Shellfish Festival gets a Fresh start

Open air dinner and concert to kick off 10-day festival

  • Jun. 3, 2015 5:00 p.m.

BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival

Record Staff

The BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival kicks off in style on June 12, with Fresh Fest – a Seafood Feast and Concert In The Park.

Fresh Fest runs from 4-9 p.m. on June 12 at the Comox Marina and doubles as a fundraiser for the North Island College culinary program.

The $25 ticket price includes dishes featuring Coast Fresh Atlantic salmon, certified organic chinook from Creative Salmon, smoked coho and sablefish from Golden Eagle Aquaculture, Oceanwise Lois Lake steelhead, Manilla clams from Salish Seafoods, clams and oysters from Mac’s Oysters, and  mussels and oysters from Fanny Bay Oysters.

Dishes will be created by some top names and outlets in local culinary circles, including chef Andrew Stigant (executive chef at The Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre), chef Hamid Salimian (captain of Culinary Team Canada for the World Culinary Olympics), Locals Restaurant, Custom Gourmet, Eatmore Sprouts, Prontissima Pasta, Chef and Captain, As you Like it Products, and West Coast Mobile Kitchen.

The dinner includes a serving of Baynes Sound seafood chowder, a choice of two salads, and one of three entrees. There will also be desserts, and beverages from Cocoa-Nuts Coffee Bar, Hester Creek Winery (Okanagan) and Vancouver Island Brewery available for purchase.

The musical triple bill will cover a variety of genres, as indie rockers Zerbin, harmonious folk rockers The River and The Road and local blues man Luke Blu Guthrie all take the stage.

Tickets for the Fresh Fest are now on sale at freshfesttickets.com

The Comox Valley BC Seafood & Shellfish Festival runs from June 12-21.

For more information on the Comox Valley BC Seafood & Shellfish Festival visit bcshellfishfestival.com

 

 

 

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