STRATHCONA— Score a five course degustation menu by Chef Curtis Luk every Tuesday through Saturday for dinner for just $29 at The Parker. Your dietary requests (gluten-free, vegan, etc) will be taken into account and Chef Luk will create a special menu just for your table. Make a reservation on the website or call 604 779 3804 to book this special offer. [Eaterwire]
VICTORIA— Get your early bird tickets for Victoria's premier food tasting event, Culinaire which features producers from Victoria, the Cowichan Valley and Saltspring Island. The event is scheduled for Thursday March 24 this year with an early and late event at the Crystal Garden. Tickets for the always-sell-out show go on sale on Saturday. Snap yours up here for $45+tax. [Eaterwire]
DOWNTOWN— The third season of Bittered Sling Bistro is coming to a close with a finale at Uva Wine Bar on Sunday November 24 from 8-11p.m. An all-star behind-the-bar cast will be pitted against each other in a showcase showdown; Jay Jones (The Blackbird Public House and Oyster Bar), Evelyn Chick (Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar), Justin Taylor (Yew at the Four Seasons), Grant Sceney (Fairmont Pacific Rim), Jean-Sebastian "J.S." Dupuis (Homer Street Café) and Robyn Gray (PiDGiN). Guests will have the opportunity to sample each competitor's cocktail and delicious bites from the Uva kitchen.
Only a limited number of tickets to the Bittered Sling Bistro finale are available for $30. [Eaterwire]