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Restaurant Review: Point No Point Resort Vancouver Island, British Columbia

17 Jul

Hello sweet people!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Wednesday so far! I have an awesome restaurant review that I wanted to share with you today.

Point no Point Resort is a gorgeous west coast style retreat situated about 45 minutes outside of Victoria, BC. It’s actually only 25 km (16 miles) outside of the town of Sooke, if anyone happens to know where that is! The resort features 25 beautiful cabins perched on the side of a cliff that overlook the Pacific.

Each cabin is kind of decorated in it’s own style but they all have that cozy west coast log cabin feel and breathtaking ocean views. It’s the perfect place for a romantic getaway!

I sound like an infomercial but I just really, really, like this place.

We didn’t stay at the resort this time but we DID eat at their fab restaurant. We stopped there once on the way back from our camping trip and since then we have decided to make it a yearly trip.

First of all I just want to show you the view from our table because it was just gosh darn ridiculous.

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Like…hello?

Eating lunch with this view? Just bananas.

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And one more…

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The best part is, the view doesn’t overshadow the food!

When you walk into the restaurant it almost seems like you’re in someones living room. they have a fireplace and a couch and it seems slightly dark, though totally quaint. Then you’re led out into one of two sun rooms. Both rooms have beautiful views, no matter what table you are seated at. The dining area is so bright and airy I couldn’t even handle it. I’m a big fan of bright and airy.

I also want to make a point of saying that they do an amazing job of keeping this place neat and tidy, the buildings are on the old side but they keep them in amazing shape and everything is clean as a whistle. I am the type of person to look around and see if the floors are dirty, or the bathroom needs cleaning and I could honestly not say anything negative about this place in that aspect.

Okay, on to the most important part, the food!

We we’re just there for lunch and I wasn’t starving so I passed on an appetizer. Mr. Delish ordered a bowl of their Creamy Seafood Chowder ($7) and of course I’m a ding dong and didn’t get a photo of it. It was thick and creamy and loaded with seafood and fresh veggies. It also came with a little bread basket. The waitress was so kind to offer an extra spoon so I could get in on some of the chowder. I think he was shooting her the evil eye after that one (jokes!) It was super tasty and I believe they have the chowder on the menu every day and they also switch up a soup of the day (tomato and roasted chickpea on the day we were there.)

Then we ordered our mains! Mr. Delish decided on the “Confit of Chicken Leg” ($15) which was served on top of greens along with confit of tomato, basil and mozzarella.

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It was delicious. The chicken was cooked perfectly, crisp skin and fall off the bone meat. The tomato, basil, mozzarella concoction was delicious. He ended up pulling the chicken off the bone and mixing it all together like a salad. It was more than enough for him to eat and he thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Yum!

Then for my main, I ordered the “Marinated BC Salmon” ($15) which was also served on a bed of fresh greens along with Israeli cous cous, pickled beets, shallots and an orange vinaigrette.

Oh man.

I would give my left arm to have this magically appear on my desk right now. Seriously.

The salmon was cooked perfectly, flaky but juicy and tender, and super flavorful. The cous cous and beets were an awesome combination and I am going to try make something like it at home. Dang good is what that is.

We finished off our lunch with tea and we just had to order a creme brulee ($7), which we ordered before when we were there and we loved it! I can honestly say this is one of the few places that makes a proper creme brulee. Of course I ate it before I remembered forgot to take a photo.

Just a note: the menu online which can be found HERE is possibly outdated. It seems like they have a lot of similar dishes but they switch it up with more seasonal ingredients.

All in all, this place is fantastic and I think you all would love it to bits! So if you ever find yourself on Vancouver island, please, pullleaaseee check it out!

Point No Point Resort

Restaurant

You can also find Point No Point on Facebook!

**I am not being compensated in any way for this review, nor am I affiliated with Point No Point Resort. Just a big fan right here…**

Barbequed Steelhead Trout Two Ways

26 Jun

Good afternoon to all you lovely people!

I hope you are all having a great day so far. I am counting down the days to the long weekend! Only two more days of work till 3 days off, then 4 work days after that and I am going to Vancouver island for 9 days!

Woop woop.

Can you tell I’m excited?

I’m going to tell you a little about this fish:

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Caramelized Onion, Spinach and Tomato Frittata with Asiago

29 May

Good morning everyone! I hope you are all having a fabulous day so far.

What did you all get up to last night?

I didn’t do much, just relaxed. Caught up on some TV on the PVR that I haven’t gotten around to watching. A couple of the shows I watched:

-Finale of New Girl: Sort of a cliffhanger ending! What is going to happen with Schmidt and Cece??!!

-SNL episode with Ben Affleck and Kanye West: Ben Affleck was hilar! I love any of the ones with Stephen and surprise appearance by Amy Pohler? YAY. What the heck is up with Kanye’s new music style, though? That’s wack.

Other than that I didn’t do much, I have been feeling super tired lately so hopefully it passes. I think it has something to do with this dreary weather we’ve been having in Vancouver.

C’mon sun, I need some Vitamin D!

Does anyone want to have breakfast with me today? Frittata is on the menu!

Actually, I could only wish this is what I was having for breakfast! I’m pretty sure I’ll be eating Mini Wheats and a banana…

This is so much…yummier!

