Norwoods Restaurant in Ucluelet

Friday, February 25th, 2011 — 11:15am PST
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Once we finished our Zodiac tour of the Broken Group Islands, we headed to dinner at Norwoods on our last night in Ucluelet.

We started things off with the ‘local seafood trio’ which included crab chowder, tempura prawns and grilled octopus (which was my favourite):


Local Salt Spring Island Mussels and Clams Piquant Tomato Sauce

Grilled Fillet of Beef Peppercorn Sauce, Gratin Potatoes, Roasted Shallots, Seasonal Vegetables

Classic Braised Lamb Shank Bourguignonne Rosemary & Garlic Knödel, Spinach

Richard Norwood, Chef/ Proprietor and Philippe Mallette, Chef d ‘Cuisine in the open kitchen


I couldn’t resist the Pumpkin & Cinnamon Crème Brûlée for desert. I then finished my night off with a Goodnight:

Grand Marnier, Baileys, Frangelico, Steamed Milk, Nutmeg, Orange Twist

Indeed it was a good night at Norwoods. Everyone in my tour group agreed that Norwoods was the unexpected and stellar food highlight of the trip to Vancouver Island.

Related posts from the rest of the tour of Vancouver Island include caving in the Horne Lake Caves and surfing in Ucluelet.

John is an avid photographer, gadget geek and traveller. You can find him on Twitter and at where he discusses photography and all sorts of technology. All photos in this post were taken by John.

Disclosure: Activities, services and dining experiences during the trip were compliments of Tourism Vancouver Island or the operators and businesses mentioned.

A guest post by John Biehler

Guest contributor John Biehler is an avid photographer, gadget geek and traveler. He has filled in for Rebecca on several media travel trips and provides stunning video and photos from these adventures.

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One comment

  1. Karen says:

    Now I know how to make the “Goodnight” drink. Thanks for listing the ingredients – it was delicious!

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