The restaurant is located at the Inn at Laurel Point, which has a stunning view of the harbour and the lights of downtown Victoria. Really quite beautiful, methinks! The place was buzzing for a Thursday, because of the first day of Dine Around, but not too packed. I chose the the breaded shrimp, ravioli, and pumpkin creme brulee. For starters, they gave us some amuse bouche.... And really, the very name made me giggle like a tool to no end. Afterall I am pretty much a 14-year-old girl trapped inside a 12-year-old boy's body...dressed in drag. (Ergo...the sense of humor of an adolescent teen to match sometimes). Anyhow...the amuse was less than amusing. (pronounced "amoozing"). They then dazzled me with brioche, which I'd never had before and let me tell you...If you're a bland carb-lover, you will see God if you eat this!!
I have to say, that we were really well taken care of at this place, as customer services is kind of a tipping point for me, if the food is less than stellar. And, although the food was tasty, the price point was a bit over what we normally could afford without the fixed price menu for this event. The dishes are good portion, though. I would highly recommend this place, especially for a special event (p.s. they have large separate room for parties of more than 10), or extra-fancy date night. Despite our busy schedules, we really try hard to make it a priority to set quality time together, and NOT talk about law school. Our lives are so intertwined, it's hard to make that separation from our lives as students, versus our lives as a couple.
http://www.humboldthouse.com/) ... And let me tell you, if you have an itch for kitsch, this place is your scratching post. We stayed in the Mikado room....quite possibly decorated by a 70 year old dude who picked some shit up at a garage sale/flea market. HOWEVER, the selling points are the fact that it has both a hot tub AND a fireplace. Booyah! AAaaand, there is little cubby where your breakfast appears. It was pretty rad to eat some crepes in my robe, with the fire roaring. I am a romantic at heart. SUE ME.