Exploring Victoria’s Food & Drink Scene

Exploring Victoria’s Food & Drink Scene, Victoria, British Columbia (B)

y home base of Vancouver B.C. is well established as a foodie destination in Canada, if not the world. It is also enjoying an explosion of craft breweries making it a beer lovers paradise.1 Yes, it is a great time to be a foodie in Vancouver. This got me thinking about what it is like in other major Canadian cities. Are the global trends of sourcing fresh and local ingredients for our meals and expecting more than watered down beer isolated to just Vancouver? With that in mind, I made the short trip across the Georgia Straight for a weekend of exploring Victoria’s food and drinks scene.

It didn’t take long for this foodie weekend to begin. Shortly after leaving Vancouver on board the brand V2V Empress luxury passenger ferry, I tucked into a Salish Sea inspired meal that kicked this weekend off right. V2V Vacations uses Victoria catering company Truffles who emphasize on sourcing local and sustainable ingredients. I enjoyed an open faced Ocean Wise smoked salmon sandwich topped with crispy capers and washed it down with a Blue Buck from Victoria’s own Phillips Brewing Company. This was capped off with the best truffles I have ever had from Bernard Callebaut chocolate. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Exploring Victoria’s Food & Drink Scene
Guide Location: Canada » Victoria
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Shaun Robertson
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.thislifeintrips.com/exploring-victorias-food-drink-scene/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Hotel Grand Pacific
  • B.C. Royal Museum
  • 10 Acres Commons
  • Bard & Banker
  • Hoyne
  • Philips
  • Driftwood
  • Olive the Senses Gourmet Foods Ltd
  • French Oven Bakery
  • Chinatown
  • Sült Pierogi Bar
  • Rogers Chocolates