Written By Cynthia Annett-Hynes Events / Places May 14, 2015 Feast: Food & Film SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestThe third annual Feast: Food & Film festival returns May 28-31st offering fun, informative and delicious spins on ‘dinner and a movie’. Pairing great films with great food, you can taste and smell what you watch on the screen, making each of this year’s events a feast for all five senses.Taste the stars at a sommelier guided Champagne tasting, or get caught daydreaming about the gourmet brunch at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. Bask in a Peruvian picnic under the stars at De Vine Vineyards or sample juicy steaks with dry gin martinis at The Vic Theatre.New this year, Feast: Food & Film is partnering up with Ottavio, Choux Choux Charcuterie, The Village Butcher, Fernwood Coffee and the Italian Bakery to celebrate classic Italian cuisine and cinema.For more about the eight incredible and edible events taking place this year, visit www.feastfoodfilm.ca. You can purchase tickets online, over the phone at 250-389-0444, or in person at 1215 Blanshard Street. We Will Barolo You Over Date: Thurs. May 28th 5:30pm at The Vic Partner: Ottavio Italian Bakery and DelicatessenServing: Barolo wine & Italian cheesesFilm: Barolo Boys: Story of a RevolutionEnjoy a robust Barolo red with sommelier guide Daniele Mereu (Masters of Gastronomy, Slow Food University of Bru Italy). The perfect pairing? Three handmade, small-production cheeses courtesy of Andrew Moyer of Ottavio Italian Bakery and Delicatessen and documentary Barolo Boys: Story of a Revolution. Big Night Date: Fri. May 29th, 6:00pm at The Vic Partner: Choux Choux CharcuterieServing: Salumi & wineFilm: The Dinner (I Nostri Ragazzi)Enjoy a savory spread of classic Italian salumeria – a vast mouthwatering array of air-cured, preserved and sometimes cooked meats – courtesy of Choux Choux Charcuterie, paired with vino and Venice Film Festival winner The Dinner – I Nostri Ragazzi. Dolce Vita Date: Sat. May 30th, 1:00pm at The VicPartners: Italian Bakery & Fernwood CoffeeServing: Desserts & coffeeFilm: Rewined (Vinodentro)Embark on a sweet trip through the Italian culinary world with cannoli, traditional Torino almond butter cream tarts, Ventagli, Baci di Dama and Cornetti made from family recipes by the Italian Bakery. Sip deliciously dark Fernwood Coffee espresso while enjoying the critically acclaimed Faustian tale of Rewined (Vinodentro). ChampersDate: Sat. May 30th, 7:00pm at The Vic Partners: Cascadia LiquorServing: samples of 3 champagnes and appetizersFilm: A Year in ChampagneAmp up your chic factor and enjoy tasting three spectacular French champagnes with sommelier guides Pamela Sanderson (Cascadia Liquor) and Daniel Stiefvater (Trialto) before the documentary A Year in Champagne, which offers a unique, behind-the-scenes look at some of the most famous champagne houses in France. Go Peru!Date: Sat. May 30th, 8:00pm at De Vine Vineyards Partners: de Vine Vineyards & Castro BoatengServing: de Vine wine & Baked Empanadas with Cassava Chips with Spicy Tomato & Cilantro SalsaFilm: Finding GastonIndulge in a guided tasting of De Vine Vineyards wines created by Ken Winchester. Bask in an outdoor Peruvian picnic prepared by Chef Castro Boateng, and celebrate Peruvian culture with inspirational documentary about another world-class chef, Finding Gaston. Brunch of DreamsDate: Sun., May 31st, 11:00am at the Oak Bay Beach HotelPartner: Oak Bay Beach HotelServing: Gourmet brunch, mimosas, martinisFilm: The Dream (El Somni)Culinary and cinematic feat, The Dream, screens during a gourmet brunch which includes: Quails Egg Benedict on Crab Cake with Bernaise Sauce, Buttermilk Blinis with Maple Bacon Jam, Herb Biscuits with Smoked Salmon and Chive Crème Fraiche, Yogurt and Granola Parfait with Vanilla Berry Compote, Fruit Martinis with Honey Mint Yogurt Flambé, as well as Caramel Banana and Bread Pudding Martinis. Red Meat and a Bottle of GinDate: Sun., May 31st, 1:00pm at The VicPartner: The Village ButcherServing: Steak & gin martinisFilm: Steak (R)EvolutionJulia Child’s favourite meal? “Red meat and a bottle of gin.” The Village Butcher serves the best beef in the city, tantalizingly juicy steaks that pair perfectly with gin martinis. Documentary Steak (R)Evolution follows a filmmaker who sets out to find what makes the perfect steak. 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