Another unexpected find: Wild Mountain.

This is another example of an unexpected dining experience in a small town. It’s about an hour drive from Victoria BC and more than well worth the excursion. First the view…spectacular with the Olympic Mountains in the distance.

The food? Equally spectacular. The menu is farm to table and therefore changes based on what’s available. The day we visited it ranged from corn on the cob, to charcuterie, to mushroom pizza to lingcod to pork loin. So you will have plenty of choices and this is one of those places where everything on the menu is likely to be excellent.

Very interesting cocktails and extensive beer choices with a few on tap. The wines, all from BC.

Have you ever heard of a piquette? It’s a “wine” made from the skins, seeds, etc. after the wine is pressed. Obviously you have to rehydrate it and sometimes add a bit of sugar then it’s fermented. Yields a low alcohol drink with a bit of spritz. This is the first place I’ve ever seen it on a menu. Wow! If they have a piquette when you visit, give it a try.

Service was excellent. Make a reservation if you can since it’s a small place that’s very popular. Seating outside doesn’t require a reservation but is first come.


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