Victoria: Blue Fox Café

BRUNCH. The meal that I use as an excuse to indulge in my favourite breakfast fare that I’d otherwise feel too guilty eating in the early hours of the day. Blue Fox Café is one of THE brunch places to hit up in Victoria. After a relaxing morning of sleeping in, reading, and just overall calm, we were ready to eat.


Death Row Meals: Youngblood


If I’m not mistaken, last week’s Death Row Meals: Youngblood dinner was the first one since their 3rd annual Olde Hunter’s Feast earlier in February this year. It was one not to be missed. Featuring up and coming chefs in some of the city’s hottest restaurants, it definitely garnered a lot of attention fast. Using the movie, Youngblood (starring Rob Lowe, Cynthia Gibb and Patrick Swayze—what’s important is that it’s set in Ontario! ;D) as inspiration, the seven chefs came up with a tasting dinner fittingly held at the Air Canada Centre’s Hot Stove Club.


Victoria: The Soda Shoppe

When in a new place, do not do the touristy thing. Do not pretend you’re holding the pyramid outside Le Louvre. Do not stand in front of random monument whose history is lost on you and snap photos. Do not explore the city’s culinary scene through the hotel restaurant below your suite. And don’t you dare order room service when there’s a farmer’s market close by. Who am I kidding?!


Victoria: Red Fish Blue Fish

Final day of racing: 200m races x 4. Distance-wise, very short but they are insane. Imagine exerting all your energy in 40-some seconds, it’s over before you even know it. After our races, we waited around for what seemed like hours (oh wait it was a few hours!) to find out if we qualified (top 5 teams in the country qualify to compete in Italy in 2014). Well, while we waited, we snacked on blackberries growing at the race site and eagerly anticipated this meal: