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We are proud to support our fiefighters this week

Posted on: August 11th, 2014 by mark No Comments


Parking is still complimentary for our patrons

Posted on: August 6th, 2014 by mark No Comments

Please note that we are enforcing parking charges for non-restaurant guests in our lot due to the increase demand for parking in the downtown area.  Our goal is to keep our lot for our guests so you have the best possible experience when you visit us at Vista 18.   Our only request is that you check in with our hotel front desk or our bell staff to obtain a parking voucher.  Standard charges are $2.00 per hour and $15.00 for overnight parking.


Part 5 of the Aspiring Chefs Series

Posted on: July 29th, 2014 by sarah No Comments

Tegan Sykes

 

Tegan is a young aspiring chef striving to make his name known in the culinary world. He is eighteen years old and has lived in Victoria his whole life.  Tegan’s dream of becoming a chef began when he joined the Culinary Arts program at his former high school, Spectrum Community School. He trained in this program for two semesters under Chef Lauri Humeniuk, where he helped to create and prepare the menu for the school’s cafeteria. This program allowed him to participate in work experience at Hotel Grand Pacific under Executive Chef Rick Choy, and at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club under Executive Chef Andrew Dickinson.

During the Culinary Arts program he was granted a scholarship to take his professional cook level one through Camosun College, which he has now completed. He will be going back to take his professional cook level two in November, and aims to complete his Red Seal certification.

He recently competed in the BC Skills Regional Culinary Competition, where he placed fourth overall.

Il Grecos was Tegan’s first job in the culinary field. There he was a dishwasher and prep cook for eight months before moving on to Spinnakers. He worked at Spinnakers as line cook under Chef Alison Ryan for almost a full year. He was then introduced to Chef Garret Schack while volunteering at an annual career fair, where he was given an opportunity to join the team at the Chateau Victoria.

Tegan has been part of the Chateau Victoria family since March 2014.

 

Menu

Inspired by Flavours of the Mediterranean

1st

Roasted Red Pepper Crostini

fresh heirloom tomatoes, lime dust, reduced balsamic vinegar

2nd

Orzo Pasta Salad

marinated feta cheese, crispy artichoke hearts, sundried tomato antipasto

3rd

Intermezzo

cucumber gratinee, ginger pearls

4th

Pan-Seared Steelhead Salmon

roasted garlic & dill risotto, raspberry champagne gastrique, grilled asparagus

5th

Deconstructed Tiramisu

espresso ice cream, coffee caramel sauce, ladyfinger crumble, cocoa tuille

$59/pp taxes & gratuity not included

Tegan’s menu will run from July 30 - August 5