Food Challenge offers more great eats and drinks

The Comox Valley 30-Day Local Food Challenge has a weekend of date night goodness all set up for you.

The Comox Valley 30-Day Local Food Challenge has a weekend of date night goodness all set up for you.

Everything kicks off Saturday night with the Comox Valley Beach Party at the The Westerly Hotel’s Flying Canoe West Coast Pub.

Plan ahead for a great evening of seafood and other great eats, with drink specials throughout the night beginning at 7 p.m. Then hit the dance floor with the Luke Guthrie Band starting at 9 p.m.

Tickets are $25, and you can pick them up in advance at the Westerly.

Then wrap up a great weekend with the first Local Libations Cocktail Competition Sunday at the Old House Restaurant in Courtenay.

This great event brings together bartenders from around the area to see who can create the best cocktail from local ingredients. Taste test, sample delicious appetizers and enjoy the atmosphere of this friendly competition that runs from 4 to 6 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded for first and second place by a panel of judges, including Eli Blake of EAT Magazine/Tofino Food & Wine Festival, Cassandra Anderton of Good Life Vancouver, Raul Pacheco of Hummingbird 604, Michelle LeSage of the Best Western Westerly Hotel, and Sandra Viney of Atlas Café/Avenue Bistro.

Judges will review entries for best use of local ingredients, creativity and taste.

Tickets are on sale for $15 each and include a complimentary feature beverage and appetizer. Event guests will also be able to order from the diverse menu of cocktails, and vote for their favourite beverage on the People’s Choice ballot.

Tickets are available at the Old House or by calling 250-338-5406.

It’s all about tantalizing the tastebuds. So, bust out that sexy black dress, tuck the kids in and hit the town. It’s date night weekend in the Comox Valley.

— Comox Valley 30-Day Local Food Challenge

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