Taste Victoria 2015 – Opening Tonight

Today is the day Victoria foodies wait all year to sink their teeth into! Taste Victoria Festival of Food and Drink kicks off  this afternoon with an opening night extravaganza at Hotel Grand Pacific.

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Taste Victoria Eat

 

The Opening Night event, Taste The Difference, brings together dozens of local Victoria restaurants and dozens of British Columbia wineries.  Wander the tasting stations in the ballrooms, mingle with fellow foodies and experience the great tastes prepared by the city’s chefs and vintners.

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Taste Victoria Drink

This is only the beginning of Taste Victoria, the tasting continues throughout the weekend with more great events for you to expand you palate and knowledge.  Some events are already sold out but tickets are still available for others so get tickets soon.

To read more about all the events at Taste Victoria visit victoriataste.com

Picks of the Week – July 23, 2014

Late July and summer events are in full swing, and many Vancouver Pride events are kicking off throughout the week. My Picks of the Week include, Tasting Plates, Queer Arts Festival, Taste Victoria, Vancouver Fetish Weekend, Phillips Backyard Weekender, Vancouver Pride Run & Picnic, Whitecaps, Shorefest and Celebration of Light.

Eating: Tonight, kick off your evening with other foodies as they descend on North Vancouver for Tasting Plates: Lonsdale

Arts: In conjunction with the Pride season, Queer Arts Festival, a multidisciplinary arts fest incorporating theatre, dance, music, literature, visual arts and workshops opens Wednesday night and runs until August 9th at the Roundhouse Community Centre

Taste: Take a bite out of Victoria this weekend as Taste Victoria gets underway today with “Taste The Difference”

Concert: While in Victoria for Taste, take in the Phillips Backyard Weekender, food trucks and bands fill the back lot of the Phillips Brewery all weekend

Fetish: The Second Annual Vancouver Fetish Weekend runs July 25, 26 & 27th with Parties, Gear Balls and a Fetish Cruise allow guests to get their kinks & fetish on in venues around town

Run: Saturday morning the 10th Annual Pride Run & Walk gets underway at 9:30am at Brockton Oval

Picnic: After the run, and enjoy the sun  with friends and family at the Pride Picnic in the Park at Brockton Oval from 11am until 6pm

Fireworks: Join a 100, 000 or so other revellers as the annual Honda Celebration of Light gets under way with the United States lighting up the sky with their display, France follows next Wed and Japan next Saturday.

Shorefest:  Running concurrently with the Celebration of Light, Shorefest brings musical entertainment to two stages; Sunset Beach & English Bay, to keep the audiences entertained while waiting for the fireworks to begin.

Whitecaps: Show your Pride with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday July 27th at 2pm as they take on FC Dallas at BC Place