By Sarah Newton
When you think of the 100-Mile Diet, you might think about limited options, bland food, or a diet that is more dutiful than it is enjoyable. If this is the case, you’ll be proven wrong on Saturday, August 10, where a locally sourced meal will have guests experiencing bursts of diverse and fresh flavor and a fine dining experience like none other in town.
The North Columbia Environmental Society (NCES) will host a gala night of entertainment: The Midsummer Night’s Green. This formal event will take place on-site at Terra Firma Farms, a new organic farm located on Begbie Bench. La Baguette chefs Olivier Dutil and Sonia Ratte will prepare a lavish five-course meal inspired by locally sourced ingredients and wine pairing from Larch Hills Winery. You can also enjoy a selection of Begbie Brewery craft beer, herb-infused cocktails, and sway to the sound of live jazz, fiddle and acoustic music. Additionally, organizers for the event report a healthy array of silent auction items showcasing an array of local products and services from Revelstoke’s supportive business community.
There is something very special about a beautiful meal prepared from ingredients that carry with them a story you know, and whose production has contributed to the welfare of the community you live in. Sharing this meal with friends, under an open sky with views down the Columbia River Valley, elevates the experience just that much more. Not only will the Midsummer Night’s Green event advance what Revelstoke has to offer for fine dining experiences, but also the whole event serves as a fundraiser for NCES food resiliency projects in this community. This is not an event to miss.
More information about this event can be found at www.northcolumbia.org. Tickets may also be purchased at this web address, or from Art First and Chantilly Kitchen & Bath. Note that there will be free shuttles to and from the downtown care. Tickets are expected to sell quickly, so don’t wait!