Well, here we are, once again, at the Feast of Fields, hereafter referred to as “FOS”, nibbling & sipping our way through a Sunday afternoon! Farm Folk/City Folk organizes this fundraising event every summer. FOS really does celebrate “Summer’s Bounty”!
FOS takes place at a different venue every year. This time in Maple Ridge hosted by “Golden Ears Cheesecrafters.” We always go with two of our closest friends. It’s always fun to see the vendors, restaurants, breweries & wineries each year and we are always exhausted when we leave. Tired, but happy.
Like last year, Krause Bros. was barbecuing yellow corn. Oh joy… I have to report the good news. yellow corn is making a comeback! If you have read my “Where Has All The Good Corn Gone?” blog, you will know my feelings about “that other corn”.
Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse was pouring two different ciders, both really good! The four of us thought the Cocolico fig & honeycomb ice cream sandwich (a toasted hazelnut sable), was damned good. Terra Breads made an excellent pizza with squash, onions & sage in their portable wood burning pizza oven. Loved the crab “slaw” from the Vancouver Club, crab was so sweet. Prestons Restaurant did an outstanding job on their braised pork belly with star anise sweet soy glaze on a sweet rice cake. My husband and our friend adore fresh oysters, so they were thrilled to see fresh shucked ones at the Whet Kitchen location. Rocky Mountain Flatbread baked up pizzas topped with 4 season veggies, herb nut- free pesto topped with goat’s cheese. We all agreed that the fennel & basil coleslaw from Aphrodite’s Organic Café was excellent. A sip or three of Summerhill Pyramid Winery’s Cipes always goes down a treat as did the pinot noir rose from Synchromesh. Fishworks presented the salmon lover in our family with an outstanding (according to him) salmon crudo with fennel & olives. The bison sliders from Big Feast Bistro & Catering were right on the money too.
What a wonderful way to wrap up the summer, enjoying all the abundance available right here! And to see what our talented Vancouver chefs have come up with for our noshing pleasure.