This week, we’re talking all about the unexplored wonders of Pacific Northwest cuisine as well as (per usual) the wonderful restaurants that make up Victoria’s unique and colourful food scene. With such lush, green environments and endless cooking traditions from a variety local chefs, we believe the surface of flavour possibilities has only merely been scratched. And boy, are we ever excited about that!
😍 5 spots to try right now
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Where to find Pacific Northwest cuisine in Victoria
Seafood is a given, as Victoria is surrounded by the never-ending waters of the Pacific Ocean and is undoubtedly home to some of the best seafood in the world. But what else? With a bounty of luscious rainforests, mountains, meadows and other diverse ecosystems, the island is also home to a wide array of local plants (AKA a universe of undiscovered flavours and ingredients that create the taste of the Pacific Northwest).
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LURE Restaurant & Bar Welcomes Group Reservations
Have a group? We all know how hard it is to find a restaurant that will take a reservation for more than ten—look no further!
LURE Restaurant & Bar welcomes groups for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And for dinner, Chef Curtis’ family style group menus offer a selection of starters, mains and desserts so everyone can try a little of everything without any FOMO.
LURE Restaurant & Bar is located on the waterfront in the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort.
Visit lurevictoria.com for more information and call 250-360-5873 for your group reservation.
New Wind Cries Mary spinoff will take over Sherwood cafe space
Photo: Wind Cries Mary / Facebook
More details are yet to come about the upcoming restaurant, which is named Rudi. But from what we’ve seen from the Wind Cries Mary group so far, a continued emphasis on local, farm-to-table dining seems to be the direction they’ll be heading.
A Victoria ice cream shop has been forced to stop selling wholesale products. In an effort to support local dairy farmers, Cold Comfort Ice Cream had to take its wholesale products off market shelves to comply with dairy regulations which require producers to buy from authorized, licenced dairy plants.
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Make a difference for BC’s Kids
Victoria’s cherished holiday event is returning November 16.
Festival of Trees features up to 100 decorated trees on display at the Bay Centre over the holidays. Sponsor a tree in support of cancer research at BC Children’s Hospital. If you're seeking a fun team-building event—this is it!
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Drop Dog Wednesdays: Join fellow hot dog enthusiasts at Smiths Pub this coming Wednesday for a delicious dog with endless toppings—veggie dogs are available too!
Peninsula Country Market: This coming Saturday, October 9th, is the last day you can visit this wholesome farmers’ market for the season. Find everything from produce vendors to freshly baked pies and music.
Absinthe Masterclass: Go through a variety of absinthe preparations in this intriguing, hour-long class at Vessel Liquor this Saturday.
• $50 3-course Thanksgiving meal at Boom + Batten this coming Monday—reservations are available online!
• $3.99 tacos every Tuesday at 1550’s, as well as $4.99 highballs for the ideal Taco Tuesday pairing.
• $6 burgers and beers every Tuesday at Craft Beer Market for a $12 match made in heaven.
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