On June 26, 2016, I had the adventure of a lifetime and a day that I will never forget. I went on a culinary tour hosted by Chef Shirley Lang along with other guests. Simply put, I would highly recommend this tour for any traveller - or hometown tourist - who wants an extraordinary off-the-beaten track experience not contained in many holiday guides. Imagine traveling to some of the most beautiful spots on Vancouver Island with breath-taking panoramas, meeting local artisans, tasting their products - and relishing the delectable cuisine made by Chef Shirley Lang that pushes "delicious" into a whole new dimension. Put yourself in my lucky shoes: Sunshine sparkling through the limo windows, views of long stretches of pink sand and glistening ocean, cool lush forests, then stopping along the way at a sea-salt harvestry, a distillery, a meadery, a vineyard and winery - and finally at an eco-village in Shawnigan Lake where people live off the grid in a green paradise. Then feel succulent wines and spirits as they caress your throat. Sense the euphoria of biting into juicy plump prawns dripping in lemony garlic sauce, eating a mellow and savoury pasta salad and heavenly smoked salmon in puff pastry - prepared by the gifted Chef. And all on a picnic table overlooking a vista of sunny fields and endless Pacific blue. Our day ended with fresh lamb and chicken with garden-fresh grilled vegetables, and freshly-picked berries and cream - with a cold beer. As an evening sun melted into the horizon, we headed home, happy and full of forever memories..
Treat yourself, your family, your friends to this exquisite feast for the senses. And enjoy Chef Shirley Lang's gregarious and warm personality as she puts her whole 'spirit' into giving you the time of your life!
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