Sunday dining series fills Surrey with local flavour in September
Monday, September 12, 2016

Elements Casino in Cloverdale is one of the participating restaurants taking part in a campaign to support local agriculture in Surrey this month.

Dine Out, Eat Local: Farm Fresh Sundays is a dining series highlighting the city of Surrey's first-ever Agricultural Week (Sept. 13-17).

Every Sunday in September, Surrey residents are encouraged to eat locally-farmed ingredients by dining out.

Eateries across the city – including Elements Casino, which is offering a set price menu with such locally-sourced ingredients as blueberries, peaches and kale – are showcasing specially-designed dinner menus featuring at least one-third, locally-farmed ingredients.

The other restaurants are Bozzinnis, Maharaja Restaurant, Old Surrey Restaurant, Royal Oak Restaurant, Tap Restaurant (Tuesdays instead of Sundays), and The Taphouse.

The casino's Farm Fresh Sunday menu includes an appetizer, main course, and dessert. Choose from heirloom tomato and bocconcini salad or spinach and blueberry salad; honey and Korean spice baby back ribs or Chinook salmon, Orecchiette with Surrey Kale Pesto for the main course.

For dessert there's Surrey Blueberry and Apple Crumble with vanilla ice cream or warm Surrey Peach Upsidedown Cake with whipped cream.

There are also several events planned for Surrey Agriculture Week.

On Thursday, Sept. 15 there's an Agriculture Land Leasing workshop at Surrey City Hall, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This interactive session is for land owners who are interested in leasing out their agricultural land, and for farmers seeking to lease land for agricultural purposes. Tickets are $30 and include lunch.

The Agricultural Speakers Forum is Friday, Sept. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., also at Surrey City Hall (Centre Stage). Learn what it takes for a healthy, vibrant and resilient food system to function and address the challenges, opportunities and priorities facing Surrey's food system and the local economy.

Pie in the Plaza is a family festival on Saturday, Sept. 17 at City Hall Civic Plaza featuring B.C.'s largest blueberry pie – big enough for the first 2,000 guests, animal mascots and a pie-throwing contest.

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Source: The Cloverdale Reporter / Jennifer Lang