New Haus on the block

There’s a new haus on the block! Eva Schnitzelhaus opened its doors in the heart of downtown Victoria, taking over the Rain Dogs location on Fisgard Street. This open space has been transformed into an après ski chalet-style restaurant by a skilled team who all have roots in the award-winning Agrius Restaurant. Executive chef and CEO Maxime Durand, along with sous chef Émile Hudon-Donne, created a playful menu with their own twists on German, Swiss, and Austrian classics.

Syrian refugee’s catering business takes off through Facebook

Safaa Naeman’s Syriana Catering is struggling to keep up with demand.

Safaa Naeman doesn’t have much time for sleep. Between a full time job, a burgeoning business, and two teenage sons to raise, most nights she gets just four to five hours of shut-eye.

The Naeman family arrived in Victoria about four years ago as refugees from Syria through a private sponsorship organized by a group of about 20 people.