written by Daryl in News on Mon, March 31, 2014 | Reply
Late this month, an Emu escaped from it’s farm and made a break for the dense forest outside of Nanimo on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island. The inappropriately named Lucy is a 16 year old male emu who broke out of his enclosure and had been spotted several times enjoying sweet,sweet freedom in Nanimo’s Northwest side.
Of course, a Twitter account appeared shortly after, and Lucy quickly became somewhat of a local celebrity.
Due to reports of deep, low growls, it is thought that Lucy made himself a bit of hideout somewhere along Jingle Pot Road, somewhat ironic considering that emu is amongst the tastiest of game species being raised in Canada. Since their growling is most often compared to a cougar’s, the below graphic might just help someone figure out what could be out woods…
In case anyone was actually concerned for Lucy’s well-being while loose on an island chock-full of bears, cougars, and more bears, Lucy was safely apprehended after nearly a week on the lamb and returned home.
written by Daryl in News on Tue, March 18, 2014 | Reply
If you’ve got a few grand to burn, why not take advantage of Relais & Châteaux revived Route du Bonheur packages. They have started with a tour personalized by the man from Yountville himself, Thomas Keller.
Napa Valley really is a magical place.
The tour hits the best of wine country, redwoods, markets, and not shockingly, dining at the French Laundry (among other prestigious establishments.)
Keller’s unique road to happines starts here. If you’ve done California, other Route de Bonheur feature Vermont, Virginia, and our own little slice of culinary heaven, Quebec.
written by Daryl in News on Sun, February 23, 2014 | Reply
Anticosti Island whitetail, one of the species headed for dinner plates this fall.
Starting in the autumn of 2014, diners at 10 specially selected Quebecois restaurants will be able to select native species of game. In a pilot project created by Quebec’s Wildlife Ministry, whitetail deer, squirrel, hare, muskrat and beaver are just some of the species that will be available to the participant restauranteurs and chefs.