Feast: Food & Film

The 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 Delicatessen

Serving: Barolo wine & Italian cheeses

Film: Barolo Boys: Story of a Revolution

Feast Illustration PrintEnjoy 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 Charcuterie

Serving: Salumi & wine

Film: The Dinner (I Nostri Ragazzi)

Feast Illustration PrintEnjoy 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 Vic

Partners: Italian Bakery & Fernwood Coffee

Serving: Desserts & coffee

Film: Rewined (Vinodentro)

Feast Illustration PrintEmbark 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).




Date: Sat. May 30th, 7:00pm at The Vic
Partners: Cascadia Liquor

Serving: samples of 3 champagnes and appetizers

Film: A Year in Champagne

Feast Illustration PrintAmp 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 Boateng

Serving: de Vine wine & Baked Empanadas with Cassava Chips with Spicy Tomato & Cilantro Salsa

Film: Finding Gaston

Feast Illustration PrintIndulge 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 Dreams

Date: Sun., May 31st, 11:00am at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Partner: Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Serving: Gourmet brunch, mimosas, martinis

Film: The Dream (El Somni)

Feast Illustration PrintCulinary 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 Gin

Date: Sun., May 31st, 1:00pm at The Vic

Partner: The Village Butcher

Serving: Steak & gin martinis

Film: Steak (R)Evolution

Feast Illustration PrintJulia 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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