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Tarts in the oven for feasting day 2. Had an amazing meal yesterday at the delectable home of Annie. She went all out, of course, with full-on nibbles spread followed by the main attraction: the works. GJ did a little chore of replacing some weather stripping and we ate and drank all night! Forgot to photograph my ┬ádessert offerings: pumpkin pie and warm ginger pudding cake. Tonight we’re off to another meal with friends. Photos tomorrow…

Nibbles (and wine) kept us satisfied until the main attraction. I love all the bright colours Annie brings into everything she does!

GJ installed some new weather stripping for Annie.

Turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry, mashed potatoes, gravy and of course… Brussels sprouts!

Here in Victoria, we are blessed with so many exceptional dining options. We would happily eat out every day and never tire of the diverse offerings. We certainly have our regular breakfast favourites. And for lunch and dinner one can experience everything from Vegetarian Chinese to Indian to French and everything in between. I love that many of our local restaurants take pride in our region and source many of their ingredients from local sustainable farmers and fishers.

Last Saturday my beautiful sister was visiting and treated us to an amazing dinner at Camille’s. It was the second time in two months we’d been treated to this amazing experience; we are very spoiled. It was my intention to photograph all the items we ordered, but after the appetizers had been consumed, I was in such a deliciousness-induced daze that I forgot all about the camera! Here are the three shots I did get. I’m afraid I don’t remember all the ingredients for each dish, but they were all amazing as were the mains and desserts. The food is rich and intensely flavourful and the chef is happy to accommodate special food concerns. The servers are all friendly and helpful, yet remain relaxed. I would recommend Camille’s to all visitors an locals who want a very special food experience.

GJ had the seared tuna atop lightly dressed baby potatoes and duck egg with halibut ceviche.

Leek and onion tart with field greens, candied pecans and pear. This delicate tart just melted in your mouth.

Roasted local asparagus with pastry triangle and field greens. I think this was the appetizer with the rhubarb sabayon.

Made a special dinner for Valentine’s Day, for which we felt teased along the journey to obtain the ingredients. Strawberries and a lovely bunch of daffodils at Niagara Market; a lovely bottle of Chilean Chardonnay. So I went with the old standard, chocolate-covered strawberries, along with yummy lemon squares from Cascadia Bakery, preceded by pasta tossed in a parsley and olive pesto with asiago cheese. A delicious meal and a lovely Valentine’s Day. Next year, I will try to be more organized and attempt the lovely cookies another blogger shared; I would be thrilled if they turned out half as beautiful as hers!