By Dan Walton
When the Groundswell Network Society hosts a local food-palooza, you can count on an explosion of flavour. And with garlic being featured as the 2013 attraction, set for Saturday, October 26th from 7 p.m. to midnight, Garlicpalooza is sure to be
another sell-out. The bi-annual event takes on a new name for each occasion. Potatopalooza was the inaugural celebration in 2009, which was followed by Pumpkinpalooza in 2011.
We change the food just to keep it interesting, said Bill Swan, project leader for the Community Greenhouse. Garlic is going to be a popular one.
Garlicpalooza will be happening at both Winderberry Nursery and Edible Acres in Windermere. Guests will be treated to garlic-inspired recipes that were created by eight local chefs.
Were really grateful for them to be hosting it in their brand new greenhouse, greenhouse educator Ally Candy said. Its going to be set up with beautiful lights, and the venue is just absolutely
gorgeous as well, so it should be magical.
Some chefs are making their Palooza debut this year, while others have been a part of all three.
Folks at the event will go around station to station and get served the food, Mr. Swan said. After dinner wraps up, well get into the live music, and then we have a huge dance in the greenhouse.
Oso Simple, The OSullivans, and Deb and the Dreamers will be on stage until about midnight, with a cash bar in service. And those attending the event will have safe options to get home.
Designated drivers run shuttles throughout the evening for people who dont want to drive, Mr. Swan said.
Tickets cost $35 and can be purchased at Circle Health, where event-goers can also register for the shuttle.
Students from David Thompson Secondary Schools art program pottered enough bowls for each guest; the bowls will be distributed as a practical gift over the course of the evening.