Shown here is chef and author Michel Richard
Thursday, June 14
FEAST: Food & Film Festival
FEAST, presented by the Victoria Film Festival, will host six mouthwatering screenings over three days: June 14, 15, and 16.
Kicking it off on Thursday, June 14 at The Vic Theatre is the film Fermented, a documentary about the revival of the ancient process that has become the latest food trend. Mother Nature’s Market & Deli will be serving fermented themed snacks including delicious local kombucha brewed by Cultured Kombucha and vegan based cheeses by The Cultured Nut.
Followed by Michelin Stars: Tales from the Kitchen, a film that offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the mythical Michelin Guide of fine dining. With grand chefs such as Alain Ducasse, Daniel Humm, René Redzepi, Andoni Aduriz, Yoshimi Narisawa, Victor Arquinzoniz, Guy Savoy, Michel Richard and many more, Michelin Stars sets the gastronomy bar at the highest level possible. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Toque Catering paired with cocktails presented by Sheringham Distillery.
On Friday, June 15, two films will screen starting with The Goddesses of Food. This documentary investigates what holds women chefs back in the modern world of cuisine and will be accompanied by Sea Cider tastings and food bites by Kitchens of Distinction.
Following Goddesses of Food, The Strath Liquor Store and Victoria Caledonian Distillery are partnering to take the viewers on a trip around Scotland from the comfort of The Vic Theatre seats with a screening of Scotch—A Golden Dream, a beautiful film which honours the history and the art behind the golden elixir.
On Saturday, June 16, the final two films are Chef Flynn and New Chefs on the Block which will close out the Food & Film Festival. Chef Flynn is a documentary about a 10-year-old boy starting a supper club in his living room who quickly outgrows his bedroom kitchen and sets out to challenge the hierarchy of the culinary world. New Chefs on The Block is an intimate multi-year portrait of two chefs who struggle to open and maintain their first restaurants. As usual, food will be on site along with real-life industry stories provided by the chefs and owners from Accio and Top Soil.
Ticket prices are $20-$25. All events are 19 and older. Full details are available at www.feastfoodfilm.ca.
FEAST: Food & Film is an annual food-focused Festival brought to you by the Victoria Film Festival to highlight local and regional food and drink paired with great films.