Written By Gary Hynes Food Events / Libations / Victoria / Wine Festivals Jun 17, 2015 Taste: Victoria’s Festival of Food and Wine to take place July 16 – 19 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestFood and wine lovers hungrily await the Taste festival just a few weeks away. In its seventh year, the annual Taste: Victoria’s Festival of Food and Wine, set to take place July 16 – 19, 2015 at Hotel Grand Pacific, introduces wine professionals and dedicated chefs leading interactive culinary events including chef, winemaker and sommelier seminars and dining adventures. Pure enjoyment – not just for the palate – this variety of events will entertain and intrigue.Taste the Difference is the grand, opening night event with hundreds of B.C. wines to taste with winemakers and proprietors present to share their stories. Top island restaurants will be serving tastes of their locally influenced cuisine. Guests will meet the chefs and suppliers normally behind-the-scenes and will indulge in everything from line caught, local wild salmon and pork belly to maple bacon tarts and house-made gelato. www.VictoriaTaste.com/taste-the-difference/A special wine tasting for local industry professionals will be held the afternoon preceding Taste the Difference on Thursday July 16th www.VictoriaTaste.com/trade All proceeds from this event go to the B.C. Hospitality Foundation, a group of food and beverage industry professionals who work together to help the hospitality community at time of need.Events throughout the weekend are always intriguing with experiences and tastes available only once a year during the Taste festival. How often do you see a whole pig roasting along the inner harbour? A seafood boil also joins the fun this year with a special behind-the-scenes tour at Finest at Sea just steps from the wharf. Guests will see the operation and learn the incredible value of sustainability and 100% known-origin seafood before the boil on the terrace at Hotel Grand Pacific with DJ Primitive setting the beat.Local sommelier and Cascadia Regional Manager, Pamela Sanderson, loves to baffle her audiences who are often surprised by the quality of Vancouver Island wines. This year, Pamela will explore the world of bubbles…not just for celebrations!More in the theme of sparkling wine, “Band, Bubbles and Bennys” is a decadent, multi-course brunch hosted at Chateau Victoria’s Vista 18 Grill & Wine Bar with each course accompanied by an outstanding B.C. bubbly whether it be traditional method, as in Champagne, or Prosecco-style.For more event and purchase information, visit www.VictoriaTaste.com. Tickets for Taste the Difference can also purchased in-person at Silk Road, 1624 Government Street, in Victoria www.VictoriaTaste.com/taste-events/. SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Gary Hynes Gary Hynes, a writer and photographer, founded EAT magazine in 1998 and is its editor and chief paperboy. He studied Electronic Music with Samuel Dolan at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music, Audio Recording Technology at ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Victoria April 26, 2017 FEAST: Food & Film Returns June 15, 16 & 17 The Victoria Film Festival has announced the line-up for the fifth annual FEAST: Food & Film Festival with events taking place on June 15, 16, ... Read More Food Events / Victoria July 20, 2016 Win Tickets! Aug 28 Feast of Fields to be hosted at Glengarry Farm in Metchosin The 19th annual Vancouver Island Feast of Fields will be celebrated this year on August 28 at the historic ocean-side Glengarry Farm (Est. 1856) in ... Read More Entertaining / Food Events October 31, 2015 Pumpkins & Garlic For Halloween “Pumpkins & Garlic For ... Read More Food Events / Victoria July 28, 2015 Contest: Feast of Fields Vancouver Island Ticket Draw The 18th Annual Feast of Fields Vancouver Island will take place on the afternoon of Sunday, September 20th at O.U.R Ecovillage near Shawnigan ... Read More Food Events June 8, 2015 Early Bird Tickets Go On Sale for Feast of Fields 2015 Feast of Fields, FarmFolk CityFolk’s annual fundraiser & local food celebration is a unique event that brings gourmet food and beverage ... Read More Drink This / Food Events October 8, 2014 Here’s What You Want To Drink With Your Turkey Dinner This Thanksgiving Colourful, gnarly gourds are on the grocery shelves, I’ve had my first grilled acorn squash of the season, Okanagan pears and apples are on my ... Read More Comments are closed.