Sixteenth Bite of Nanaimo

TheatreOneTheatreOne will celebrate gourmet food, local wine and beer, and delicious desserts at the 16th Annual Bite of Nanaimo fundraiser in support of live theatre on Friday September 26, 2008, from 4 pm to 9 pm at the Beban Park Auditorium, 2300 Bowen Road. The Central Vancouver Island area, and especially Nanaimo, is known for its rich diversity in eateries, breweries, and wineries. The Bite of Nanaimo gourmet food festival is a perfect opportunity to sample offerings of some of the region's finest, all at one venue, in one evening. As the send off to summer, this event has grown to be one of Nanaimo's biggest sellout community parties of the year.

Participating this year at The Bite of Nanaimo are, the Vancouver Island University Professional Baking Program, Vancouver Island Brewery, Mermaid's Mug, Tigh Na Mara Seaside Spa and Resort, Firehouse Grill, Lighthouse Brewing Company, Longwood Brew Pub, The Keg Steakhouse and Bar, Winston's Tea Company, Basque Restaurant, Masters Touch Catering, Pirate Chips, Sandy's Ukrainian Kitchen, Richardson Foods Group, Windward Pub, and the Thirsty Camel Café.

Chefs and brewers alike will be vying for your approval, so don't forget to vote for your favourites. Fill out a ballot form and let them know who's tops at the Bite of Nanaimo! Trophies for winners will be provided in the following categories: Best Seafood, Best Appetizer, Best Vegetarian, Best Sweet, Best Meat or Poultry, Best Refreshment, Best Booth Design, and Best Hospitality.

Admission tickets are $10 and are available in advance only at the following outlets: Falconer Books (at Port Place Mall), Tourism Nanaimo InfoCentre (Beban Park), TheatreOne (tel. 250-754-7587), and all participating restaurants. Please note that only TheatreOne accepts VISA, MasterCard, Cash, or Cheque. Falconer Books, Tourism Nanaimo, and participating restaurants accept cash sales only. Food and beverage “bite” tickets are sold inside the venue for $1 each, and can be exchanged for samples ranging from $1 to $5. Mark your calendar and bring your appetites - there will be plenty to tempt the palate!

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