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Montana’s Restaurant

The other day we tried to purchase tickets to the Downton Abbey movie but found they didn’t open until 12:30 p.m. for ticket sales and it was now only about 11:15 a.m. With Montana’s across the parking lot, we decided to go and grab a quick bite and then come back to get the tickets.

We got in, ordered our coffees and then I decided to go for the potato skins (sans onion) and Don ordered the chicken wings.

When the food came out I have never, EVER seen potato skins like this….they had quite a bit of potato left, added the best brisket and their bold bbq sauce. I kid you not, These are the very best I have ever eaten.

Don had the double dusted chicken wings and loved every bit of it. Then, because we still had a few more minutes to go, we ordered the 8 mini donuts which come out HOT and has a warm toffee dipping sauce. Oh Boy!  We have gone over the top today.

I spoke with the Manager and told him what I thought of the potato skins and he said they had already run out of the brisket for the afternoon. It is a new item on their menu and he says everyone has caught on. Fabulous!

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Cuckoo Trattoria, Coombs, B.C.

Yesterday was the last long weekend of the summer and after doing a few chores around the townhouse, Don suggested we go to Goat on the Roof for the afternoon. He hadn’t been to a market all summer and thought this would be a good time to go.

Off we went – takes about 30 minutes from Nanaimo, doing the speed limit only. We set the control just to see how long it did take us.

We shopped our faces off, both foods we wanted to buy, foods only this market has and also a few trinkets for Christmas.  After putting the bags in the car, we started to look for this Italian restaurant Don had been told about. It was a short walk up the slope and WOW! it is truly like being in Italy once you go inside. We opted for the patio ,partly in the shade, and ordered our beverage and foods we would share and sat back fully enjoying this piece of Italy.

We ordered the crab cakes and a pizza called the Cuckoo. OMG! It was absolutely fabulous. The crab cakes were a nice size ( 3 of them) with a beautiful aioli and the pizza was chicken, artichoke hearts, mozzarella cheese, and bell peppers.

We got through it SLOWLY and tried not to waddle out of the restaurant. Inside the tables all had beautiful white cloths and napkins. I am sure you think it should high end…it is but the prices are not.

We know a niece and her husband who would fall in love with this place. …hmmmmm.

Don’t pass this one by. It would be a major mistake.


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