BC’s Salt Spring Island Hotel Produces Maple Syrup – Used in Hotel Restaurant
Harbour House Hotel, 100 West Coast Big Leaf Maple trees tapped
Excerpts from Hotel website:
What do you get when you take 100 West Coast Big Leaf Maple trees and tap them for 1000 litres of sap? You get 10 litres of some of the top Maple Syrup produced in southern British Columbia.
“Like everything else from our Organic farm, our maple syrup is used only in our hotel restaurant,” says Jack Woodward, owner of the Harbour House Hotel and farm enthusiast. “Our chef not only loves using it in traditional recipes like our maple crème brulee but likes to be creative and also smokes bacon and other ham products with it.”
They grow food for their restaurant.
The evaporator which the Harbour House uses to boil the sap down and make maple syrup originally belonged to the University of British Columbia. It was the first evaporator used to make maple syrup in British Columbia and the hotel is very proud to continue using it in this tradition. BC now has about 30 maple syrup producers throughout the province.
Maple syrup making.