Welcome to Locals Restaurant
Well spring may be a little late... but it's coming! The covered and heated patio is ready to go, once we get above 10 degrees. The retractable awning offers full protection from the rain, or an opportunity to bask in our (occasional) West Coast sunshine.
This month we are refreshing our menus with some great new items, some you'll recognize as favorites from recent special menus. At lunch we have added a beautiful Chicken Cacciatore with baked cheese polenta, for a twist. Or, you could try our lovely vegetarian option of baked Cannelloni with spinach and roasted vegetables. As well, there is a Noodle Bowl featuring our fresh Prontissima Pasta Ramen noodles with a choice pork belly, salmon fillet or tofu that has been pan seared.
At dinner, the duck breast from Christine's Quackery is smoked in-house and is a lovely appetizer. The Miso glazed Sablefish is so tasty and light, perfect for dinner our on the patio.
For dessert we are now offering a lovely cheese plate showcasing some of our wonderful local cheeses from Natural Pastures and Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, varying depending upon whatever is fresh and ready. Also, you may wish to try the new lemongrass and ginger or passion fruit Crème Brulee.
Located at the Old House in Courtenay, Chef Ronald St. Pierre's menu showcases local foods from Vancouver Island producer including bison, crab, oysters, rabbit, venison, duck, and artisan cheeses. Pastry Chef Laurel's amazing desserts are all created in-house and from scratch, which is certainly a rarity these days!!
We are very excited that Locals Restaurant has for the second time been awarded Level 3 L.E.A.F. Certification; Leaders in Environmentally Aware Food Service. We were the first, and remain the only restaurant in British Columbia to gain this recognition! Read more about this outstanding achievement in our What's Cooking Newsletter page.