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Cooling Down in the Capital

by Shelora Sheldan 07.30.2013

This perfect Victoria summer has us taking to the streets to seek out our favourite vendors for delicious cool down treats. From ice cream to ice pops here’s a list of the top four to melt over. Ice cream maven Autumn Maxwell of Cold Comfort creates some fine, and astonishing, flavours served up in pints […]

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The Latest News from the Capital

by Shelora Sheldan 06.03.2013

Let’s dig right in, shall we? Two new food trucks have hit the streets of Victoria. First, fans of chef Naotatsu Ito’s Japanese cooking are thrilled that he is back at the stove, this time cooking out of a shiny new kitchen on wheels. Daidoco appears at the Saturday-only Moss St. Market, with a menu […]

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Mid-Island Food News for June

by Hans Peter Meyer 05.30.2013

Tickets go on sale June 1 for the 2nd Annual Flavour Gourmet Picnic, taking place at Coastal Black Estate Winery Sept 15. Tickets available at GourmetPicnic.ca (it sold out 4 weeks early last year…. Note that Flavour is sponsoring the June #localfoodhero promotion. FMI see the launch info online at j.mp/VILFH June 7 Chef Philippe Gagne […]

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From Italy, New Zealand, and Argentina: 3 wines with Gregor Mowatt

by Hans Peter Meyer 04.03.2013

“We’re starting with the Prosecco because we all need to be drinking more bubbly.” And that’s how we started the second in this series of wine tastings with some of the people I rely on to teach me about wine. Gregor Mowatt was talking about how most of us treat bubby – Prosecco from Italy, […]

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News from a Broad – Lunching in the Capital

by Shelora Sheldan 03.21.2013

Spring has sprung and with it, a spate of new and unique dining options in BC’s capital. Focusing on the lunch hour, Victoria’s culinary landscape is rife with great daytime options. The downtown core is a prime example. Weekdays the streets buzz with small independents competing for your hard-earned lunch money. Places like Devour, Clay […]

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3 BC Whites: Tasting notes with Connie Earl

by Hans Peter Meyer 03.18.2013

Connie Earl is a floor manager at both Avenue Bistro in Comox, and sister restaurant Atlas Cafe in Courtenay. In her 20+ years in the restaurant industry she’s been server, cook, and manager. Along the way she’s done some sommelier training, but most importantly, she’s developed a love for and deep appreciation of wine, particularly […]

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Mid-Island Food News for March

by Hans Peter Meyer 02.28.2013

First the #DineAroundCV update: Through to March 17 you’ll find great 3-course value and flavours at various price points ($17 – $27 – $37 for 3-course menus) at 21 venues in the Comox Valley region. I was part of a preview team in February and am happy to note that local food is being featured […]

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Dining Around the Comox Valley – a snapshot of #DineAroundCV Feb 20-March 17

by Hans Peter Meyer 02.21.2013

Most people are familiar with these seasonal “dine around” promotions: marketing packages aimed at getting people into restaurants in the slow season. Now in its 4th season, Dine Around Comox Valley, engages many of my region’s restaurants in that kind of exercise. But I don’t think “cheap seats” or even the special 3-course menues that #DineAroundCV is […]

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Mid-Island Food News for February

by Hans Peter Meyer 01.29.2013

Valentine’s Day menus and the Dine Around Comox Valley promotion dominate the news. The 4th Annual Comox Valley Dine Around runs Feb 20 – Mar 17 and at time of writing includes 22 venues and 3 hotels (follow the Twitter chatter via #DineAroundCV). The #DineAroundCV focus is on 3-course, prix fixe meals (at $17, $27 or […]

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Mid-Island Food News for December 2012

by Hans Peter Meyer 11.28.2012

On the Nov 30-Dec 1 weekend it’s a celebration of “Oysters, Bacon, Chocolate” at the 1st Annual Delicious Downtown Courtenay. This is part of a lot of fun happening in my downtown during six weeks of WinterFest. This weekend, it’s all about the great eateries we have in my downtown – and raising funds for […]

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Road Trip – Young Victoria

by Canucklehead 11.25.2012

A few weeks ago I was seriously burnt out from my day job (do you know hard it is to get the caramel into a Caramilk bar?!) and I really needed a break. I decided to head over to Victoria to get some quiet time. Plus I LOVE the ferry rides. While those who regularly […]

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Mid-Island Food News for November 2012

by Hans Peter Meyer 10.31.2012

This food news column is about what’s fresh and tasty in my “home region” – the greater Comox Valley / Campbell River area. My biases: local food, local beverages, great service. We’re hosting a #localfoodhero series of contests to celebrate the growers, chefs, bartenders, servers, flavouristas, etc who sustain us and tantalize our palates. There’s […]

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