Friday, July 16, 2010

Do these people look like they're enjoying themselves?

There's nothing like a glass of wine and some special appetizers to make a summer evening special.  That's what we experienced last night with our friends Linette and Mark.  Well actually it was more than a glass of wine--there were about 100 varieties available to taste. 

We went to the Crystal Gardens to experience Taste--a festival of food and wine.  I'd never been to one of these events before and it was both interesting and fun.  It was like a huge cocktail party and everyone seemed to be enjoying the ambience.  I don't know who these people are but it looked like they were enjoying themselves too.


Here are some of the chefs preparing their special presentations. Often the food was paired with wines or prepared with wines or spirits.   

I restrained myself and tasted only one type of wine, Pinot Gris, and it's interesting to see how different the wines from one type of grape can be.  I found one made at Cowichan Bay just north of here that I really liked.  Now we have an excuse to drive up there one day to visit the winery at Rocky Creek.   


  1. Yum.

    Looks like everyone was having a great time.

  2. ooooh joanna i'd love to go to an event like that! i love food, i love wine. i love hanging around with good happy people!! it's so great when you find something special being made near where you live isn't it.
    by the way i'm blogging up my journey around lake ontario that you so generously supported. if you nip over to you'll find that i'm popping up a little bit every two days for the next couple of weeks. steven

  3. Hi Rudee, yes it was a lot of fun.

    Steven, if you love food and wine then this would be right up your alley. The only thing is it costs quite a bit. We went as guests of our friends which was wonderful!
    I look forward to reading about your cycling adventure.



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