Feast of Fields 2013

Once again, another fun Sunday afternoon spent bouncing from one stall to the other at this late summer event aka FOF!

DSCN7843 nx2The weather was fine and the location at Krause Berry Farms, we all thought, one of the best spots for this event. What was with those damned wasps? There must have been thousands of them! People were exchanging all sort of remedy’s of how to enjoy sitting outside and not being constantly dive-bombed by them. Have they been awful or what this summer?

We sampled the offerings from the folks of Forage, The Pointe Restaurant, Oru Cuisine, Pidgin Restaurant, Four Winds Brewing, Chicha Restaurant, among others, and munched on roasted corn on the cob provided by Krause Berry Farms.

Kudos go to Four Winds Brewing for their Saison 6.5 ABV Belgian style beer and to Hoyne Brewing for their Dark Matter 5.3 ABV. We were impressed with the beer on offer at FOF. A “like” from me for the Raspberry Ale from Granville Island Brewery too!

Fable got our attention early on with their offering of Urban Digs heirloom tomatoes with housemade ricotta served with “tomato essence”. That essence, oh my…with a splash of vodka (I love my Bloody Mary’s) was certainly up my alley!

DSCN7822 nx2ORU Cuisine at the Fairmont Pacific Rim had us coming back on more than one occasion, us being addicted to good charcuterie and salumi. They were serving bresaola, prosciutto, guanciale, mortadella and God help me, fantastic lardo! Lardo love!

Not being a fan of liver, I personally didn’t try Pidgin Restaurant’s duck liver parfait, okanagan peaches & brioche but the good news is that the “liver lovers” in the crowd were bowled over by this one! My liver lover thought it was the best thing he had all day and kept going back for more to be joined by our friend, another liver lover! The vegetarian in our little group, was not impressed!

Bella Gellateria served up one of their outstanding gelati, this time it was Krause Berry Farms strawberries and Peruvian lime, delicious. I often find just plain strawberry too boring but adding the lime was brilliant, adding a new level to plain, old strawberry gelato! I have it on good authority that they will be making my favourite flavour of all time “castagne”, made with marrons glace. I can’t wait! I have only seen that one in Italy and if I can get some before our next trip, woo hoo!

Rocky Mountain Flatbread had flatbreads with local veggies from Vancouver school gardens, tomato sauce, mozzarella, pesto & goat cheese…nice!

We all had a really good time! There was live music and an amazing Photo Booth Tent where we got photos taken for free, with bins of props you could use for your photo, what great fun!

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