Support education and culinary culture in our community and enjoy one of the region’s most popular sell-out epicurean events. Visit www.gourmetpicnic.ca to get your Flavour tickets

Support education and culinary culture in our community and enjoy one of the region’s most popular sell-out epicurean events. Visit www.gourmetpicnic.ca to get your Flavour tickets

Foodies get ready: Flavour returns

Tickets on sale July 6 for popular NIC Foundation fundraiser

  • Jun. 28, 2016 12:00 p.m.

The North Island College Foundation’s gourmet picnic returns this fall to tantalize the palate, but food and wine lovers are advised to get their tickets early for Flavour as a quick sell out is expected.

On Sunday, Sept. 18, the North Island College Foundation, in partnership with the North Vancouver Island Chefs Association, will present its fourth iteration of Flavour at Coastal Black Estate Winery from 1 to 4 pm.

Support education and culinary culture in our community at Flavour, one of the region’s most popular sell-out epicurean events.

Visit www.gourmetpicnic.ca to get your tickets, starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6.

“Flavour is back and better than ever,” said Susan Auchterlonie, executive director of the NIC Foundation.

“We’re really looking forward to once again showcasing the talents of our local chefs, brewers, vintners, farmers, and producers at one of the region’s most popular events in support of students and education at North Island College.”

Amidst the immaculate grounds of Coastal Black’s working farm and award winning estate winery, guests will enjoy an afternoon of relaxed indulgence listening to live entertainment and sampling an exquisite combination of food and beverage offerings.

Now, with more than 30 exhibitors already on board, Flavour fans will find many local favourites returning, along with some new faces.

Confirmed exhibitors include: As You Like it Catering, Atlas Café, Avenue Bistro, Beachfire Brewing, Beaufort Vineyard & Winery, Blackfin Pub, Blue Moon Winery, Church Street Bakery, Carbrea Vineyard and Winery, Cumberland Hemp Co., Custom Gourmet, Denman Island Chocolate, Edible Valley, 40 Knots Estate Vineyard & Winery, Hoyne Brewing Co., Ivan’s Truffles, Island Gourmet Trails, Locals Restaurant, Longwood Brewery, Milano Coffee, North Vancouver Island Chefs Association, Painter’s Lodge, Peacock & Martin, Phillips Brewery, Prime Chophouse and Wine Bar Restaurant, Riptide Pub, Royston Roasting Co., Signature Oil & Vinegar, Taku Cookery, The White Whale Restaurant, Yummies & Gyros Greek Café, and more to come.

To date, through the generosity of sponsors, exhibitors and guests, Flavour has raised over $60,000 to create much-needed bursaries that give local NIC students the means to pay for college.

According to Auchterlonie, proceeds from Flavour 2016 will support students and education at North Island College in a new way.

“This year, funds raised at Flavour will support the purchase of new technology and equipment for student use in NIC classrooms, studios and shops,” she explained. “The impact of these educational gifts will benefit countless students in our community for years to come.

There is also still time to join our amazing team of sponsors and exhibitors. Don’t miss your chance. Space is limited. Call 250-334-5040 or email flavour@nic.bc.ca today.

For full event details and ticket sales, please visit the NIC Foundation at www.gourmetpicnic.ca.

–North Island College