On This Harvest Moon – Celebrate with Averill Creek

On This Harvest Moon’ – September 14th, 6pm Celebrating the Cowichan Valley’s autumn bounty with local farmers, Averill Creek wines, camaraderie, and libation. Join Averill Creek and spur on the oncoming harvest… under the harvest moon, of course. Help celebrate this momentous occasion in the vineyard at their cocktail-style party on the terrace, featuring a […]

Wildness: Ode To Newfoundland and Labrador

A decade ago, when my wife and I were driving around Newfoundland, we met and befriended one of then-premier Danny Williams’ speechwriters. She told us about Jeremy Charles, a young chef who was making a name for himself at Atlantica in Portugal Cove. We took her advice and had one of the greatest meals of […]

Creatives Collaborate – Veneto’s Chef Jamie Huynh and Toptable’s Chef Kristian Eligh

Creatives Collaborate—at first glance, the title suggested storytelling, workshops and artistic endeavours. A hotbed of artful storytelling in food, flavours, drinks and company it was, on Thursday, July 25, at Veneto Ristorante. Eighty people were drawn into a surprising, compelling and delicious seven-course pairing meal with Veneto’s Chef Jamie Huynh, coming-not-soon-enough Toptable restaurant’s Chef Kristian […]

There’s a New Buoy in Town

Whistle Buoy Brewing Company, a locally owned craft brewery and taproom, is now open in Historic Market Square, Victoria. Whistle Buoy Brewing Company opened on June 26, 2019. We serve five rotating beers that are made in house and change weekly. We have 51 seats inside and a 57 seat patio in the courtyard of […]

Cowichan Valley Wine Festival

The Cowichan Valley Wine Festival August 23 – 25, 2019 Party at the Pavilion Start the weekend right with the tasting launch event on August 23rd, 6 pm to 8 pm, featuring all participating wineries, live music and light refreshments. This is a ticketed event. Winery Tour Weekend Spend the weekend self-touring 12 of Cowichan’s […]

Great Canadian Beer Festival

The line-up is set and the tickets are on sale. The Great Canadian Beer Festival will return to Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, BC, on Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7, 2019. This year’s festival is the 27th annual GCBF — the first year under the new management of the Victoria Beer Society following […]

Blue Grouse Summer Events

Lots to do this summer at Blue Grouse. Friday Night Flights Join us on Fridays until 7pm! Order a flight of 3 wines only, or a food-paired flight from a rotating calendar of chefs from June to August this summer. July 26th – Chef Peter Zambri August 2nd – Chef Bailey Williamson August 9th – […]

Everyone Belongs in Nature – An Evening with Power To Be

July 12th marked the evening of Power To Be’s very first Nature Gala (formerly known as Power to Golf) – a fundraising event full of wonderful food, drink and entertainment – which took place at a stunning private property in Cordova Bay. Five renowned chefs were in attendance, including Victoria’s own Nicholas Waters of Toque […]

Family Dinner Series at The Courtney Room

The Courtney Room is excited to announce a family dinner series, with three dates throughout the summer, starting this Sunday, July 14th. The long-table format, held in the restaurant’s brasserie, will showcase an innovative, experimental menu with the very best of Victoria’s hyper-seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, led by co-Chef de Cuisine, Brian Tesolin. This casual yet immersive […]

More Than Just Cracker Jacks at the Old Ball Game

On June 7, the Victoria HarbourCats played their home opener game at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park against the two-time defending league champions, the Corvallis Knights. A small team of EAT reporters attended on the day to catch the excitement of the game, the thrill of the crowds, and the rush of a […]