Written By Cynthia Annett-Hynes Edibles / Folks / Places / Victoria Jan 5, 2015 Let the Voting Begin!! SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest2015 Victoria Exceptional Eats! Food & Drink AwardsAfter letting the scene steep and flourish for a couple of years, we’re back with the 5th Annual Exceptional Eats! Reader Awards. With your participation and support, we can help celebrate and recognize what has happened over the past two years. Plus more fantastic draw prizes for entries. Thanks and let’s get celebrating!It is incredible the growth that can occur in 24 short months—the lunch spots, the brunch spots, the food trucks and eateries, the products and produce that can flourish in such a relatively short time. Take a moment to pause with us. We live in a ripe and thriving community and this is beautifully represented in the food and drink being created right where we live.So we invite you, our readers, to look back and consider: how has your year in food been, both at home and out and about? This is the perfect moment to explore where we are now.Those of you who have been a part of this process before will see some familiar places in the questions, but there are new ones too that reflect what has been happening here. We need to respect and appreciate where our love for local culture food is taking us.Please take your time and answer those questions that interest you and about which you feel knowledgeable (you don’t have to answer them all). At EAT Magazine, we value your opinion; we also believe it’s important to celebrate what’s happening in food and drink and those who are making it happen. Combine the two and you get what the Exceptional Eats! Reader Awards are all about.Discuss the questions with friends and family, or simply mull them over with a glass of your favourite libation. Taking part has its rewards—it could land you one of a selection of delectable prizes. Thanks for your time, and now—we begin.DRAW PRIZES10 Acres Bistro + Bar + Farm – $100 Gift CertificateCamilles Restaurant – Two $50 Gift CertificatesCanoe Brewpub – A Canoe branded hoodieCascadia Liquor Stores- A private wine tasting for four, led by a certified Cascadia Liquor Store sommelierCrooked Goose Bistro – $50 Gift CertificateDelta Ocean Pointe Hotel – VIP Patio Party for 6 people consisting of dinner for 6 with cocktails/craft beerFernwood Inn – $60 Gift CertificateGalloping Goose Grille – $164 Gift CertificateHester Creek Estate Winery – Magnum of Cabernet Franc with boxHeron Rock Bistro – $50 Gift CertificateHillside Liquor Store – Two $50 Gift CertificatesHudson on First – $100 Gift CertificateOughtred Coffee & Tea – $100 Gift CertificatePescatores/Oyster Bar – $100 Gift CertificateRocky Road Winery – Gift Certificate worth $100Silk Road – Tea & Chocolate Pairing Gift Certificate worth $300Spinnakers – Three Course Dinner for Two with Beer Pairings and a One Night Stay in our Heritage House including Breakfast for TwoSpud.ca – $150 Gift CertificateUnsworth Vineyards & Restaurant – Lunch, Wine tasting & Tour for Four $100 valueVictoria Public Market – $50 in Market BucksThe Whole Beast – One year of meat valued at $120.00.Photo: Lemon Ricotta Risotto at Cafe Brio SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Cynthia Annett-Hynes ... Read More You may also like Food News October 26, 2023 Rancho Vignola – Vancouver Island Harvest Sale – November 24 & 25, 2023 For the ninth year in a row, Rancho Vignola is setting up its Vancouver Island Harvest Sale here at the Mary Winspear Center in Sidney. Many of you ... Read More Recipes July 3, 2023 May|June Cover Recipe : Polenta Cake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote and Lemon Mascarpone Cream A creative take on traditional strawberry ... Read More Recipes March 6, 2023 March April Cover Recipe : Lemony Leek Cod Cakes The unpretentious and delicious fish cake gets an upgrade with chunks of fresh cod, tangy lemon zest, and creamy, sautéed ... Read More Main course / Recipes / Salad November 1, 2022 Vietnamese Lemongrass Grilled Steak Salad All the flavours of southeast Asia are contained in this colourful, crunchy, and protein-rich ... Read More Breads/Pastries / Dessert / Recipes November 1, 2022 Sweet Endings — A Memory of Lemon Pudding Sweet Endings September ... Read More Breads/Pastries / Dessert / Recipes November 1, 2022 Sweet Endings — Chocolate Custard Cake Sweet Endings September ... Read More Comments are closed.