I am a big fan of eggs for breakfast, I am not a huge ‘sweets for breakfast’ person, so I usually lean towards eggs and toast kind of thing. Lately I’ve been making breakfast tacos, which are really tasty, but that is a recipe for another day.

Today we make frittata.

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Missing Ingredient {Monthly Subscription Box}

24 Apr

Good afternoon everyone!

I hope you are all having a fabulous Wednesday so far!

I am not going to do my regular chit chat thing today, I will just get right into it!

So a few weeks ago I came across this gourmet food subscription service when I was browsing the web. After looking into it a little further I realized that it was being run by a local gourmet food shop called Well Seasoned.  Along with their food shop, they also host cooking classes taught by local chefs. They always have lots of new events up and coming so if you’re in the lower mainland you should definitely check out their site for all the fun stuff they have in store!

Like I said, they recently started a gourmet food subscription box called “Missing Ingredient.” When I saw it I really wanted to share it with you guys and lucky for me, Angie over at Missing Ingredient was kind enough to send me a sample April box to try! I got it a week or so ago and I took some photos so I can show you all how it works.

Here we go!

The box is packaged really well, they put lots of shredded brown paper in the box to prevent anything from breaking or moving around.

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Hmm….what’s going to be in the box!?

find out what’s in the box!

Romantic Valentines Dinner {Cielo’s} White Rock

20 Feb

Good morning lovelies! I hope you all are having an amazing week so far.

Me? Meh. Things are kinda boring so far, definitely looking forward to the weekend. I know, I know it’s only Wednesday.

I’m doomed.

My last weekend was so busy that I actually needed to come back to work to get a bit of a break!

Friday night Mr. Delish and I went to dinner for Valentines day (which I will tell you about in a minute.)

Then Saturday, I went shopping with Tascha at Metrotown, which was kind of a nightmare. We were there for upwards of 4 hours and barely bought anything. In the end our feet were so sore from walking around all day, we barely made it to the car.

Later that night we went out with some friends for Tascha’s birthday.

Then finally, Sunday I woke up early to make Chocolate Pots for a family dinner and then we finished off the weekend with the Canucks/Blues game.

Phew.

Anyways back to Friday night. As I mentioned, we had reservations at Cielo’s for Valentines day. I was super stoked because I love that place and it’s just one of those restaurants I always forget about when planning dinner out.

I did however, plan out my outfit, as I always do! I wore a gold sequined high waisted skirt, with a white tee and black blazer. I paired that with some black suede wedges. It was a super cute outfit, unfortunately, the skirt and shoe combo made it impossible for me to walk properly. The skirt cut my typical leg range of motion in half. So I kind of had to shuffle, then the shoes are really high and tippy, so they made things even more interesting. The walk from our car took double the time. Mr. Delish kept looking over and saying “are you okay?”

Like “ya, I’m fine just traipsing around on these cobblestones, TOTALLY fine”

THEN when we finally got into the restaurant, I realized that the tables are all bar height, and so were the chairs!

Dun, dun, dunnnnnn….

I tried to be as graceful as possible when I got up on the seat but I’m sure I looked like a hot mess.

I’m never wearing that skirt/shoe combo again.

I didn’t take any pictures because it was VERY dark in the restaurant and they would have turned out horribly. However, I did want to do a restaurant review, so I will just quickly reiterate what we had.

So basically it is a tapas bar, so they have lots of small plates. Now, one thing you have to know about Cielo’s is the plates are not typical tapas size, most of them are ginormous. We ordered 4 dishes to share but we definitely could have gotten away with 3.

We started out with the bruschetta:

“gorgonzola basted, pesto rub, house dried roma tomato drizzle, balsamic reduction”

In a word, amazing! This is definitely the must order dish on their menu. They do a blend of cream cheese, goat cheese and gorgonzola and they definitely don’t skimp on the cheese! Then it has the pesto, tomato and balsamic all over it. And like everything else, the portion is big, you get like half a baguette! Yum.

Then we had the Marinated Tiger Prawns:

“fragrant mix of lemon, fresh herbs and spices.”

These were really good. They are served cold and marinated in lemon, oil and herbs and spices like the description says. To be honest, I am not sure if I would order them again just because there are better things on the menu.

Next we had the Haida Indian Candy Salmon:

“brown sugar cured and pepper bathed, served atop frizzled onions, red pepper jelly dipping sauce.”

Mr. Delish LOVES smoked salmon, and if you haven’t had candied salmon, it is amazing. If you like the whole sweet and salty combo, it’s definitely something you would enjoy. They also stack them up like lincoln logs, just what I like in my meal :)

Lastly, we had a pot of their famous mussels, we ordered the curry style ones:

“sweet curry, garam masala, white wine sauce.”

They also have a white wine and herb style as well as Cajun chorizo style. We loved the ones we got. The curry really stood up to the bold taste of the mussels. I would say this was my favorite dish of the night. I liked it even more than the bruschetta!

We finished our dinner with their delicious Creme Brulee Boat. Yum!

All in all, it was a fabulous dinner as usual, Cielo’s has a wonderful atmosphere, it’s so nice and cozy! The service was excellent and we will be back again!

If you live in the lower mainland or are planning to travel here soon, you should really check this place out. The menu can be found here.

Thanks for reading guys, talk to you soon!

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