No doubt about it, the chowder tasting at the 31st Annual Fort Bragg Whale Festival (March 16-17) is bound to be one of the weekend’s most popular events. Add the cooking talents of the town’s best chefs to the mix with their world class, mouth-watering recipes and you’ll find people rushing to line up for a sample.
The tasting will be held at Town Hall (363 N Main Street) on Saturday, March 16 between 11:00am–1:00pm or until chowder runs out.
This year, vegans and vegetarians will have reason to rejoice: The Living Light Culinary Institute, a global leader in raw food cooking, will join the fray with a succulent corn and sweet potato choice.
Here’s the recipe:
Corn and Sweet Potato Chowder – white potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, celery, leeks, cashews, Himalayan salt, white pepper.
“The most important thing we learned from the Food Bank tasting was that most people were surprised to know that we serve HOT SOUP,” says Joe Seta, Living Light’s Marketplace and Cafe manager. “It’s true! Even raw foodists get cold, especially with the damp cold of the North Coast, and an easy way to warm up is from the inside out.” Joe also notes: “The Living Light Cafe serves 2 delicious hot, vegan, gluten-free soups daily and also a hot grain-of-the-day (quinoa, rice, etc.).”
The price for chowder tasting (see list below) is right, too — just $10.
We offer a special thanks to our current list (more may be added) of participating restaurants:
– CAFE’ ONE
– CLIFF HOUSE
– HARVEST MARKET
– LIVING LIGHT
– SAL’S BISTRO/SENIOR CENTER