Special events highlight final days of Comox Valley Dine Around Festival

It’s the final weekend for the 11th annual Comox Valley Dine Around Festival.

Over 24 participating restaurants have specials until March 15.

Looking for a foodie adventure? Several of the Dine Around partners have created specialty culinary events for patrons to enjoy. Comox Valley Dine Around specialty events include:

• From the Alps to Africa: A Journey through the Food and Wines of Italy at Il Falcone where participants will indulge in a gastronomic adventure pairing 10 courses of regional Italian cuisine with 10 wines from the length and breadth of Italy – stretching from Trentino in the Italian the Alps, to Sicily off the coast of Africa. This event takes place on March 15, from 1 – 4 p.m.

• Sip and Savour Tours with Ambassador Transportation where guests of this Comox Valley culinary adventure experience three different restaurants and includes appies and your choice of wine or craft beer at each all in one night. Locations are kept secret to maximize fun and excitement. This event takes place on Thursday, March 12, from 5–9:30 p.m.

Dine Around the 40 Knots Cellar where guests are invited to immerse themselves deep into the cellar, where they will be guided through a sensory journey of exquisite palate-pleasing cuisine complemented beautiful 40 Knots Wines, with chef Paul De Ridder (of Beez Kneez Catering Company). This event takes place on March 14 with two seating options (one from 5– 6:30 p.m. or one at 7:30–9 p.m.

• Blackfin Pub Presents: Locals Nite Out where guests will enjoy tapas creations by chef Nigel McMeans of the Blackfin Pub, cocktail creations from Wayward Distillery, amazing wines from 40 Knots Winery, fresh new beer from Ace Brewing and decadent ice cream from Blue Spruce Ice Cream all while enjoying the sounds local musicians Annie and Dave of Easy Street. This event takes place on March 12 from 7-10 p.m., in the lower level of the Blackfin Pub.

Don’t miss any of these culinary experiences which will tantalize your taste buds, please your palate, and inspire the foodie in you!

If you’re planning on coming to any of these events why not book your stay at the Old House Hotel & Spa or the Travelodge, Courtenay as they are both offering special Dine Around Packages, some packages even include free special event tickets with your stay (while supplies last)! Visit comoxvalleydinearound.com for event, tickets and hotel package details, not to mention the amazing restaurant menus.

While these events roll, guests are invited to continue to experience the wide range of Comox Valley restaurants eateries offering prix-fixe three-course dinners for $25, $35 or $45 per person.

The Comox Valley Dine Around Festival is complemented by “Sip Around” – the ultimate happy hour in the Comox Valley.

Sip Around and enjoy drink specials proudly presented every Friday and Saturday during the Dine Around Festival, at participating restaurants, pubs and wineries.

Relax over a glass of wine, the perfectly poured pint or the delicious cocktail you’ve been waiting for all week.


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