No Power, No Problem: Gala Evening a Success
Created: Monday, 19 November 2012 11:59
No power, no problem
Thank you to everyone who made last night’s (Nov 18th) Gala Evening a wonderful experience! In addition to the usual suspects, including Jawl Properties, Phillips Brewery, Sea Cider, and Scott Melville Auctions, we also have to thank the elements.
Last night’s storm knocked out power just before the Gala Evening was due to start! Fortunately, the Atrium’s emergency lighting set the perfect mood for the evening, the String Quartet from UVic was acoustic, and auctioneer Scott Melville has a strong voice. However, the kitchen was another matter.
With no power, the kitchen was left without lights, and without an oven – a challenge Chef Dwane MacIsaac and his Passioneat Foods crew hadn’t counted on. With just the Cook Culture kitchen’s working stovetop, Dwane managed to turn out an amazing charcuterie board with local meats and cheeses, local morel mushrooms with truffle oil on crostinis and a fabulous Peace River Beef Tenderloin with wild BC Mushrooms. However, it wasn’t until the power was restored at 9:00 pm, and Zambri’s Restaurant offered the use of their ovens, that Dwane was able to bring his handcrafted pizza and chocolate bread pudding.
It was a memorable, and wonderful, evening for us. We hope that everyone can join us again next year – even the storm is welcome.