Stages – small plates big taste in Fernwood, Victoria

Stages small plates wine bar gladstone in FernwoodIf you are a foodie in Victoria, B.C. Canada it will come as no surprise to you that this city has something for everyone.

Thai, Italian, Indian, Japanese, Western, Chinese, Fusion.
You name it, it’s here.

Stages small plates wine bar has given us something entirely new – good food in small quantities and a healthy selection of regional wines.

Imagine being able to pick from some of the areas best fresh food, all locally sourced ingredients, an international selection of fine cheeses and wines from places like the golden mile of Osoyoos in the Okanagan.

My wife and I visited Stages for the first time this evening – shortly after opening time… so we were the first to be seated. Stages on Gladstone in historic Fernwood, Victoria has a very hip and open feeling. High ceilings and an airy and informal setting that takes advantage of the classic brick work, Stages earns top marks in letting the consumer relax and get down to the business of eating some interesting bites.

We picked a couple of glasses of red wine from the golden mile region in Osoyoos, B.C.
Food selection included chilpotle-lime mussels and a lango bread with goat cheese, tomato and artichoke hearts. A basket of artisan bread helped us take advantage of the wonderful broth that enveloped perfectly prepared mussels.

Stages in Fernwood has an eclectic menu that encourages repeat visits – better yet, a group of 4 to 6 people. That way, you can order more and share.

We will be returning soon! With friends…

Stage is at 1307 Gladstone Avenue, Victoria.
Open seven days a week from 5 p.m. until midnight, and at 4:30 during Belfry matinees.
The restaurant can be reached at 250-388-4222.