Auntie Pesto’s Café, Salt Spring Island

Yesterday, while Trevor was here for a few days, we went to Salt Spring Island. Driving to Chemainus and seeing the scenery was pretty nice and then we continued on to the Ferry at Crofton.

On the other side at Vesuvius Bay, we drove a few kilometers to the center of town and wait for the Farmer’s market to open. We walked a bit and then decided to have some lunch. We spotted Auntie Pesto’s Café and were seated outside on the patio over looking all the different boats being moored there.

Trevor ordered “The Mateo” – a sandwich made with genoa and calabrese salami, provolone cheese, and sundried tomato tapenade on their in-house ciabatta bread; toasted to perfection and he ate it all up.

Don ordered the lox and dill cream cheese platter with pickled shallots, fried capers, shaved pickled zucchini and slices of toasted in-house made brown bread. Yup, he ate it as well.

I ordered the Grilled Chicken Panini with roasted red peppers, and provolone on their in-house made ciabatta bread. Believe me, this bread is absolutely awesome. These sandwiches were so large, I could not eat the whole thing. THEN, they ordered Onion rings.

If you are fortunate enough to travel to Salt Spring Island, be sure to go in and eat here. It is clean, the food is great and the staff are so friendly.

I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you a tale of woe (for me but funny for everyone else). Lunch was my treat for these two wonderful men and I always tip 20 per cent. I put in the numbers and handed the machine back and the lady looked at it and asked what she had done so wrong. I had put in 20 cents, not the 20 percent. We rectified it, thanks to Don and Trevor thought this was pretty funny. Me? I was totally embarrassed.

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