Graduation Dinners – Ferris’s Oyster Bar and Grill – Downstairs

For the final graduation meal we headed to Ferris’s Oyster Bar and Grill. Ferris’s is one of my favourite Victoria restaurants because the atmosphere is cozy and almost cabin-like. The staff are all very knowledgeable and down-to-earth. And the prices are incredible.

We started off with the big bowl of mixed fries with ali’s mayo sampler which consisted of chipoltle chilli mayo, ginger mayo, and the “special dipping sauce”. All three were definite must haves and next time I would get a few orders of them to put on everything. The fries were all fresh and delicious, and went very quickly. Almost as quickly as the trio of mayos.

I had the Oyster Burger which came with japanese breaded oysters, green onion and ginger mayo. I got my burger with caesar salad and it was amazing. The oyster was fresh tasting, and paired perfectly with the ginger mayo. The caesar salad was standard but delightful. Funnily enough, most everyone else got the oyster burger, and were equally as impressed.

 

 

My friend Rebecca is vegetarian and gluten free, so she got the Veggie Nut Burger with no bun, which came with a sunflower and flaxseed patty with apple chutney and goat cheese. Absolutely incredible. Even without the bun!

 

All in all, Ferris’s was the perfect day to Graduation meals out. Located on lower Johnson, it’s easily accessible for anyone living in Victoria. Check out their website for more information:

http://www.ferrisoysterbar.com/

Until next time!

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Graduation Lunches – Spinnakers Brew Pub

Victoria is famous for it’s microbreweries. One of my favourites is Spinnakers Brew Pub located just across the Johnson Street bridge. For my graduation lunch, my family and I decided on Spinnakers. The view of the inner harbour is beautiful, and heritage house vibe creates a very comfortable character-filled atmosphere.

I ordered the beer braised pulled pork sandwich with the kale and goat cheese salad. It was divine.

 

 

My sister had the local water shrimp melt. Also, amazing. This was no ordinary seafood melt. The flavours were unique and incredible. Probably, my favourite dish at lunch.

 

My Dad had the 3 Baked Outlandish Oysters. Also, incredible. A definite must-have, especially for out-of-town visitors looking for good seafood.

 

My Mom had the smoked salmon baguette. Simplistic but wonderful. If you’re a fan of smoked salmon you’ll love this one.

 

 

Whether you’re a local or an out-of-towner looking for somewhere original and delicious to eat, head to Spinnakers Brew Pub. You won’t be let down.

Bon Appetit my friends!

Graduation Breakfasts

I recently graduated from the Bachelor of Professional Communications Program at Royal Roads University and this meant a visit from my family all the way from Kelowna, B.C., and many special meals. I thoroughly enjoyed the diner at Paul’s Motor Inn on Douglas Street. The decor was directly out of pulp fiction with it’s diner vibe. I shared the breakfast wrap with my mom, which was filled with the standard scrambled eggs, onions, bell-peppers but also basmatic rice… which I would probably go without next time but it was nice to try something new. 

 

My sister tried the fried tomatoes which were rich but delicious. 

 

Overally, the service was great. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and easy going. The atmosphere was perfect for the cozy diner feel. I would definitely do a breakfast or two there, especially with line-ups so long at other breakfast locations on the weekends around Victoria.