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 Events / Food News / Places April 28, 2021 CITY EATS May|June 2021 At press time, restaurants, pubs, bars and food courts remain closed for indoor dining. One silver lining is that the weather is warming up and more ... Read More Awards / Drink People / Events / Wine Events / Wine News October 15, 2020 SOMM SMACKDOWN—Rumble at Aura Waterfront Restaurant Strange, interesting, and wonderful things can happen in odd times, and there is no stranger time than now, but something needed to be done to pay ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events March 2, 2020 Victoria Beer Week March 6 – 14 Victoria Beer Week returns March 6-14 with 19 different events held in venues around Victoria. This 7th annual festival of craft beer offers ... Read More Events / Food & Wine Pairing / Food Events / Places / Victoria February 25, 2020 Pacific Northwest Wine Dinner: Canoe Brewpub & Unsworth Vineyards Multi-award winning Unsworth Vineyards and Canoe’s Chef Kyle Dampsy joined forces on Wednesday, February 19, in Canoe’s upstairs Dining ... Read More Beer / Events / Food Events / Places / Spirits / Victoria February 25, 2020 11th Annual Island Beer and Spirits Festival The Strathcona Hotel has long brought together BC brewers and distillers in its multiple taprooms but rarely is the brewing craft celebrated so much ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Food Events / Places / Victoria November 17, 2019 Canoe Brewpub’s Eighth Annual Winterbrau Festival 2019 Beer brewers from across the island and the lower mainland gathered in the lofty wooden halls of Canoe Brewpub over November 9 and 10 for the eighth ... Read More Comments are closed.