Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year!

I spent New Year's long weekend in Tofino in an amazing rental home on Chesterman Beach.
It was the second year in a row that I've come to the area with the same group of people to ring in the New Year (last year we stayed in nearby Ucluelet.) Just like last year, this trip was amazingly fun with great people, epic partying, in a mind-blowingly beautiful location.
And on top of all of the fun and amazing settings- we ate amazing food all weekend. Our group of 16-20 people were split into meal times for brunches and dinners and everyone pulled out the stops to make mouth-watering meals. We arrived late on the Friday evening and sadly missed out on a delicious baked ham dinner with all of the fixings and homemade garlic bread and I didn't get a photo of that...but I tried to capture all of the other amazing food we had all weekend.

Saturday Brunch: Eggs Benedict with a side of sliced fruit! This was delicious- eggs were perfectly poached, bacon was delightfully crispy, and they nailed the hollandaise sauce.

Saturday Dinner: Country Comfort Food featuring Two Types of Pulled Pork Sandwiches (Carolina and Classic), Coleslaw, Mustard Green Beans with Almonds, Baked Mac and Cheese (with and without ham), Vegetarian Chili, Dill Pickles, and Sweet Corn.

Sunday Brunch: Breakfast Sandwiches with Scrambled Egg, Avocado, Homemade Salsa, and Bacon with Mimosas, Sliced Fruit, and Pull-Apart Cinammon Loaves.

Sunday Dinner: Fresh Salmon Sashimi, a variety of fresh home-made sushi rolls (filled with fresh fish, octopus, vegetables, and fruit), and Pho Noodle Soup. Amazing!

What a great culinary farewell to 2011 and kick-off to 2012!!!

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