Cowichan’s James Barber bash a feast for a cause

The 2014 James Barber bash will be a culinary celebration of the Cowichan Valley, and a fundraiser for Cowichan Green Community’s Teaching Kitchen.

On Sunday, Nov. 16 from 12-4 p.m. at the Old Firehouse Wine and Cocktail Bar in Duncan local food will be paired with Valley wines and ciders in a tradition that honours a former Cowichan resident and bestselling cookbook author, Canada’s late Urban Peasant.

Chef Bill Jones from Deerholme Farm is organizing the event. Jones has gathered talented local chefs, food, and wine and cider producers to put on a great meal. Each chef will feature local food in a separate course. Each course will be paired with local wine and cider to enhance the flavor profile of each. Local farmers have stepped up to donate food for the event, including exotic ingredients such as wild mushrooms and goat.

Jeff Downie, owner of the Old Firehouse Wine and Cocktail Bar, has donated the space for this event.

The beneficiary of this year’s event will be Cowichan Green Community’s Teaching Kitchen.

"The kitchen is in need of some new equipment," said CGC Executive Director Judy Stafford. "Our vision is for this kitchen to become a hub for food production and education. We are elated to team up with Bill Jones to make this vision a reality."

In addition to food, this afternoon event will feature a silent auction of memorable local experiences, and live entertainment.

Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased online through CGC’s website (www.cowichangreencommunity. org), or from CGC’s office (360 Duncan St.).

For more information on this event, or if you are a local farmer or wildcrafter who wishes to donate product, contact the Cowichan Green Community at 250-748-8506 or email vanessa@cowichangreencommunity. org

Just Posted

Cowichan-Malahat-Langford constituents on board with national clean energy plan

Energy systems in Canada are currently responsible for 80 per cent of the country’s GHGs

Roundabout plans at River Road in Chemainus moving forward

Land issues still being resolved before details revealed to the public

VIDEO: Buckman Coe, Tonye stun audience with great show at Duncan Showroom

Emotional performances, great music lift Thursday night audience

VIDEO: Opiod crisis forms basis for film ‘A Just Society’ and discussion at the Cowichan Theatre

It’s good to talk about this issue with your community, panel of experts, politicans, addicts

Edmonton judge rules Omar Khadr’s sentence has expired

Eight-year sentence imposed in 2010 would have ended last October had Khadr remained in custody

Sources say Trudeau rejected Wilson-Raybould’s conservative pick for high court

Wilson-Raybould said Monday “there was no conflict between the PM and myself”

First Nations public art piece stolen in Nanaimo

Spindle Whorl went missing over the weekend, according to Nanaimo RCMP

Father-son duo at B.C. Children’s Hospital helps new dads fight depression

The pair teamed up to introduce the only known research-based mindfulness workshop for new dads

Mexican restaurant in B.C. told to take down Mexican flag

General manager of Primo’s Mexican Grill in White Rock: ‘I’ve never heard of anything like this’

B.C. NDP moves to provide tax credits, tax cut for LNG Canada

Provincial sales tax break of $596 million repayable after construction

COLUMN: Smart phone too powerful a tool to yank from students’ hands

Rather than ban them from schools, let’s teach kids to harness their phone’s power and use it properly

B.C. river cleanup crew finds bag of discarded sex toys

Chilliwack volunteers stumble on unexpected find while removing 600 lbs of trash from riverway

Trudeau sells housing plan in visit to hot real estate market in B.C.

Trudeau said the budget contains measures to help first-time buyers

Most Read