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General · 9th May 2016
Susanna Bonner
For the startlingly low price of $20, this year's Seafest cooks will serve three cooked oyster dishes, oysters prepared in three versions on the barbecue, two clam dishes, a sushi rice salad on Curious Farm spring mix garnished with a prawn and wasabi nori, and artisan bread from the Natural Food Co-op. Plus there are more vendors than ever with Klahoose salmon and bannock; desserts, pies, ice cream, kale chips, kid snacks, non-alcoholic drinks and freezies. Not only is this just part of the food listthere will also be clothing, ceramics, jewelry, art and information about many things Cortes.

Menu highlights:
Ayami's Oysters in Miso sauce includes Muin, Sake and Dashi as well as a dark and light miso and black and white sesame seeds
a socially balanced sauce with a hint of exotica.

Penny and Claude's Honest Oystees have all the favorites in the pan: ginger, garlic, butter and lemon--but then Sriracha comes to the mix like a movie starlet in a red dress.

Imagine preparing oysters for your grill and requiring 12 large jars of mayonnaise and 35 bunches of green onions. Just part of what it takes to make the sauce for Oysters Motoyaki in the half shell on the barbecue.

All shellfish served at SEAFEST are certified safe to eat.

SeaFest is at the Gorge Harbour Marina, Saturday May 21st. Serving begins at 11:30. Free shuttle meets every Cortes ferry for continuous whisking of party-goers over to the festivities.

Live music all afternoon and into the evening! Come dance to the lively Latin-inspired music of Zandhunga at the Gorge Community Hall. A salsa dance lesson begins at 7:30 for $5, and the main dance opens up at 9 pm, $15 at the door.

Pre-sale food tickets are on sale in Cortes grocery stores starting Thursday, May 12th, or just buy your tickets in line at the festival! More info? Contact Kristen at or 935-6464.