there is a wonderful new restaurant on island (in the old La Berengerie space - which is so special in itself) worth recording.
local fare. farm-to-table. shared plates. super yummy. touted as one of the best new restaurants by EAT magazine, it is a must stop if you are visiting galiano. (nice connection, Chef Jessie McCleary, is originally from Manitoba.)
the girls picks were marinated olives with espelette pepper, lemon and herbs and persian star garlic panisse with pickled galiano vegetables and aioli
mom and i chose galiano greens with a juliett blue, mustard and wine dressing; barclay sound sockeye with lacinato kale, brown butter and meyer lemon; and a farro special that included pesto and a poached duck egg.
and for dessert - one of everything! (dark chocolate bergamot pot de creme with sea salt, caramel and shortbread; fraser valley rice pudding with roasted chase, buckwheat and sesame; and dark chocolate truffles with berries
per the menu "We serve locally grown produce, ethically sourced meats and sustainable seafood. Our dishes are intended to be shared family-style to allow for a diverse sampling of the menu." (i'd be remiss not to add the beautiful plates and serving pieces are by local potter kasumi lampitoc.)
of course it was followed by a sunset stroll at montague...
galiano island, british columbia