Submitted Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - 7:23pm [Dine in]
I've lived and traveled in (and cooked in) some of the world's greatest food cities, so I am quite fussy. For the most part, in Victoria I'd rather eat at home. Brasserie L'Ecole is one place for which I would leave my home kitchen any night. The dishes are elegantly simple, and it's clear to me that whomever is in the kitchen knows their stuff. The mark of a great chef shows in their sauces. At Brasserie L'Ecole, the sauces I sampled were delicate and flavorful. I would have given it 5 stars straight across, but I thought someone would think I was related to the owner. (I'm not.). This is my favorite restaurant in Victoria.
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Submitted Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - 7:10pm [Dine in]
When we want good, hearty comfort food, we go to the Penny Farthing. I have eaten here a half dozen times and I've never been disappointed. The atmosphere is just wonderful. We like to sit in a different part of the pub each time we go so we can experience all the wonderful details.
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Submitted Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - 7:06pm [Dine in]
While most of our meal was okay, the crab (real, not the extruded stuff) in the California roll had a distinctly odd flavor. Our concern that the food might be off was not helped by the fact that the sushi chef had been hacking and clearing his throat while we were sitting and waiting for our dishes to arrive.