Written By Adrian Paradis Events / Okanagan / Places Jun 22, 2017 Deconstructing Dani García and the Feast: Food and Film Festival SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestEveryone loves popcorn and junky food before a movie, but arguably—or absolutely—better are hand-selected local bites and drinks. Patrons to the Vic Theatre enjoyed just that last weekend as The Victoria Film Festival wrapped up its fifth annual Feast: Food and Film Festival. The events concluded at the Phillips Backyard on June 17 with the musings of the 1984 classic, This is Spinal Tap accompanying Phillips beer and snacks of melted drummer goo.A little more low-key than Spinal Tap was Deconstructing Dani Garcia in the afternoon of the 17th. The documentary follows Dani García, a Spanish Michelin star chef who in January of 2014 reaches a breaking point in his career. When García‘s restaurant closes due to financial issues, he is forced to adapt. The audience follows García’s progress over a few short months as he struggles to open his own restaurant complete with new staff, interior, and concept. Along the way, García raises doubts about his choices as he laments the time spent away from his wife and daughters. His journey, however, seems justified in the end as his concept flourishes, he discovers techniques new to his craft, and his restaurant takes off in resounding success.Keeping with Spanish theme of the night, snacks were provided by Chorizo and Co and their infamous tortilla Española, as well as a small selection of olive oils and bread from Olive the Senses including an arbequina and a picual variety. The arbequina had a nutty creaminess to it, like almonds or artichoke, where the picual had more of a black pepper kick. The tortilla was amazing, tender, and flavorful as it always is from Chorizo and Co. The snacks came with sherry parings from Vessel Liquor. First was an oloroso sherry that had with a sweet smell, despite it’s dry quality, followed by a chilled fino sherry that had a savory, almost salty, character to it that paired will with the olives and tortilla.To truly round out the theme of the evening, Gareth Owe—on guitar—and Denise Yeo—dancing—of Alma de España Flamenco Dance Company made for a passionate performance on stage before the film. Between Vessel Liquor discussing which bodegas the sherry comes from, Olive the Senses describing the proper brining technique of olives, and the ardent stomping of the flamenco dancer, the evening really was a mini transportation to Spain, and for a much cheaper price tag.– BY ADRIAN PARADISFeast: Food and Film Festival SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Adrian Paradis ... Read More You may also like Artisan / Drink / Events / Food / Food Events / Victoria May 21, 2019 The Cheese and Meat Festival When the sun’s out and gorgeously beating down on a weekend mid-May, people in Victoria require an exceptional reason to stay inside for a few ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Drink / Events / Press Release April 3, 2019 EAT NORTH AND FAIRMONT EMPRESS PRESENT DRAGS BENNY: AN EXCITING BRUNCH SUPPORTING VICTORIA PRIDE Eat North is pleased to announce that it will be bringing its unique concept Drags Benny,a lively pop-up drag brunch in support of Canadian Pride ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Comments are closed.