On Wednesday July 20 the Brio team hosted a table at the River Rock's Wellness Fair for their employees. It was really fun! We enjoyed speaking with people and answering health questions about Naturopathic treatments, Acupuncture, Bowen Therapy and low level laser therapy. We are raffling off a package of treatments for pain management. Also, we chose to raffle off a some delicious Raintree tea from Raintree Wellness Spa. We brew Raintree tea everyday at the clinic and our patients love it. Stay tuned…next week we will be contacting the two lucky winners!

We really enjoyed the culinary samples at the River Rock chef's table at the Wellness Fair. They had rotating chefs from their different restaurants preparing different foods. We had the pleasure of tasting crab cakes, albacore tuna, gazpacho with sambuca marinated wild prawns, just to name a few. Interestingly enough one of the chefs at Curve Lounge was telling us that they use local foods whenever possible. We love that they support our local food producers. We had the pleasure of tasting foods prepared at Tramonto and The Buffet. Lucky for everyone at the Wellness Fair the chefs included recipes with their samples. See below for the Gazpacho wtih Sambuca marinated wild prawns.

Gazpacho with Sambuca marinated wild prawns

8 servings


6 roma tomatoes

1/2 red onion

1/2 english cucmber peeled and seeded

1 red pepper seeded

1 stalk celery

3 clove garlic

1 jalapeno pepper seeded

50 ml red wine vinegar

50 ml olive oil

2 tsp cumin

6 slices white bread cubed (crust removed)

500 ml tomato juice

salt and peper

8 prawns pached, peeled and sliced in half lenghtwise

1 shot white sambuca


Dice all vegetables and put in a bowl

Add red wine vinegar, olive oil, cumin, bread and tomato juice in a bowl

Marinate ingredients overnight

Blend everything together and strain through a fine chinoise

Season with salt and peper

Keep refrigerated and serve in achilled bowl


Garnish the soup with 2 peices of marinated prawns

Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and enjoy!