EVENTS: Victoria Food & Wine Festival

14 07 2010

Want to try something new? This is your week to do it. With the Victoria Food and Wine Festival taking place from July 15-18, hope into one of the below foodie events and get sampling. See the full schedule at victoriataste.com.

And while you’re waiting for your nibblets, enter to win the delicious novel from Sarah Selecky This Cake is For the Party. Email your favourite dish to Danielle Pope at calendar@mondaymag.com.

Cuisine and Wine Tasting – Top Victoria chefs create a cornucopia of tastes and flavours. Greenlaw and others perform. THURSDAY 6:30-9pm at Crystal Garden (713 Douglas). $79. victoriataste.com.

Tea Tasting 101 – Enjoy a selection of teas while learning basic principles of how to taste with tea professionals. FRIDAY 2-3pm at Silk Road Teas (1624 Government). $10. 250-704-2688.

Sips n’ Seafood Event – Help promote local, sustainable fisheries with surf & turf. Victoria Gin, BC wineries and Philips Brewing will pair choice sips with seafood offerings. FRIDAY 7-10pm at Laurel Point Inn (680 Montreal). $99. 250-386-8721.

Chocoholics Anonymous – Learn how war, sex, slavery and religious persecution relate to the history of chocolate, with a comprehensive tasting. SATURDAY 1-4pm at Camille’s Restaraunt (45 Bastion Square). $39. 250 381-3433.

Band, Bubbles and Bennys – Listen to the jazzy Lust Life while sipping BC sparkling wines and enjoying a three-course brunch. SUNDAY 11am-2pm at Vista 18 (740 Burdett). $39. 250-361-5692.

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