Another newish place in town is 10 Acres Bistro, formerly Bon Rouge. I met a friend there for snacks last week. This is a concept that intrigues me: a restaurant with its own farm. There are already many restaurants in town who take advantage of the abundance our island offers and support many of our local organic producers, which is wonderful. I am curious to see how this concept will grow and what the restaurant will do to promote the idea of local, seasonal eating. I can imagine so many possibilities! While there, we shared three items from the “for the table” menu. They were all delicious and beautifully presented. I am excited to try brunch there one weekend soon.

10 Acres Bistro and Pub, located at the corner of Courtney and Gordon streets, just north of the Inner Harbour, Victoria BC.

10 Acres Bistro and Pub, located at the corner of Courtney and Gordon streets, just north of the Inner Harbour, Victoria BC.

Left to right: quinoa fritters with hummus, farm vegetables (that day included beets, sun chokes, parsnips and kale, roasted beautifully), and artisan beard with olive tapenade.

Left to right: quinoa fritters with hummus, farm vegetables (that day included beets, sun chokes, parsnips and kale, roasted beautifully), and artisan bread with olive tapenade.

The covered patio is enclosed right now for warmth. I'm sure in the summer it will be an amazing place to sit.

The covered patio is enclosed right now for warmth. I’m sure in the summer it will be an amazing place to sit.

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