Saturday, June 15, 2013

Dining 'In' just got tastier with the launch of Flavours of Tofino cookbook

Celebrating 40 Years Through the Senses

TOFINO, BRITISH COLUMBIA - Pacific Sands Beach Resort celebrates 40 years of memories to last a lifetime, dishing out the launch of its 'Flavours of Tofino' commemorative cookbook and the Forty and Fabulous Anniversary package.

Pacific Sands - bubbles 40 years ago, the Pettinger Family had a vision to build a resort that offered a true home-away-from- home experience. Their goal was to create a special place for families, friends and loved ones to escape, relax and enjoy that deep breath of Pacific West Coast air.

Today, families and loved ones gather and experience the scents and sounds of the pounding surf. "From vacations to weddings, to the ashes of loved ones," comments Dave Pettinger, "we have been a part of the lives of families that have been visiting for generations."  

  Food has always been a pathway to the soul and the Pettingers certainly had big seaside family Pacific Sands - bbq dinners in mind when they equipped Pacific Sands Beach Resort as Tofino's only all-suite oceanfront resort with fully equipped kitchens. With 40 years spotlighting family, romance and connecting with nature's surrounding underway, the award-winning Pacific Sands Beach Resort launches the 'Flavours of Tofino' cookbook. The resort has brought together Tofino's finest chefs and eateries along with a collection of their recipes and Pettinger family classics to 'raise a glass' of shared memories around the table for generations.

Pacific Sands - shelter crab Featuring locally sourced West Coast ingredients, the recipe dishes will attract even the most discerning appetites, ensuring each item is prepared with ease. Fresh and delicious recipes include: Foolproof Dungeness Crab, Cioppino, Tofino Oysters with Pickled Cucumber Mignonette and Pettinger family favorites such as, Pacific Sands S'mores. Combining the experience of Tofino's Top Chefs, with locally sourced products, sets the table for an unforgettable destination dining experience. The cookbooks will be 'kitchen-side' within all Suites and Beach House, providing guests that culinary Tofino inspiration and creating locally sourced ideas for their meals while on vacation. In addition to offering the ultimate in a Tofino culinary experience, guests too can take home the memory of true West Coast cuisine by purchasing the cookbook for $24.95 CDN.

Cookbook To celebrate this milestone year, now is the perfect time to plan a Tofino getaway with the Forty and Fabulous Anniversary Package. Starting from $432 CDN ++ per night, the package is available now through December 22nd, 2013 (excluding July and August) and includes: a two night stay in a two bedroom Beach House Suite, four SOBO-to-go dinner entrees, and a Flavours of Tofino Cookbook to take home. In addition, for every Forty and Fabulous Anniversary Package booked, $40 will be donated to Tofino and Ucluelet Food Banks.  

Rated one of Trip Advisor's 'Top 25 Hotels in Canada for Family Travel', Pacific Sands Beach Resort offers the ultimate in Tofino's Beach Front Accommodation. Located just seven kilometers from the village of Tofino, Pacific Sands Beach Resort offers a cozy front-row seat to nature's most dramatic waterpark. The resort's 40-plus acres take in more than 3,500 feet of rugged, undeveloped coastline on the crescent beachfront of Cox Bay. Guests can choose from a variety of activities or just breathe in the intoxicating ocean air.  Pick up some fresh seafood and prepare it in their own kitchen or venture out to a variety of restaurants for local flavours. Renowned for year-round fun, it is the perfect destination to enjoy fishing, whale and bear watching, surfing, winter storm watching and all-season beachcombing.

Built on family, romance and fun, guests have revered and returned to Pacific Sands for decades, a haven for making memories.

The perfect convergence of land, sea and simple pleasures -

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