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11Apr 16

My intention after our Summer  2015 Road Trip to Tofino had been to write 5 Blog Posts about it in fairly quick succession, but as you can see, I have fallen a bit behind.  At least I got the first 3 posts out in a timely fashion…

As mentioned before, we stayed at the Tin Wis, and this is where we had Breakfast every morning, during our stay.  They had a great selection of Breakfast items on the Menu, good sized portions, a lovely staff, and delicious food – all at very reasonable prices.  We are not “grab a muffin and a coffee” kind of Breakfast People – we prefer a leisurely, relaxing, sit-down Breakfast, and they did not disappoint.

 

Breakfast at Tin Wis

Breakfast at Tin Wis

 

Since we were exploring all over the place while there, we had Lunch at different places each Day.  One of my favourites was The Wolf In The Fog.

It was a rainy day that we were nearby there, visiting Art Galleries and little shops – we wandered in, not knowing what to expect.  I had one of the most amazing Chai Lattés I have ever had, as well as one of the most delicious, flavourful Quesadillas. We had hoped to get back for a dinner there some Night ( which was served Upstairs) but didn’t make it back.

It was warm and sunny most of the days we were there, so my husband suggested we walk around near our Hotel, in search of snacks. We stumbled upon Chocolate Tofino  which began a 3 Day long fascination …

 

Chocolate Tofino

Chocolate Tofino

 

Pure Heaven

Pure Heaven

 

I am not normally an “ice cream” person ( or even gelato ) but once I tasted the Salted Caramel Gelato, I’ll admit, even I had it 2 days in a row.  It was unreal – so incredible!!! They make their own chocolates right there, as well, and they all looked equally fantastic!

 

Salted Caramel Gelato

Salted Caramel Gelato

 

3 out of the 5 days we were there, we were hiking, so were quite hungry by the end of the day.  We needed to find somewhere casual to eat where we wouldn’t have a long wait.  Most of our hikes were closer to Ucluelet, and we found a place there called The Cedar Grill.  The first time we went there, we both had – hands down – the best burger and fries either of us has ever had. Once again, I am not much of a “burger and fries” kind of Gal, but that is what I was craving after hiking, and it was unbelievable.

 

Cedar Grill

Cedar Grill

 

The food was so good there, that another day after hiking, we decided to stop in again, before driving back to Tofino.  This time, my husband ordered his favourite – Lasagne – and I had one of mine – pasta with alfredo sauce.  Once again, Dinner was phenomenal.  We had a really amazing Waiter – I even mentioned to him that one day, I would write a blog post and mention the place, since we were both so blown away by the food.  I’m glad I am finally able to do so.

 

Delicious Dinner at Cedar Grill

Delicious Dinner at Cedar Grill

Enjoying Cedar Grill Again

Enjoying Cedar Grill Again

 

One Night, we were once again in the Art Galleries back in Tofino, and saw The Schooner Restaurant.  It looked lovely, so we decided to give it a try.  It was a more dressy place ( although most people tend to dress fairly casually from what we saw ) and had a fantastic menu.  I believe I had steak, and my husband had fish – both were incredible, as were the cocktails. The service was impeccable.

 

Schooner Restaurant Tofino

Schooner Restaurant Tofino

 

Prior to our trip, my dearest Friend had told me we ” had to” go to Shelter Restaurant in Tofino before we left.  We were able to get a reservation the night before we were to return Home, and we’re so glad we did.  When we pulled up, it looked super cool and funky – many patrons were sitting on the deck out front, gazing across the street at the water. We chose a table inside ( as I tend to get cool easily ) but the view was just as good, as we were seated by a window.

 

Shelter Tofino

Shelter Tofino

 

I started with a cocktail – with freshly muddled raspberries – it was divine.  I had a chicken dish, my husband had some sort of Seafood Gumbo, and both were fabulous.  The service was amazing, also.

 

Cocktails at Shelter

Cocktails at Shelter

Enjoying Shelter

Enjoying Shelter

 

After our wonderful dining experience, I finished off with a specialty coffee, and dessert. ( it may look small, but it was rich, delicious, and oh-so-decadent ) Nothing better than being on holiday, and enjoying yourself.  ( that’s kind of the whole point, isn’t it? ) 😉

 

Finishing Touch - Dessert at Shelter

Finishing Touch – Dessert at Shelter

 

I have to say, during our 5 day stay in the Tofino area, we had a lot of fantastic food. We had everything from burgers, fish & chips etc. to steak and pasta – and from very casual to fancy. The food was consistently great, the prices were never out of line, and the service was amazing.  They sure know how to keep you wanting to come back for more …


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