Seafood includes: local whole spot prawns, dungeness crab, wolf eel, Arctic char, rainbow trout, steelhead and wild chinook salmon when it's in season.
Wild game: Pheasant, quail, partridge and even ostrich and Saanich farms emu make regular appearances on the menu.
Red meat: The island is home to some of the world's finest venison, caribou and elk. In the winter there is delicious wild boar and bison on their menu.
From the west coastal rainforests there are wild chanterelles and succulent morels, plus the even more exotic pine and cauliflower mushrooms. Cowichan Valley salmonberries in May, Metchosin blackberries and tayberries in June and July, then salal, red gooseberry and wild currants through the fall.
In the spring Camille's features fresh fiddleheads, the delicious shoots of young ferns. Sweet, tender local asparagus, miniature new potatoes and baby beets follow next. Summer brings peaches-and-cream corn on the cob, sugar snap peas and fragrant lavender. In Autumn the island is full of
exotic squashes and pumpkins. Late-picked crabapples and winter sorrel are harvested next, along with island kiwi fruit and many varieties of grapes.
A few of their delicious menu items, include:
sweet pea, spinach and parsley broth,
honey ham, bell pepper and red potato hash, chive cream
Sweet Thai Honey Glazed Breast of Duck
pickled daikon roll, sesame crisps,
ponzu soaked baby bok choy, lily bulbs
In 1997, Camille's was voted Victoria Resturant of the year. And it is still, a favourite fine dining spot for Victorians.
Results 1-4of 4 Reviews
Ft. Worth, Texas
May 23, 2006
From journal Anniversary Trip to British Columbia
Victoria, British Columbia
October 19, 2002
From journal Beautiful BC, Victoria...
by Wisecloud guide
May 2, 2002
FYI - we made reservations via their website: click here.
From journal Romantic Victoria
New York, New York
April 16, 2002
I have tried the minted mustard lamb, the ostrich, the emu and the duck salad, all excellent choices. The menu reflects flavour of the local produce and the wine list is impressive for such a small restaurant. The owners were very nice and made it a point to greet each table. I could tell they put their pride and hard work into the place.
Camille’s is located in a historic building in Bastion Square. The booths for two people could be a bit small, but I thought it only added to the intimacy of the candlelit atmosphere.
From journal Beautiful Victoria