A quick trip to Victoria nets a great evening at OLO Restaurant

  Yesterday was a bit of a whirlwind that ended, eventually, with my first visit to OLO. We started the day in rural Vancouver Island north of Courtenay, made our way for meetings in Nanaimo followed by a trek to Victoria. Our intention was to stop for lunch at either Unsworth Vineyards or Hudson’s on First, … Read more A quick trip to Victoria nets a great evening at OLO Restaurant

Wine Touring in the Cowichan Valley

My most recent excursion took me to Unsworth Vineyards just minutes away from Mill Bay in the Cobble Hill area. The surrounding countryside is serene and beautiful as is the setting for their Tasting Room, open daily year round. Since my last visit they have changed management and chef at the Restaurant which is open … Read more Wine Touring in the Cowichan Valley

Second Time Around at Hudson’s on First

Sometimes you discover a new restaurant and it’s really good, then you go back a second time and… this I can tell you about our second time at Hudson’s on First – it was just as good and definitely my “go to” spot for south/central Island dining.   A resounding YES and two thumbs up for our … Read more Second Time Around at Hudson’s on First

Hudson’s on First ups the ante on Island dining

Who knew? There is a wonderfully classic dining room smack dap in the middle of “old town” Duncan on Vancouver Island. Opened just this past November I was delighted to have discovered this adorable establishment while I was in Victoria attending Culinaire.     What first made me even consider the foray up Island from … Read more Hudson’s on First ups the ante on Island dining

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