Taste of Chemainus - COMPLETED

Photo by Chris Istace Lifestyle Blog & Photography 2017

Chemainus restaurants are opening their doors to welcome the public for this special Savour Cowichan signature event. This artisanal culmination of food and drink invites guests to tour and enjoy local dining menus. Each restaurant participant features delectable dishes crafted to showcase their talents alongside specialty drinks. These menus include set pricing in the ten, fifteen and twenty dollar marks, as well as specialty deals, and hosted dinners. Each restaurant has a menu of features sure to get you salivating.

This is the Chemainus culinary event of the season you don’t want to miss. Throughout town you will see businesses with their Taste of Chemainus Features up on their front doors and menus inside.


Owl's Nest Bakery and Bistro

(250) 324-8286 | 9752 Willow St | Hours during series: Daily 9AM–4:30PM

West Coast Bowl

Yukon Gold Hash, shrimp, salmon, red snapper, 2 perfectly poached eggs, hollandaise sauce $15

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Decadent layers of moist pumpkin cake, rich spice, and creamy frosting

Hazelnut Praline Latte Photos by Chris Istace 2017


Odika Cafe

(250) 324-3303 | 2976 Mill St | Hours during series : Wed-Thurs: 4–8:30PM & Fri & Sat 4-9:30 pm

3 Course Dinner $35

Appy: Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Gocce

Hand Stuffed Pasta, Brown Butter Sauce

Main: Oven Roasted Cedar Plank Salmon

Dill-Caper Crème Fraiche, Roasted Baby Potatoes & Carrots, Braised Kale

Dessert: Goat Cheese Cheesecake

Spiced Blackberry Cabernet Merlot Sauce


Maple Lane Cafe & Catering

(250) 324-3338 | 9828 Croft St | Hours during series: Wed-Fri 9:30AM–3PM & Sat-Sun 9:30 - 4 pm

Navajo Burrito $15

With all the fixings including nachos & salsa as a side – can be made vegetarian.

Cranberry Chicken Salad Sandwich $10

Delicious, fresh and filling

BELT with a Coffee $15

A delicious start to your morning

Chemainiac Bar $5

Chocolate brownie and peanut butter cream... need we say more.

Turmeric Chai Latte $5.50


Gringo's Burritos

(250) 710-8827 | 9752 Willow St | Hours during series : Daily 10 am - 5 pm


Choose from savoury bean, chicken, ground beef, steak or supreme blend wrapped in a warmed tortilla and filled with, beans, cheddar cheese, salas,

crisp lettuce, fresh tomatoes, and sour cream.


Select from a crisp hard shell of soft warmed shell

stuffed with seasoned beef, cheddar cheese, crisp lettuce, fresh tomatoes, and sour cream.Curb-side pick-up available - just call in advance to order!


Utopia Bakery

(250) 246-9992 | 9780 Willow St | Hours during series : Daily 6 am - 6 pm

Fresh Baked Sourdough Bread

Scratch-made dough risen and baked giving a thick crunchy crust and chewy dense centre.

Decadent Apple Flaps

A crisp flaky pastry with a rich blueberry filling baked to perfection and finished with a course sugar topping.

Daily Feature Soup & Sandwich

Check in daily for an inspired soup and sandwich savoury lunch feature.


Impulse Pizza

(250) 324-2242 | 9734 Chemainus Rd | Hours during series : Wed-Thurs: 3–9PM & Fri & Sat 3-10 pm

Daily Specials

Wing Wednesday 15% off

Crisp and smothered, select from Hot, Dry Rub, Honey Garlic, Teriyaki, BBQ, Garlic Parmesan, Zesty Lemon, Salt n Pepper, Salt n Vinegar, or Sweet Chili.

Any Size Thursday $15

Choose any size of a cheese, pepperoni or Hawaiian pizza. All pizzas are hand formed and risen crusts smothered with a savoury traditional tomato sauce with layers of gooey cheese and toppings of your choice.

Dealers Choice Friday 10% off

Pizza, wings, salads, mozza sticks, fries, and more. Everything on the menu is 10% off when you pick up!

Super Saturday/Sunday Deal $39.95

Select 2 Large create your own pizzas featuring hand formed and risen crusts smothered with a savoury traditional tomato sauce with layers of gooey cheese and your choice of toppings, plus get 8 crisp and smothered wings and a 2L Pop


Bonnie Martin Restaurant

(250) 246-1068 | 2877 Mill St | Hours during series : Daily 9 am - 8 pm

Fish and Chip

Choose from a Halibut or Cod fillet that is grilled or lightly batter and fried. Paired with fries, yam fries, soup or salad.


A juicy hand made patty, fresh bun, crisp lettuice, fresh tomato, onion and all the fixings. Choice of soup, salad or fries.

Won Ton Soup

A savoury broth base with tender noodles and fresh vegatables. Your choice of veggie, pork, chicken or prawn won ton.


Thai Pinto Cuisine

(250) 324-8424 | 9875 Maple St | Hours during series : Daily 8am - 7 pm

Pad Thai

Stir fried rice noodles in a sweet tamarind sauce.Choice of chicken, beef or prawns. Comes with fluffy eggs, tofu, green onions, bean sprouts, carrots, topped with ground peanuts.

Chicken Satay

Marinated chicken on skewers, grilled to perfection served with home made peanut sauce and potato chips.

Pinto Fried Rice

Fried rice with Thai spices, egg, onions, tomato, carrots and thai basil. Plus your choice of chicken or beef.


Willow Street Cafe

(250) 246-2434 | 9749 Willow St | Hours during series : Daily 8 am - 5 pm

Chorizo, Green Onion and Cheese Quiche

Farm fresh eggs with savoury chorizo, green onion and Monterey jack and cheddar cheese folded and baked into a rich flaky crust.

Pumpkin Pie Scone

Freshly baked and warm with a soft fluy interior.

Kids Wrap Feature

Kids chicken, ham or veggie wrap, includes lettuce, ranch sauce and cheese. Pair with your choice of veggies & ranch dip or fish crackers & cheese string, yogurt & cookie, and juice.


Green Lantern Sports Pub & Grill

(250) 246-3131 | 9644 Chemainus Rd | Hours during series : Daily 10 am - 2 am

Wednesday Wings 12 for $7

Choose from an astounding number of toppings coating these crisp wings.

Thursday Prawn Day 12 for $7

Coconut crusted, panko breaded, or garlic grilled prawns made to order.


And others around town...

The Savour Cowichan Festival runs from September 29 – October 8, 2017. One marquee and four signature events (including Taste of Chemainus), form the base of this highly anticipated festival which also features dozens of community affairs throughout the valley over the ten-day span. Information about Savour Cowichan, and the host Tourism Cowichan, can be found at savourcowichan.com.

Photos of cake and collage provided by Chris Istace Lifestyle Blog and Photography 2017