Part 4 of the Aspiring Chefs Series

Posted on: July 15th, 2014 by sarah No Comments

Ian Stillborn

Ian was born in Alberta, after leaving high school he went on to study Multimedia Productions & Criminal Justice in college.  Throughout his adult life Ian held various cooking and prep jobs to help pay the bills, but his true passion is his music.  Ian and his partner Mattea moved to Victoria in 2008 where Ian’s appreciation for the culinary arts grew not only because of the more stable nature of the industry over musical gigs, but also because of the arrival of his first child.  Being able to experiment with food and work with it in different ways to prepare it for his family sparked a true interest in Ian.  From there Ian went back to school, once again, and completed his Red Seal.

Ian enjoys the creativity of cooking and the satisfaction of being able to stand behind something he has made with his own two hands.   But do not worry, he has not lost his passion for music as he will take any chance he can get to play with his band. Ian’s menu represents all of the fresh ingredients of the summer season, with a twist all his own.  Ian and Mattea are currently expecting their second child in August.

Ian has been a part of the Chateau Victoria team since 2012.



Panzanella Salad
tuscan style bread & tomatoes, Modena balsamic vinegar reduction,
olive cubes & goat cheese balls


Roasted Cherry Soup
roasted cherries, onion, red wine, mint & bay leaf, served chilled


Scallop Crudo
mango fluid gel, celery oil, grapefruit, cucumber brunoise


lemon “caviar”, sweet pea, olive oil poached cherry tomatoes
& air of mushroom


Pineapple Ravioli
white chocolate mousse, raspberry & lime-coconut-rum sorbet,
crispy basil leaves

$59/pp taxes & gratuity not included

Ian’s menu will run from July 16 - July 23

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake!

Posted on: July 8th, 2014 by yvonne No Comments

For this recipe check under our recipes page.

Melt the chocolate. In a food processor blend the chickpeas and eggs until smooth add the sugar and baking powder. Add the melted chocolate and blend until combined. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 40 minutes or until a knife comes out clean from the middle of the cake. Allow the cake to cool and serve.

Transform Travel

Posted on: July 8th, 2014 by mark No Comments

Did you know there are specialty shopping tours in our city that might appeal to both locals and visitors in downtown Victoria? Have a look inside at Transform Travel.   They include a stop at our venue, Vista 18, to sample our local food as part of their tour.