Stillhead Distillery of the Cowichan Valley has just released their new flagship Van-Isle Rye Vodka. What makes it so dramatically different? Craft distilleries only use grains from within the province of BC. Stillhead takes it one step further as they are the only distillery using 100% rye grain grown and harvested here in the Alberni Valley, near Port Alberni. Think about that for a moment. Stillhead wants to keep Vancouver Island farmers busy and rewarded for growing amazing products, while also dramatically lowering their carbon footprint by reducing transportation distances by over 1000km, and a ferry ride. While most companies look further and further away to reduce their manufacturing costs, Stillhead looks for local solutions whenever possible.
September 23rd, 2022
Victoria’s Best Restaurants as voted by you
The best cocktails, the best patio, the best new restaurant and more!
📸: @birdman.vic It’s not exactly the newest addition to Victoria’s food scene, but you may not be aware this hidden gem exists. A late-night pop-up inside the beloved local restaurant Wind Cries Mary, Birdman serves towering fried chicken sandwiches for takeout and delivery. You can order from Birdman’s small but compelling menu and dine inside …
September 22nd, 2022
As summer fades into the rearview mirror, Fairmont Empress’ Chefs look toward the bounty of the autumn harvest to showcase a new season of flavours. New Q Restaurant Chef, Mark Classen unveiled his new fall menu brimming with savoury dishes that reflect the transition from warm summer days into cool, crisp temperatures. From colourful root veggies like roasted Jerusalem artichokes to locally foraged wild mountain huckleberries, chanterelles and spruce tips, it’s almost time to delve into the season's best. Exceptional local ingredients, creativity, and care are all at the heart of Q Restaurant’s new fall menu, officially launching Monday, October 3, 2022.
September 21st, 2022
Italy is known for its great food, and the country’s culinary exports are some of the most sought-after in the world because of their quality and freshness. But they haven’t been that easy to find on Vancouver Island—until now. Gigi’s Italian & Specialty Foods was born from a need for authentic Italian ingredients in Victoria. …
September 21st, 2022
Varsha is a creative Indian-fusion restaurant located at the edge of Victoria’s Chinatown. This gem is run by a local Punjabi family that’s been serving Indo-Canadian cuisine since 2012. Find out how Aneet, a UVIC student with Punjabi heritage, finds a sense of home eating at Varsha.
September 20th, 2022
Fall into a mealtime routine you'll love with Fresh Prep! With school now back in session, every minute you have counts. When do you have time to grocery shop, let alone meal prep? Fresh Prep delivers restaurant-quality meal kits to cook in 30 minutes, with options the entire family will enjoy.
September 16th, 2022
In this installment of our Chef Spotlight Series, we meet up with Ingrid Perez, the newest executive chef leading the kitchen at Nautical Nellies Restaurant.
September 14th, 2022
CRAFT Vic Harbour is elated to announce it will officially open its brand new location in Victoria by the end of September!
September 13th, 2022
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