For our final meal of our Girls Getaway last week, Keira and I were treated to dinner at The Landing West Coast Grill over at the Pacific Shores Resort & Spa. One of the best things about Parksville, aside from the endless beaches and glorious sunsets, is the resorts. I remembered spotting Pacific Shores from the water during our kayaking adventure and it was just as lovely up close on dry land.
At The Landing we were greeted by friendly staff as walked past their wine cellar and 6,000 gallon aquarium and were then seated by the window so we could overlook Craig Bay. The menu featured numerous Ocean Wise selections and also highlighted gluten-free items.
For starters, we each chose a wood-oven roasted bread appetizer (even though we were also given complimentary olive loaf, and corn bread). We chose the Warm Oregano & Cheese Whole Wheat Flat Bread and the Spicy Fire Cracker Flat Bread with Warm Goat Cheese & Tomato Dip .
My main course, the Cedar Plank Halibut, was a featured item that was served with lemon herbs & butter, wild rice and seasonal vegetables.
From our window view, we could see a wedding party doing a run-through out on the lawn. The resort hosts many special events and at the Landing you can select from special dining options such as their Dinner & Dance experience.
The dessert menu was presented to us in a way that was dazzling, yet I believe Keira also mentioned, kind of cruel. Each dessert item was brought out on a tray so we could get a full preview (we only meant cruel because we wanted to devour each and every offering, but our full bellies wouldn’t allow that to be an option). We selected the crÃ¨me brÃ»lÃ©e (which had hints of raspberry) and the chocolate mousse (with orange).
It was the perfect way to end our stay in the Oceanside region on Vancouver Island and I look forward to exploring even more when I return — which I hope will be some time very soon.
The past week has featured a series of posts about our Girls Island Getaway adventures. My photos are available on Flickr and you can also read Keira’s posts over on her site.