Pirate’s Chips Restaurant

On a very wet, chilly and damp morning, following an appointment, we went looking for a new  place to have lunch. We have passed this place many, many times but today we went in. It is a smaller restaurant,  clean and decorated in a nautical fashion.

The menu is huge and we really had a time trying to make the right choice and decided we would share a 2 piece cod  dinner and (get ready) poutine fries. Now, before you think we have lost it, they have the best fish and chips we have seen this side  of  Vancouver. The poutine looked so darn good on another table, we had that instead of regular fries. Uh, uh, we were not the least bit sorry. The gravy on the fries was probably THE best. Our delightful server informed us it was a vegan gravy (???) but oh so good.

The cod serving was 2 gigantic pieces of heaven on a plate. Light batter, just a perfect golden colour served with coleslaw and lemon. Beautiful. It also came with a bottomless cup of coffee.

Now you would think we were done, right? hold on….the table back of us had a deep fried Nanaimo bar served with a large scoop of ice cream and equal sized mound of whipped cream. Both drizzled with chocolate sauce. Oh yeah!

This was a ‘had to try’ once in our lifetime, but I can think of two daughters and granddaughters that would kill for this dessert. It is lovely to taste, very, very rich to consume. This was shown of CBC Dragon’s Den television show. It is certainly worth a try.

We will be back. Their menu is definitely one to go to again and again just to try more of it.

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Bodhi’s Artisan Bakery

Yesterday, while they were clearing the pipes in our parking area, we had to leave and go…shopping? Well, while we were taking the ‘scenic’ tour from our place we were passing a Bakery and decided to give it a try. We had time before the stores open.

We have passed this Bakery many, many times and always think we should try it. We have tried several of the Bakeries here and have not found one that was really exceptional but in we go. This Bakery is small in size BUT you cannot imagine when you try their Scones (just like what we had in Ireland) or their Bread Pudding, just how exceptional this is. This pudding I have to tell you is in individual servings but could very easily serve two. Uh uh….that did not happen.

I could not believe the flavour, texture or yumminess of Don’s scone. Truly! The bread pudding I chose looked too yummy to not try. OMG! I make a New Orleans Bread Pudding and, although it is good, the texture and flavour of this from the Bakery is like velvet.

The coffee is also exceptional. The owner comes around with the coffee pot to refill your cup. Imagine that.

We are not finished with this Bakery – far from it. The free form breads, the scones, tarts, cream puffs are just saying “come on back”. We really will.

If you are ever here in our beautiful City, you have to go here and just take it all in. Thank you Bodhi’s for being a Bakery as it should be.

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