Monthly Meeting at Pacific Forestry Centre Thursday, September 1, 2011, 7pm presents UNUSUAL MUSHROOMS I HAVE EATEN by Sinclair Philip. Sinclair and Frederique Philip are the owners of Sooke Harbour House, a luxury hotel on the edge of the Pacific Ocean known for its fine dining. Sinclair has always been passionate about local food. He is now very regularly walking the forest to discover everything about mushrooms. He has a large collection of books on mushrooms and works with chefs to discover the best recipes...Read More
October 1, 201111:00 amto5:00 pmWild and Edible: A Culinary Excursion through Metchosin’s Mushrooms. As part of its fall fundraising campaign The Metchosin Foundation is hosting a one–day romp through the bounty of edible fungi that emerge in our forests each autumn. The day begins on Saturday, October 1, at 11:00 am at Metchosin Community House with a meet-the-chef brunch. In the afternoon local mushroom gurus Andy MacKinnon and Kem Luther will take guests on a mushroom foray to identify and collect local...Read More
BC Restaurant Hall of Fame Inductees 2011 was announced.One of our past chef James Walt is on the list!
We are very happy to see James Walt of Araxi restaurant & bar be one of the inductees. James worked with us at the Sooke Harbour House for a few years. We are happy to see is continued success. It is always with great pleasure we see our past kitchen team receiving accolades and being very successful in other restaurants than...Read More
Patty Patching moved to this area from the prairies to do her Master’s degree in Fine Arts at the University of Victoria. Afterwards she continued her study of Art by becoming a Registered Art Therapist. She paints because it feels good! In this series of paintings Patty took her inspiration from the flow of life so visible on the West Coast…the ebb and flood of tides, lush vegetation, a nd thirst quenching rainfalls. Being true and present to the muse of the moment, her work celebrates the...Read More
Raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Carollyne Yardley completed two years in the Faculty of Fine Arts, and is a graduate of the University of Victoria, where she completed a double major in Psychology and History in Art. Most recently, she has taken art classes at the Victoria College of Art and studied with Tony Ryder at The Ryder Studio School in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since 1997, she has been the founder, business owner and creative director of a software application & web development company which...Read More