Sips and Seafood Contest

Aura Restaurant and the Inn at Laurel Point have provided me with 2 tickets to Sips and Seafood, Friday July 22nd 6:30-9:30pm (part of Taste Victoria) as a Twitter/blog contest.

Feast on local, sustainable seafood (prepared by Executive Chef Takashi Ito and his culinary team and supplied by Finest at Sea) and taste an array of BC wines, beer, spirits and tea while wandering through the hand-tended Japanese garden at the Inn at Laurel Point.

Simply retweet my #sns11 tweet and/or comment on this blog post to be entered. You must be able to attend the event in order to be awarded the tickets.

I will draw at noon on Tuesday July 19th using and contact the winner immediately. If unable to contact the winner within 24 hours, I will re-draw.

Chef Takashi Ito prepares albacore tuna

July 21 – 24, 2011 marks the third-annual Taste: Victoria’s Festival of Food and Wine – a popular event that celebrates Vancouver Island cuisine and British Columbian wines. The festival, known for its culinary consciousness and integrity, kicks off on Thursday, July 21 with The Main Event, a local tasting and grazing evening, and follows with three days of gastronomic indulgence. Taste is supported by a number of local winemakers, chefs, artisan producers, farmers and fishers – all key players in helping to make Vancouver Island a vibrant culinary destination. All proceeds from the event will go to The Land Conservancy, an organization with a strong future vision of the region’s food scene.

Taste is the brainchild of local Victoria gal Kathy McAree. As a culinary tour operator, facilitator, writer and speaker, Kathy has blazed culinary trails around the globe, is proud to call Victoria home and loves to share stories about this region’s rich culinary offerings. Kathy is a board advisor of the International Culinary Tourism Association and her industry knowledge, skill and passion is evident in her hour-long radio show, “In Good Taste” (Saturdays on CFAX 1070). For the past three years, Kathy has worked tirelessly to ensure Taste maintains its spot as Victoria’s top culinary and wine event.

Industry event welcoming Chef Ito

Aura Restaurant patio, Inn at Laurel Point

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  1. Love to win, sounds like a great time!

  2. Maggie Kerr-Southin says

    I’ve attended Sips and Seafood for the last two years. It is definitely the BEST food event of the year. Where else can you taste a variety of seafood, all fished within 24 hours, with local wine, beer and gin? Freshest, tastiest, expertly prepared and paired seafood in Victoria.

    Don’t miss Sips and Seafood!

  3. Stephanie Greaves says

    This is such a GREAT event! Hoping to see you there!!!


  4. Joke Jonker says

    This must be a great food event. All the fresh sea food. and nice local wine. The best there’s

  5. Would love to go… mmmm, sounds delicious!

  6. wine and seafood and an event and Victoria – my 4 favourite summer things

  7. This looks like an amazing event – combines two of my favs!!

  8. So want to go. Thanks for putting this contest on!

  9. Graeme McNeil says

    Very generous, I hope I get lucky!

  10. Have not been to the SNS before – but the event looks to be incredible – hard to decide the best part – the sustainable seafood (prepared by Chef Ito), local sips or the great venue – the Laurel Point has the best patio & view. It’s instant de-stress – the perfect remedy to the end of the work week.

  11. yay contest 🙂


  12. Elsa Yan says

    I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  13. Adam Lee says

    Please enter me in! Thanks!

  14. Great event! I am able to attend. Since event will be after the local movie stuff is done 🙂

  15. Stephanie Greaves says


    Am really looking forward to your draw this afternoon!!!

    Hope you are having a SUPER day!


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