A fire that broke out in the kitchen of Deep Cove Chalet Oct. 28, 2018, left the restaurant with significant damage. It is now set to reopen on July 24. (Wolf Depner/News staff)

Deep Cove Chalet set to re-open following fire

North Saanich eatery says July 24 will be ‘business as normal’ following rebuild

A fire that broke out in the kitchen of Deep Cove Chalet Oct. 28, 2018, left the restaurant with significant damage. It is now set to reopen on July 24. (Wolf Depner/News staff)
Wall climbing is just one of the activities you’ll be able to try out at this year’s Eats and Beats at the Beach. Photo by Shane Deringer

Eats and Beats at the Beach part of summer-long celebration at Esquimalt Lagoon

Food and musical offerings create great times in Colwood

  • Jul 8, 2019
Wall climbing is just one of the activities you’ll be able to try out at this year’s Eats and Beats at the Beach. Photo by Shane Deringer
Green New Deal Victoria will host a picnic on July 6 in Beacon Hill Park. (Black Press File Photo)

Green New Deal Victoria hosts picnic in the park

July 6 event in Beacon Hill Park will focus on environmental sustainability

Green New Deal Victoria will host a picnic on July 6 in Beacon Hill Park. (Black Press File Photo)
Life-long dream achieved as Chef Ian Blom opens The Ainslie

Life-long dream achieved as Chef Ian Blom opens The Ainslie

Duncan restaurant promotes Cowichan Valley food, produce, wineries, breweries and distilleries

  • Jun 10, 2019
Life-long dream achieved as Chef Ian Blom opens The Ainslie
Paul Moran, Tofino Resort + Marina’s executive chef and the newly crowned Top Chef Canada, fillets a halibut for dinner guests at 1909 Kitchen last week. Moran served the premier whitefish with freshly foraged morel mushrooms and seaweed. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Tofino’s ‘Mushroom Man’ wins Top Chef Canada Season 7

Chef Paul Moran of 1909 Kitchen at Tofino Resort + Marina won the $100,000 prize and Top Chef title.

Paul Moran, Tofino Resort + Marina’s executive chef and the newly crowned Top Chef Canada, fillets a halibut for dinner guests at 1909 Kitchen last week. Moran served the premier whitefish with freshly foraged morel mushrooms and seaweed. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Folk Festival Society promotes value of sharing international cultures with others

Folk Festival Society promotes value of sharing international cultures with others

Second annual Folktoria brings ethnic dance, foods to Centennial Square, June 8 and 9

Folk Festival Society promotes value of sharing international cultures with others
A legendary culinary expert is profiled in the documentary Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy as part of the Victoria Film Festival’s Feast: Food and Film, on June 13.

Film, food and drink make for a delicious combo

Victoria Film Festival’s Feast: Food and Film lets you indulge all the senses. June 13-15

  • May 26, 2019
A legendary culinary expert is profiled in the documentary Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy as part of the Victoria Film Festival’s Feast: Food and Film, on June 13.
Coconut milk cooking with Chef Heidi Fink

Coconut milk cooking with Chef Heidi Fink

Dairy free product is a delicious ingredient

  • May 17, 2019
Coconut milk cooking with Chef Heidi Fink
Spring salads from Chef Heidi Fink

Spring salads from Chef Heidi Fink

Going fresh and green for the season

  • May 10, 2019
Spring salads from Chef Heidi Fink
Delectable savouries and more will be up for the tasting at the fourth annual Victoria Cheese and Meat Festival, May 11 at the Roundhouse in Vic West.

Discover cheese, meat and more at annual festival

Roundhouse in Vic West hosting multifaceted culinary event May 11

  • Apr 27, 2019
Delectable savouries and more will be up for the tasting at the fourth annual Victoria Cheese and Meat Festival, May 11 at the Roundhouse in Vic West.
Dulce or seco, Spanish sherry is divine

Dulce or seco, Spanish sherry is divine

Nuanced flavourful drink is experiencing a renaissance

  • Apr 22, 2019
Dulce or seco, Spanish sherry is divine
Jennifer Schell moves from verbs to vines

Jennifer Schell moves from verbs to vines

Okanagan cookbook author now creates wine at Schell Wines

  • Apr 5, 2019
Jennifer Schell moves from verbs to vines
Pierogi Please!

Pierogi Please!

Classic Polish dish is cosy, hearty and richly flavoured

  • Apr 3, 2019
Pierogi Please!
Inspired Chef with Darren Watson

Inspired Chef with Darren Watson

Fine cuisine from the Qualicum Beach Inn’s Cview Restaurant and Lounge

  • Mar 13, 2019
Inspired Chef with Darren Watson
New Courtney Room Restaurant Meshes Menu and Design For a Casually Elegant Parisian Experience

New Courtney Room Restaurant Meshes Menu and Design For a Casually Elegant Parisian Experience

Locally sourced ingredients take on a French Bistro vibe on the lower level and fine Parisian dining upstairs

  • Feb 25, 2019
New Courtney Room Restaurant Meshes Menu and Design For a Casually Elegant Parisian Experience
B.C. dairy farmers say milk cup is half full in new Canada Food Guide

B.C. dairy farmers say milk cup is half full in new Canada Food Guide

Despite what seems like a demotion, B.C. Dairy Association insists its inclusion is still integral

B.C. dairy farmers say milk cup is half full in new Canada Food Guide
Whisky Warm-up

Whisky Warm-up

A whisky inspired cocktail is one way to warm up your winter

  • Jan 23, 2019
Whisky Warm-up
Riley Yakabuski (left) and Elora Adamson (right) have been sourcing meals from dumpsters since January 8 to raise funds and awareness about food insecurity in northern communities. Pictured January 16, 2019. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

UVic dumpster divers raise awareness for food waste

Eating only from dumpsters, the students hope to raise money for food banks in Northern Canada

  • Jan 17, 2019
Riley Yakabuski (left) and Elora Adamson (right) have been sourcing meals from dumpsters since January 8 to raise funds and awareness about food insecurity in northern communities. Pictured January 16, 2019. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
A butterfly lands on a visitor’s hand at Butterfly Gardens. Don Denton photography

Winter Escapes On The Peninsula

Indulge your senses and keep warm on a Vancouver Island outing

  • Dec 28, 2018
A butterfly lands on a visitor’s hand at Butterfly Gardens. Don Denton photography
Endive with cheese, pear and bacon for Winter Dream lettuce wraps. Don Denton photography

Recipes For Lettuce Wraps with Chef Heidi Fink

Lettuce cups are the perfect vehicle to carry fabulous flavours

  • Dec 21, 2018
Endive with cheese, pear and bacon for Winter Dream lettuce wraps. Don Denton photography