mmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! What a great event this is!

    202. jeanTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 9:52am PST

      thai basil from my garden!

    203. NickTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 12:17pm PST

      Me and my cousin would love to go.

    204. WendyTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 12:20pm PST

      potatoes, berries and chilliwack corn!!!

    205. jeffTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 1:11pm PST

      Local swiss chard. my wife uses it in her philipino soups…so good.

    206. JennTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 1:15pm PST

      Burstingly ripe blueberries

    207. JackTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 2:36pm PST

      My fav local ingredient would probably be salmon smoked or seared πŸ™‚

    208. ChrisTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 3:04pm PST

      Favorite local ingredient is definitely BC Spot Prawns!! Amazing with pretty much any local produce you can imagine.

    209. KristynTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 3:30pm PST

      My favorite local ingredient Qualicum cheese, in my mind you can’t be a fabulous cheese plate!

    210. MichelleTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 4:32pm PST

      Local BC blackberries, straight off the bush!

    211. GeraldTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 5:23pm PST

      Local blueberries can’t be beat – they are good with cereal, yogurt, in muffins, in a green salad, in a sauce over various meats, and on top of ice cream.
      I also like spot prawns. Must try blueberries with spot prawns some time.

    212. Blair HirtleTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 8:37pm PST

      Very enticing.

    213. HeidiTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 9:41pm PST

      blueberries

    214. KathyTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 10:15pm PST

      BC Salmon! We are so spoiled because our seafood is so fresh!

    215. AndrewTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 10:43pm PST

      Delicious!

    216. Reuben KrabbeTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 11:51pm PST

      My faivorite local cooking ingredient are red peppers from pembertonia. Those red peppers graced my table this evening as quinoa stuffed peppers, delish!

    217. ayloWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 12:56am PST

      Zucchini from my garden.

    218. yingWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 12:59am PST

      Scarlet runner beans. Delicious!

    219. DilaraWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 2:49am PST

      Spot prawns!

    220. DebraWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 9:00am PST

      I love local raspberries!

    221. JuliaWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 10:27am PST

      Fresh, local cucumbers are the best – especially long english cucucmbers!

    222. Andrew C.Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 12:24pm PST

      Love local blueberries!

    223. SunheeWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 3:07pm PST

      Nothing beats BC blueberries!

    224. RonaldWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 8:42pm PST

      White chocolate

    225. CarlyWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 9:52pm PST

      My favourite local ingredient is fresh greens picked fresh from my garden plot – so delish!

    226. ACWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 9:59pm PST

      Sockeye salmon is the best.

    227. JackieThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 12:49am PST

      We have an amazing selection of local fresh ingredients for cooking, I don’t think I can pick a favourite. I do however love our blueberries and salmon. You can’t beat our local salmon!

    228. oanaThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 10:11am PST

      I would LOVE tickets!! My favourite local ingredient is the Urban Grains CSA triticale flour!

    229. jennThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 10:50am PST

      I LOVE berry picking in pemby!

    230. DaphneThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 11:16am PST

      Local blueberries are the best.

    231. johnThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 11:17am PST

      awesome!!!

    232. vickyThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 11:24am PST

      the fresh berries are so so good! A smoothies dream come true – Mmmm

    233. TaraThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 1:02pm PST

      Berries and prawns!!

    234. KarenThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 1:53pm PST

      What an amazing event this would be! I love BC’s sweet corn.

    235. JoanneThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 8:50pm PST

      Fresh dark BC cherries, organic of course… oh my mouth waters at the thought of the many tasty things one could do with a bowl-full!

    236. lindaThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 9:16pm PST

      bc berries, salmon, asparagus, seafood and wine πŸ˜‰

    237. JeanineThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 10:57pm PST

      Local cherry tomatoes…roasted in the oven!

    238. AndreaFriday, August 12th, 2011 — 12:05pm PST

      This looks amazing!

    239. CaresseFriday, August 12th, 2011 — 12:12pm PST

      Fresh herbs from my garden would have to be my favourite!

    240. RomandaFriday, August 12th, 2011 — 3:01pm PST

      Mom’s cucumber fresh from the garden! yummy πŸ™‚

    241. AmritFriday, August 12th, 2011 — 11:07pm PST

      It’s been said before, but I’d have to repeat – spot prawns!! Soo delicious when in season.

    242. Pat TobinSunday, August 14th, 2011 — 10:52am PST

      Would love to go. I like to use wild fennel to make a great braised arctic char. Yummy.

    243. ShaeSunday, August 14th, 2011 — 8:39pm PST

      Love the concept and would love the opportunity to partake!

    244. Samantha ClarkSunday, August 14th, 2011 — 10:53pm PST

      local raspberries

    245. KimMonday, August 15th, 2011 — 8:25am PST

      Definitely local blueberries!

    246. MikeMonday, August 15th, 2011 — 10:06am PST

      Gotta go with the Spot Prawns!

    247. DanoMonday, August 15th, 2011 — 7:21pm PST

      Although I’m excited to taste the masterfully prepared bounty of local ingredients, my favorite ingredient is my lovely wife sitting beside me. We have traveled the world together hand in hand for nearly 20 years. She found this event and suggested it as a great way to celebrate my 50th birthday. We’re headed there from Springfield, Missouri in September. I hope you will introduce yourself if you attend.

    248. AngelaTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 9:35am PST

      BLUEBERRIES!

    249. ChristineTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 9:56am PST

      Blueberries for scones

    250. LiamTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 10:40am PST

      Heirloom tomatoes are great and my fave!

    251. Ryan ExleyTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 10:55am PST

      Chilliwack Peaches and Cream Corn on the Cob. Mmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!

    252. VivianTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 11:30am PST

      BC hot house bell peppers all the way!

    253. Sarah NewtonTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 2:45pm PST

      Pemby Potatoes FTW!
      Boiled, baked, mashed, chipped…even distilled into vodka!
      You can’t go wrong with such a versatile little golden nugget!

    254. NatTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 3:18pm PST

      Candy cane beets!

    255. EmmaTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 3:24pm PST

      Local blueberries and peaches!

    256. MichelleTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 4:21pm PST

      This looks AMAZING!!!!! I love local cherries πŸ™‚

    257. auTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 6:28pm PST

      peanut or vegetable oil(stir-fry green beans)

    258. Tanya KozakTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 6:54pm PST

      Right now it is all about the fresh blueberries! Fave recipe: rinse by the handful and roll into your mouth.

    259. HeatherTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 7:45pm PST

      Too many local favorites to choose from but Little Qualicum Cheeseworks is fantastic! Add some wine from the Okanagan and you’re set!

    260. Andree JanykTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 8:32pm PST

      At this time of year I love cooking with blueberries – sauces, salads, deserts, shakes – and so much more.

    261. LisaTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 8:34pm PST

      My favourite local ingredients are North Arm beets, patty pans and potatoes, of course!

    262. KatWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 9:54am PST

      Green figs from my back yard!

    263. gail whitworthWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 10:17am PST

      Since Pemberton is famous for its potatoes, you have to try them. Combine various coloured nuggets and fingerlings with blueberries, locally grown green beans, kosher salt, olive oil, fresh dill,pressed garlic and you have a potato salad to die for.

    264. TeresaWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 4:29pm PST

      Flour

    265. RinaSaturday, August 20th, 2011 — 3:17pm PST

      My favourite local ingredient is hazelnuts, they are significantly different when one grows them than when bought at the supermarket, oh, ya!

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