Though the building is a former Chinese schoolhouse in the middle of Victoria’s historic Chinatown, Brasserie L'École serves a daily-changing menu of seasonal French-country cuisine. Starters include Medjool dates stuffed with Roquefort and smoked almonds, as well as a classic French onion soup au gratin. The moules frites feature local Quadra Island mussels and French fries, while the restaurant's namesake burger comes topped with Gruyère, endive, and bacon. The design in the high-ceiling dining room also hits a strong French note, with Henri de Toulouse posters, dark wood trim, and bold red walls.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.