Ken Winchester, a recently retired master distiller, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Whisky Awards last month. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Canadian Whisky Awards raise a glass to Vancouver Island’s Devine Distillery

A Saanich Peninsula distillery will have to slide the bottles over and…

 

Greater Victoria foodies have lots to choose from over the next two months, including an extended winter Dine Around and Stay in Town, plus a new spring version of the popular event, and a new FEAST take-out food festival in Esquimalt.

Back by popular demand: Victoria foodies get another chance to Dine Around

It’s the news local foodies have been hungering for: Destination Greater Victoria…

 

The Qualicum Beach Cafe team: from left, host owner Eli Brennan, general manager Amy Turner, host owner/chef Alan Tse, chef de cuisine Todd Bright, sous chef Jack Mitchell and pastry chef/baker Noemie Girard. (Submitted photo)

Fresh start: Qualicum Beach Cafe set to offer West Coast dining

New operators bring wealth of culinary, hospitality experience

 

Arnold Lim/Black Press Allan Reid, for Monday Magazine. B.C. August 5, 2016.

Restaurant Review: Lot 1 Pasta Bar – quality inside belies average exterior

Owners of Bin 4 Burger Lounge focus on Italian cuisine, create upscale atmosphere for Saanich eatery

Arnold Lim/Black Press Allan Reid, for Monday Magazine. B.C. August 5, 2016.
ALLAN REID: Chicken bonanza, Korean style

ALLAN REID: Chicken bonanza, Korean style

Simple Victoria restaurant knows how to please if your go-tos are chicken and fries

ALLAN REID: Chicken bonanza, Korean style
ALLAN REID: Like fresh food? Find it in Cook Street Village

ALLAN REID: Like fresh food? Find it in Cook Street Village

Hawaiian-inspired Poke Fresh offers right raw food combination for Monday reviewer’s liking

ALLAN REID: Like fresh food? Find it in Cook Street Village
RESTAURANT REVIEW: Learn how to make your hotpot experience enjoyable

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Learn how to make your hotpot experience enjoyable

Allan Reid unearths another Asian cuisine gem in Estevan Village, Mr. Hotpot

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Learn how to make your hotpot experience enjoyable
It’s a Mexican culinary celebration in Victoria!

It’s a Mexican culinary celebration in Victoria!

Taco, Tequila and Margarita Fiesta takes over the Victoria Public Market the evening of Nov. 16

  • Nov 7, 2019
It’s a Mexican culinary celebration in Victoria!
Victoria’s Oktoberfest brings out the Bavarian in all of us

Victoria’s Oktoberfest brings out the Bavarian in all of us

Stein and Dine at Victoria Public Market celebrates German food, beverages, culture on Oct. 19

Victoria’s Oktoberfest brings out the Bavarian in all of us
It’s onward and upward for Victoria gelato artisan

It’s onward and upward for Victoria gelato artisan

After winning Gelato Festival gold, Stefano Mosi will compete at North American finals in 2020

It’s onward and upward for Victoria gelato artisan
Enjoy a Night Under the Stars to help sick kids

Enjoy a Night Under the Stars to help sick kids

Harvest on the Harbour offers locally sourced gourmet meal, plus live entertainment on Sept. 20

  • Aug 22, 2019
Enjoy a Night Under the Stars to help sick kids
Feast of Fields celebrates the best in local food and beverages

Feast of Fields celebrates the best in local food and beverages

Tickets available online only for Farm Folk City Folk culinary fundraiser Aug. 25 in North Saanich

  • Jul 31, 2019
Feast of Fields celebrates the best in local food and beverages
A variety of food trucks are slated to be on hand for this year’s Eats and Beats at the Beach, July 20 at Esquimalt Lagoon. Photo by Shane Deringer

Food and musical offerings create great times in Colwood

Eats and Beats at the Beach part of summer-long celebration at Esquimalt Lagoon

  • Jun 28, 2019
A variety of food trucks are slated to be on hand for this year’s Eats and Beats at the Beach, July 20 at Esquimalt Lagoon. Photo by Shane Deringer
Film, food and drink make for a delicious combo

Film, food and drink make for a delicious combo

Victoria Film Festival’s Feast: Food and Film lets you indulge all the senses. June 13-15

  • May 26, 2019
Film, food and drink make for a delicious combo
Folk Festival Society promotes value of sharing international cultures with others

Folk Festival Society promotes value of sharing international cultures with others

Second annual Folktoria brings ethnic dance, foods to Centennial Square, June 8 and 9

Folk Festival Society promotes value of sharing international cultures with others
RESTAURANT REVIEW: Taking you back to Trinidad

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Taking you back to Trinidad

Trini to D Bone offers up satisfying and authentic roti, writes Allan Reid

  • May 16, 2019
RESTAURANT REVIEW: Taking you back to Trinidad
Belmont secondary students served up homemade corned beef that was cured for 12 days, at the opening of the school’s new bistro in Langford. Photo by Swikar Oli/Black Press

Belmont secondary’s student-run bistro experiences opening-day rush

Culinary students serving up affordable lunches to fellow classmates

Belmont secondary students served up homemade corned beef that was cured for 12 days, at the opening of the school’s new bistro in Langford. Photo by Swikar Oli/Black Press
Delectable savouries and more will be up for the tasting at the fourth annual Victoria Cheese and Meat Festival, May 11 at the Roundhouse in Vic West.

Discover cheese, meat and more at annual festival

Roundhouse in Vic West hosting multifaceted culinary event May 11

  • Apr 13, 2019
Delectable savouries and more will be up for the tasting at the fourth annual Victoria Cheese and Meat Festival, May 11 at the Roundhouse in Vic West.
Chocolate, charity make for a good mix

Chocolate, charity make for a good mix

Soroptomist International members assembling chefs for chocolate-inspired competition, fundraiser

Chocolate, charity make for a good mix
REVIEW: Allan Reid finds a meal fit for a king

REVIEW: Allan Reid finds a meal fit for a king

Monday’s intrepid restaurant reviewer gets the royal treatment at the Fireside Grill

  • Feb 12, 2019
REVIEW: Allan Reid finds a meal fit for a king