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Aurora Restaurant

9801 Spalding Rd. , Poet's Cove Resort & Spa
Pender Island , British Columbia , Canada

Aurora Restaurant looks out over Bedwell Harbour, and—fittingly—serves West Coast cuisine in a dining room decorated with blue tones and nautical touches like a deep-sea diving helmet. The menu introduces the surrounding island geography with items like steamed mussels harvested from neighboring Salt Spring Island and seared scallops from Qualicum Bay on Vancouver Island. For a main course, try the oven-roasted filet of Pacific sockeye salmon. End the meal with a delicate selection of petits fours, and a cup of coffee that's roasted by the local Pender Island company, Moonbeans Coffee.

From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List

Chef-owner Jeff Van Geest is a British Columbia loyalist: His restaurant hosts wine tastings from the province’s boutique vintners, and most ingredients on his creative-Canadian menu are local. The space is furnished with tables Van Geest made himself.

We loved: Crisp-skinned white spring salmon with cedar jelly.

Last updated 2012-04-04 14:13:04 UTC
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