Friday, September 13, 2019

Anniversary Dinner

Barbara and I decided to get away for a few days to celebrate our 27th wedding Anniversary. We decided to visit Parksville and Qualicum Beach. I had not been to this part of Vancouver Island since I lived in Victoria (73-84).

One forgets how beautiful the Island can be. The population growth is also amazing. Since I left the Island a number of wineries have opened.

On our first day in Parksville, we decided to enjoy the beach and then dine at the highly recommended Kalvas Log House Restaurant. As luck would have it the restaurant was next door to the hotel. We could walk. No drinking and driving involved.

The restaurant is not all that impressive from the outside,  however the interior immediately captures your attention. Upon entering we were quickly greeted bya gentleman wearing a suit ( a suit always makes a good impression) and were immediately shown to a table.

The menu is simple based upon Seafood and Steaks with a few additional items like pasta and schnitzel. Our waiter was elegant and humorous. He knew the proper ways of a 5 star restaurant and contributed greatly to the enjoyment of the evening. Thank you Tim!  Tim also had a very charming young lady assisting him. Who took charge of photographing Barbara and myself.

We settled on a Hester Creek Cab/merlot as we studied the menu.  The special for the evening was a NY steak with prawns. I am not a fan of shellfish but I ordered the special, Barbara could have my shrimp. Maybe they were called Prawns?

The wine was good and we relaxed awaiting our dinner. We discussed our plans for the following day which would take us up Island to visit 40 Knots Winery. A report we will post on

Our dinners arrived a very impressive presentation. Tim refilled our wine glasses. Pictures were taken of the meal and I gave my prawns to Barbara. I could hardly wait to taste the steak.

The steak was amazing, oh so good, as were the mashed potatoes and vegetables. An excellent meal.

Been our anniversary the Kalvas provided a complimentary cheesecake. It was quite good! I also enjoyed a Spanish coffee.

It was a most enjoyable dining experience!

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