A week-long visit to British Columbia in September 2016 was full of adventures for the Royal Family when they came to visit Canada for the second time. This time the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge returned with their children, prince George and princess Charlotte.
An adventure-packed trip allowed the Royals to have a true experience of BC. Everything from visiting the majestic Great Bear Rainforest, taking a float plane, canoeing and even fishing. And of course, what kind of visit would this be if they didn't try our local BC caviar?
Upon their arrival on September 24, 2016 Kate and William were served an amazing dinner at the Government House in Victoria with our Northern Divine caviar on the menu. The Only Certified Organic Caviar in the World is certainly a great way to represent the Canadian aquaculture achievements.
Later in the week the royals, along with BC government entourage travelled to the Okanagan Valley in Kelowna to have a "Taste of British Columbia", a festival at Mission Hill Winery, where they got to enjoy the amazing food and wines.
Just to give you an idea of some of the delicacies that were served to the Royal Family:
- Vegetarian Sushi Roll made with sushi rice, asparagus, pickled ginger, spicy Japanese mayonnaise with BC zucchini, carrot and red pepper wrapped in a soy bean and roasted sesame wrap and garnished with Northern Divine Caviar.
- Geoduck Sashimi was served with miso mustard and Northern Divine Caviar.
These dishes were prepared by extremely talented chefs Nathan Fong and Hidekazu Tojo. Kate said she liked the dishes and what is more, she broke the habit by eating in public - how can we blame her when the dishes are this good! Oh, and did we mention that Kate Middleton is the second royal who has enjoyed our divine pearls? The Queen was served our caviar during summer 2012 Olympic Games.
P.S. An interesting fact - chef Tojo is credited with inventing the California Roll and the BC Roll.