New Gulf Island Gourmet Cruise
A day of fishing, seafood cooking class and dining on the sea
Saturday December 1, 2013
Limited to 6 spaces
$150 per person
$25 special price for 3 lucky CSF members who join by May 9th
These 3 spots will be selected by draw from all members whose Member Share Forms and payments are received by May 9th (opening day of prawn season).
Michelle Rose is trying something new this year. There was so much interest in our draw for the day out fishing this spring, the lucky winner Jody from Victoria coming for her prize day at sea this Saturday, April 27th. We’ve also been getting lots of questions about the best ways to cook salmon, prawns and crab. So, I’m offering a cooking class cruise that will take you all the way from catching, to cooking and eating a simple and sumptuous meal of fresh seafood out on the water.
Full price is $150 per person, but everyone who has paid up their 2013 Community Supported Fishery member share by May 9th will be entered in a draw for one of 3 spots for a day of cruising, cooking and eating on the new Michelle Rose at a nominal cost of $25 each.
What will we do? Included will be a day out fishing for prawns and crabs in the southern Gulf Islands. This will give you a first-hand experience of a day-in-the life of a small boat fisherman and his crew. You’ll see how seafood is sustainably caught on a working fish boat and get a tour of the Michelle Rose to understand how a commercial prawner/ salmon troller is set up, and how we live on board during the season. We’ll tell you able what makes our type of fishing low impact and sustainable as recognized by Ocean Wise. And of course we’ll catch, clean and prepare for cooking some prawns and crab. This will be as hands-on as you want, or you can sit back and take it all in. I’ll share some of my favorite recipes that I cook both when I’m out fishing with the crew and back at home with my family - simple but good.
We will also cruise up to the new conservation area at Sansum Point in the narrows between Cowichan Bay and Maple Bay. This unique area is only accessible by boat and has changed little from when my father traveled in this area back in the 1920-30s.
We’ll come back at dusk to participate in the annual Christmas lights sail past in Cowichan Bay and be back at the dock by 7:00pm.
In addition to the draw for CSF members, there will also be 3 tickets available for the regular price of $150 per person. It will be a great day. Hope you will consider joining us.