BC Shellfish Festival (Comox Valley)
The Comox Valley will host the biggest shellfish festival on the West Coast. The BC Shellfish Festival will take place June 14th & 15th. The Chefs' dinner (which is now sold out) will take place June 14th, this dinner brings in chefs from all over Vancouver Island/Vancouver.
If you didn't grab tickets to the Chefs dinner you can still partake in some BC Shellfish Festival activities! Starting at 12pm, the beer gardens/concessions and booths will all open at the Comox Marina Park (near the Blackfin Pub).
- 12:15pm the cooking demos will begin. $2 will get you a taster and a recipe card to take home from some of BC's top culinary talent.
- The Comox Valley Chowder Challenge will take place at 1pm, which chef in the Comox Valley has the best chowder?
- 2pm will be the Fanny Bay Oysters Shucking Championship.
The Beez Kneez: Asian prawn rolls
Fanny Bay Oysters: oysters on the half shell
Flavours of Asia: various
Flurer Smokery: smoked/candied salmon
Garibaldi Fudge: homemade fudge & snow cones
Hollie Wood Oysters: oysters on the half shell
Hooked on Seafood: smoked/candied salmon
Island Scallops: BBQ Qualicum scallop skewers
Kyuquot Seafoods: hot smoked Sablefish
Never Bean Better Coffee Hut: baked goods, specialty coffees
North Vancouver Island Chefs Association: Halibut/rockfish burgers
Sawmill Bay Shellfish: oysters rockefeller, bacon wrapped oysters, oyster fritters
Tria Fine Catering: fruit crepes, clam dish
The event will wrap at 5pm. Be sure to follow all the festival information and updates on Facebook or Twitter
Oh and be sure to use the hashtag #BCShellFest :) See everyone there!
(This video is from the 2012 BC Shellfish Festival)