Taste Events July 24-27, 2014

Physical tickets to Taste the Difference purchased after July 16th will be held at “Will Call” and can be picked up day of the event, Thursday July 25th, after 2pm at our Taste tent on the right hand side of the Hotel Grand Pacific front entrance.

All other events are by guest list. Please use your PayPal confirmation for entrance.

Note: All Taste purchases are final sales. No refunds are offered. You must be 19 years or older to attend any Taste event.  Please bring ID.


Thursday July 24, 2014

Trade Tasting
1:00-3:30pm Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street
Taste 2009 B-K 055This British Columbia wine tasting is available to approved members of the food and beverage industry. No advance registration is necessary. PLEASE REGISTER AT THE DOOR WITH PROOF OF INDUSTRY EMPLOYMENT.  Please see the Trade page for further info.
When you arrive at Hotel Grand Pacific, we would be pleased if you would support our beneficiary with a minimum $10 cash donation. Please ensure you wear your nametag throughout the tasting.
Taste the Difference
A BC Wine and Cuisine Tasting
6:00-9:00pm Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street
Taste 2009 B-K 055Taste’s opening night is a conscientious evening tasting of more than 100 British Columbia wines and the most incredible array of local and seasonal cuisine. Top Victoria chefs who walk the talk supporting local farmers and suppliers will be featured at the opening event. Sample a cornucopia of tastes and flavours complemented by BC’s finest wines all for just the price of admission! $89 More Info

Friday July 25, 2014

Sustainable Seafood: Taste and Learn at Finest At Sea 
10:30am-12:00pm Finest At Sea, 27 Erie Street
Taste 2009 B-K 055Bob Fraumeni is fisherman and owner of Finest At Sea (FAS), Canada’s only producer of 100% known product origin and sustainable British Columbia seafood. Join his team for an exclusive, behind the scenes look and an informative seafood session right at his processing facility in James Bay…just steps from downtown Victoria. $19
Sharpen Your Senses: An Interactive Tasting Workshop
7:00-9:30pm London Chef, 953 Fort Street
sharpen-taste Taste an array of Bartier Bros wines with five London Chef creations before and after you adjust the cuisine yourself using condiments selected by chef Dan Hayes to make these a perfect wine and food match. This will be an incredible palate sensation and a tremendous learning experience on how food and wine interact with each other and how to subtly tweak the food to a perfect wine match. Challenge your taste buds with the five senses; sweet, sour, salt, bitter, and savoury, in a kitchen party atmosphere rubbing shoulders with the award-winning winemaker and chef. $99

Saturday July 26, 2014

Wine Seminar TBA
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Swine and The Vine
2:00pm-4:30pm The Pacific Restaurant, Hotel Grand Pacific
Taste 2009 B-K 055The fifth annual Swine and the Vine will continue to surprise and delight! In the spirit of celebrating the wonders of everything Pig, we will be featuring a delectable offering of handmade goodies for your pairing pleasure with a selection of BC wines, teas, ciders and other local gems we have fallen in love with over the past year. As always, the highlight will be the whole suckling pig which will be roasted on a spit on the patio and presented by Executive Chef Rick Choy and his talented team of culinary craftsmen. This event has become a foodie haven, unlike any other in Victoria, and is a fabulous way to spend a sunny afternoon! $79

Sunday July 27, 2013

Band, Bubbles and Bennys
11:00am-2:00pm Vista 18 Restaurant Martini & Wine Bar, Chateau Victoria Hotel, 740 Burdett Avenue
Taste 2009 B-K 055Vista 18 invites you to listen to the jazzy sounds of Lust Life while sipping British Columbia sparkling wines and enjoying a three-course brunch featuring Eggs Benedict and our fabulous city vistas!Executive Chef Garrett Schack has created a menu that will tantalize your taste buds while complimenting the celebratory flavours of local wineries. $49   Please Call 250.361.5692
Everything is Better With Bacon
TBA  Steamship Grill & Taphouse
steamhouseA delicious multi-course dinner will take place in the Bateman Gallery above Steamship Grill & Taphouse. Since there is nothing better than bacon, each course will include our guest winemaker’s favourite food and will be paired with her fabulous Red Rooster wines. Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know the details! $TBA