For a scrumptious, family-friendly day of fun, head on over to Cortes Island for SEAFEST 2017, on Saturday, May 20.
The festival is becoming well-known for the live music played throughout the day, the dessert and craft tables, the spectacular setting at the Gorge Harbour Marina Resort, and of course, for the fabulous food.
With the help of some 70 volunteers drawn from local seafood workers, the Cortes Fire Department, and the community at large – approximately 650 gourmet lunches will be served to islanders and guests. This year members of the Klahoose First Nation will offer salmon and fry bread.
For only $22 a plate, the menu includes barbecued Oysters Motoyaki, Oysters Rockefeller and Oysters in a Mango sauce on the grill. The main cook tent will be serving poached oysters Dengaku Miso, oysters fried in chipotle lime sauce and oyster wraps. Clams steamed in a Thai sweet chili and white wine reduction, sautéed prawns, an Asian bok choy salad with Tamarind Chili dressing, and artisan bread from the Cortes Natural Food Co-op complete your gourmet lunch. Serving begins at 11:30. Pre-sale tickets are available at all Cortes grocery stores for $20, or just buy your tickets at the festival.
All shellfish served at SEAFEST is fully cooked and certified safe to eat. A Kid’s Menu and pricing are also available.
Proceeds benefit the Fire Department and Gorge Harbour Water Testing. Carpool to the Cortes ferry, walk on, and then catch the free shuttle running continuously between the ferry and the festival site at the Gorge Harbour Marina and Resort. See you there!