Ask anyone living or visiting Victoria about iconic landmarks and inevitably they will mention The Empress Hotel. Completed in 1908, this historic hotel just underwent a beautiful renovation in 2017 and is well worth visiting whether it’s your first time or your hundredth.
Dinner at the Q is an experience. Executive Chef, Morgan Wilson & restaurant GM, Albert Kirby have created both a wonderful menu and a warm ambiance that won’t disappoint. During our visit to the Q, Chef Ken Hookham was on hand and kindly took the time to introduce our many courses; he also provided us with an excellent commentary on their in-house food preparation.
The Q prides itself on its locally sourced food, with fresh vegetables from the Saanich peninsula and Whole Beast meat products. We were fortunate enough to try the slow-cooked Bison Short Ribs, the roasted Sun Gold Lamb, as well as the roasted Kuterra Salmon.
The grand finale… dessert, of course! The Q features a number of desserts ranging from cheesecake to their famous Empress Cake, or a selection of their house churned ice creams or sorbets. We chose the hazelnut chocolate torte along with the creme brûlée – a sumptuous ending to a wonderful meal.
Thanks to Chef Hookham, our waiter, Lorne, and the staff at the Q Restaurant for an unforgettable culinary experience.
See you at the Q for an outstanding culinary experience – bon appetit!
Looking for ideas to celebrate LOVE? Apart from ensuring that you surround yourself with people you love, food, wine, and chocolate are some of the best options for celebrating Valentine’s Day!
As Charles M. Schulz once said,”Love is all your need. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” If you’re looking for a great chocolate dessert, check out my previous blog post with a recipe for the “Chocolate Decadence Cake” Always a hit with any crowd.Looking for great beverages to serve at a Valentine’s Party? Here are a few fun suggestions.
The first ever SHINE Fashion Tea took place this past weekend at the beautiful Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, B.C. After months of planning, our committee was thrilled to see this event come together. Thanks to corporate sponsors, tickets sales and a successful silent auction, we were able to raise funds for B.C. Children’s Hospital.
Last year I did a blog post on Winter White and received a lot of positive feedback. It has become my favourite decor theme for January and this year it’s been especially fun creating a new look. Winter white feels fresh and clean and is a great way to welcome in the New Year!