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Victoria Tapas – A Review in 4 Parts… Not Unlike Your Meal: Part 4

by Kristy Gardner 06.03.2012

What defines a Victorian institution? Longevity? Quality? Consistency? Higher ratio of locals to tourists? If so, The Tapa Bar fits the bill. Snuggled into an ally in the middle of the downtown core hides one of Victoria’s most treasured small plates establishments. Spanish music wafts down the pavement while the scent of food and city […]

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Victoria Tapas – A Review in 4 Parts… Not Unlike Your Meal: Part Three

by Kristy Gardner 05.28.2012

Moving from the outskirts of down town to the core, The Black Hat is the next stop on our tapas tour. It also happens to be Victoria’s newest small plate venture. And might I say, the most expensive – but with good reason? Upon arrival the room is stark yet well assembled, inviting yet functional. […]

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Victoria Tapas – A Review in 4 Parts…Not Unlike Your Meal: Part Two

by Kristy Gardner 05.22.2012

(Images by Choli Designs) When you think of Oak Bay, images of grandiose houses, flags on street lamps, and little old ladies with walkers come to mind. Unwittingly, you have been fooled. Tucked in between the resident neighbourhood pub on one side and a Tudor sweet shop on the other is Vis a Vis – […]

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Victoria Tapas – A Review in 4 Parts… Not Unlike Your Meal

by Kristy Gardner 05.15.2012

Victoria boasts the most restaurants per capita in North America, save for San Francisco. In a culinary sea of eateries, how does one choose where to indulge their next craving? The best bet is to sample as many dishes as possible. Enter tapas. Despite the English austere of the Capital city, Spanish style dining seems […]

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