Vancouver Island Feast

van1 The Feast Concierge“, Karma Brophy, hosted Sara Waxman on a gastronomic tour through the lovely seaside village of Oak Bay on Vancouver Island. This community has its own culinary character and edible treasures, and what a feast it was!

At Oak Bay Marina Restaurant we brought the crab up from its cage at the dock and handed it over to Chef Jeff Keenliside who cooked it in a pail with some mollusks, then dumped the whole thing on a brown papered table. We all had our own mallet, crackers and appetites ready for the “crab smash” seafood experience.

van2 Ottavio Italian Bakery, Deli and Cafe
From the islands largest cheese selection, we enjoyed tastings and a delicious interpretation.


van3 Penny Farthing Pub and Vis-a-vis Wine Bar
A taste of Oak Bay’s British Heritage at a traditional English pub and wine bar – lots of local stories and tasty food.



Whole Beast Artisan Salumeria
Award winning culinary artisan Cory Pelan treats us some delicious samples of his own charcuterie.

dessert trio Oak Bay Beach Hotel for an exclusive local spirits-tasting paired with a sweet bite trio by Chef Rennie.



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