Weekly Planner February 24 – March 1st

Dine around and Stay in Town Victoria is on through March 16thwww.tourismvictoria.com/dine

Comox Valley Dine Around and Stay Event is on through March 18th. www.discovercomoxvalley.com/promotions/dine_around.htm.


Feel like venturing further afield?

Parksville Uncorked 2012: Mid-Vancouver Island’s Premier Wine and Food Festival Feb. 23 – 26th

A once- a- year opportunity to savour and sip while you mingle, mix and learn from renowned chefs, sommeliers, vintners and restaurateurs’ from all over British Columbia. At Tigh-Na-Mara Resort and the Beach Club Resort in Parksville.

Kick off the event at Parksville Untapped, then enjoy the signature gala tasting event, Swirl, to fascinating Winemaker Dinners and sizzling after-parties, Parksville Uncorked offers something for both the experienced gourmet and those seeking to better appreciate the epicurean delights of wine and food.            www.parksvilleuncorked.com


And if you are up for trip to the mainland, try the mother of all wine events –

The wine glasses are out for the Vancouver Playhouse Wine Festival

Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival February 24th – March 1st

A week of wine tasting, wine dinners, wine seminars and wine buying – need we say more.



Spinnakers Brewpub hosts an evening with Tree Brewery Feb. 29th

A five-course dinner paired with a selection of brews from Kelowna’s Tree Brewery




Victoria Royals Featured Player Luncheon at the Hotel Grand Pacific March 1st

The Hotel Grand Pacific www.hotelgrandpacific.com  is the newest sponsor of the Victoria Royals (the city’s Western Hockey League franchise) www.victoriaroyals.com  and this luncheon is part of how they’re displaying their hometown pride.  Open to the public, this event is a way for fans to celebrate their team’s accomplishments, chat with players and coaching staff, and see exclusive video highlights from CHEK-TV.  The luncheon will feature three players: one chosen by fans and two more chosen by a panel made up of Cleve Deenshaw (Times-Colonist), Marlon Martens (The Zone), and Mike Walker (CHEK-TV).  Tickets are $36 including HST or $325 per table of nine and are available by calling 250-380-4459.


Sooke Seedy Saturday takes place this weekend on Feb 25. Website.


Heads Up

Cowichan Chef’s Table Special Event March 11th at Providence Farm in Duncan

On March 11th, from 1 PM – 4 PM the Cowichan Chef’s Table will present a fundraiser for the MS Society. This annual event is a wonderful opportunity to sample the best of the Cowichan Valley food scene. The afternoon is a sit down, multi-course culinary feast pairing local foods and BC wines. Dishes will include canapés from the culinary students of VIU, an artisan pork terrine from Bruce’s Kitchen on Saltspring Island and a dish of braised duck and spices from Deerholme Farm to name a few.

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