CoffeeCrew Blog

Eat, drink and love...
like there is no tomorrow.
Because, hey, you never know!.

Dining in Victoria as good as it gets #1 · Monday May 26, 2008 by colin newell

Brasserie lecole best steak frite on the planetTo describe the restaurant, Brasserie L`ecole as unpretentious is like pontificating on the genuinely modest nature of the Dali Lama.

Shut up and eat already.

This is one of the reasons I find Eat magazine so amusing – whenever it appears on the stands that is.

They gush and genuflect on restaurants like Brasserie L`ecole, Cafe Brio and Zambri’s…

And others. They back slap. They self reward and worship.

It is a veritable love fest.

But I digress.

Brasserie L`ecole is a great restaurant with some amazing pluses, twists and turns in what should be a stuffy and boring French restaurant.

Starters: It appears that guests can order 2 glasses of wine from virtually any bottle in their cellar. Name one other restaurant in Victoria where this is an option?

We go for the Steak-Frites… Steak perfectly prepared served with a bassinet of skinny Belgian fries, anointed with salt, baptized with truffle oil and parmasan.

Expect to book 2 weeks in advance for a good seating during the dinner hour(s).

In this 1st in a marathon of local restaurant reviews, diner Colin Newell hopes to educate, entertain and reveal some of Victoria’s gems. Bon Appetit!

Comment Rules

We welcome all kinds of comments on the content herein - Have fun! No spam please or commercial links! We will out you!

  Textile help

Summer food fun and drink - Enjoy an Okanagan Meritage Today