Written By Elizabeth Monk Events / Family / Food Events / Places Jul 6, 2019 2019 Shakespeare Festival — Order a Picnic & Go SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestShakespeare said, “If music be the food of love, play on.” The same can be said for theatre, and the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival is linking delicious dinners with play-watching.The Shakespeare Festival takes place outdoors at Camosun College’s Lansdowne Campus in July and then moves to Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt from August 1 to 3. Chairs and blankets are provided, and, to add to the fun, picnics can be ordered, free of a delivery charge. Yes, this means that you can munch on a Caesar salad while watching what else but Julius Caesar, as part of the Tuesday evening dinner provided by Pagliacci’s. Julius Caesar also runs on Thursday evenings, when Yoshi Sushi is on the menu, and Saturday evenings, when Greek food from Millos is available.This year’s lighter show at the festival is Two Gentlemen of Verona, which has a live dog as one of the featured performers. On Wednesday evenings, you can get wraps, bowls, and smoothies from Fresh Coast, and on Friday evenings you can make other audience members jealous when the smell of Indian food from Sizzling Tandoor wafts over them.The whole picnic plus performance night out is great for a date or an outing with friends and family. Some of Victoria’s best actors are featured, and the venues are gorgeous. The Lansdowne Campus space has a gently slanted hill, with giant trees as a backdrop, and the occasional improvisational moment when a deer wanders through the set. And the Saxe Point venue has a backdrop of ocean and distant mountains – there are not many places in the world you can get a dramatic backdrop like that.And a picnic is a perfect match for a Shakespeare play, as it was the bard himself who said, “Tis an ill cook that cannot lick its own fingers.”For more information on the festival, go to www.vicshakespeare.com. To read menus and order a picnic, go to www.vicshakespeare.com/food.Festivalpicnicshakespeare SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Elizabeth Monk ... Read More You may also like Causes / Chefs / Events / Victoria August 30, 2019 Mary Ploegsma—The Tattoo Series I It was an unforgettable afternoon. Mary Ploegsma served us David’s Tea’s vanilla chai with sweet local strawberries and chocolate biscuits. The ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Beer & Cider / Beer Dinners / Events / Food Events / Wineries & Breweries August 30, 2019 A Categorically Great Meal Saanich Brewery Category 12’s ‘Brewmaster’s Dinner’ Marries Wildcraft With Craft-Beer It was somewhere at the beginning of the ... Read More Events / Press Release / Wine Events / Wine Festivals July 24, 2019 Cowichan Valley Wine Festival The Cowichan Valley Wine Festival August 23 – 25, 2019 Party at the Pavilion Start the weekend right with the tasting launch event on August ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Events / Press Release July 24, 2019 Great Canadian Beer Festival The line-up is set and the tickets are on sale. The Great Canadian Beer Festival will return to Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, BC, on Friday, ... Read More Events / Press Release / Wine Events July 24, 2019 Blue Grouse Summer Events Lots to do this summer at Blue Grouse. Friday Night Flights Join us on Fridays until 7pm! Order a flight of 3 wines only, or a food-paired flight ... Read More Comments are closed.