You’re having a day out with friends and are looking for the perfect spot for a delicious meal that is not only tasty but affordable. Here is our list from Tasting Victoria on the best places in Victoria for dishes that not only taste great but are also priced reasonably affordable.
Leading the kitchen of Friends of Dorothy is Chef Sarah Maw. Sarah is young, female, and queer, which makes her an anomaly in the world of chefs. She’s an ambitious Chef who regularly enters culinary competitions, and motivates her team to get creative in the kitchen! We caught up with Sarah as part of our chef spotlight series to learn more about her and how to make her perfect Lamb Merguez Meatball!
Perched on the 18th floor of Victoria’s beloved locally owned hotel, the Chateau Victoria, you can expect the same breathtaking 360 degree city and harbour views from Vista 18 Restaurant & Lounge as always. But, Vista 18 has a refreshing new direction to serve up to its guests in this post-COVID era, including a freshly renovated space and an inspired new management team, bringing an invigorated energy to its dining experience. We can easily sum up their new concept in three words: authentic, local, elevated.
It’s a proud moment when your Executive Chef has been with you for 17 years and you can look him in the eyes and know that he is the right person for the job. After 30 years, Chef Stoneman handed over the reins to Chef Bain and knew that LURE’s concept of Lively, Fresh and Local would continue because Chef Bain is the inspiration behind it.
In our Chef Spotlight Series we were able to catch-up with House of Boateng’s namesake, owner and chef Castro Boateng. Chef Castro was born in the West African country of Ghana, and moved to Canada when he was nine years old. He studied Culinary Arts at Humber College in Toronto and worked under European Master Chefs Stewart Cameron and Colin Watson at the prestigious Turnberry Resort, in Scotland.