Come Raise a Glass and Meet and Greet the Islands’ Very Best Food Artisans. We’ll be pouring the perfect cider pairings! In an exclusive evening to celebrate the launch of Don Genova’s brand-new book, Food Artisans of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands Hosted by CBC Radio’s Jo-Ann Roberts Place: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson (#6 1701 Douglas Street) Time: 7-9 pm Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014 Purchase Tickets: $35 individual / $50 couple (includes a signed copy of the book) Early bird ticket buyers (first 50) will receive a specially-labeled Bean-to-Bar chocolate bar from Organic Fair! Enjoy demonstrations by local chefs Bill Jones and David Mincey, and sample amazing local fare from:YOB! (Bring Your Own Book) If you already have a copy of Food Artisans, but want to join in the fun and have your book signed, purchase a ticket for just $20. You need to brink your book as a condition of entry.*** Cowichan Bay Seafood Island Spice Trade Silk Road Tea Salt Spring Island Cheese Organic Fair The Whole Beast Salumeria at Ravenstone Farm Artisan Meats New artisans announced! Also in attendance and sampling their products: The Creamery at Cheese Pointe Farm (Hilary Abbott), Spinnakers with beer, vinegar and drinking vinegars (shrubs), Tree Island Yogurt, Dad’s Westcoast Awesome Sauces, Golda’s Pesto, Venturi-Schulze Wines and Balsamic Vinegars, Sea Cider, Merridale Estate Cidery, Cowichan Pasta and Olive the Senses.