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Chemainus emerges as a culinary hot spot

Foodies rejoice! Taste of Chemainus runs from April 4-7, 2019.

As one of the best-kept culinary secrets of the Cowichan Valley, Chemainus offers award-winning eateries ranging from funky sidewalk cafes, bakeries and bistros to formal cuisine and specialty restaurants.

“We’re excited to welcome foodies and boast Chemainus’ delicious and diverse restaurant and café options,” says Chris Istace, president of the Chemainus Business Improvement Association. “Chefs from around the world have opened eateries in Chemainus, offering incredible knowledge, skills and delectable food fusions.”

Six food and beverage businesses are participating this year: Bonnie Martin Restaurant, Nic’s Café, Owl’s Nest Bakery Bistro, Pho Triple 7 Restaurant, Thai Pinto Cuisine and Utopia Bakery. Each eatery will feature enticing dishes and/or drinks designed to showcase their skills.

Try mouth-watering specials

Start your morning off at Nic’s Café with a mouth-watering breakfast bagel as you take in the cozy atmosphere. Top it off with a tasty homemade baked good and a delicious specialty coffee.

Utopia Bakery Café is featuring a soup and sandwich combo. Focusing on freshness, Utopia makes all soups, bread and sandwiches from scratch. Each day features vegetarian and meat soup options and a different sandwich. This combo also features a delightful daily drink special such as caramel mocha and vanilla chai.

Head over to Owl's Nest Bakery Bistro to sample their delectable burger specials: Beef burger with avocado, tomato & cheese and a chickpea veggie burger with Greek yogurt, cucumber and greens. There will also be plenty of delicious desserts to try as well as cold brew coffee.

Thai Pinto Cuisine is showcasing two delicious dishes. The tasty Coconut soup (Tom Kha) is served with a choice of chicken, beef or prawns soup with coconut milk, galangal lemongrass, mushrooms, tomato, onion and cilantro. Also being featured, the lettuce wrap is served with crispy vermicelli, stir-fried noodles, carrots, mushrooms and onions served with fresh lettuce.

More specific dishes being featured during Taste of Chemainus will be announced leading up to the event. Join our FB Event Page to get the latest updates.

Don’t miss this culinary event of the season.

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