For 3 or 4 years we have been driving by RISO in Lantzville, usually heading for the Lantzville Pub. Each time I think, we must try RISO. Friends Mike & Lorna raved about it and said we must go. So today, finding myself in an uncooking mood, we decide on a late lunch at RISO.
Not knowing how busy they were we made an advance reservation for a table on the patio. It was going to be 27C today so outside dining was the right choice. We arrived at 1:15 and were seated on the large and rather funky patio. It was perfect. After perusing the menu, we saw Brunch items. Too late for brunch. Why NO!
Eggs Benedict with salad. Full order for me and half order for my favourite girl. She ordered a glass of Kettle Valley Pinot Gris while I ordered my first Bloody Caesar of the year. Where have they been?
The Eggs Benny were exceptional, perfectly cooked with the brightest yellow free range eggs served on in house made toast. The Hollandaise was especially tasty and our server shared a secret with us. They put a little grapefruit in the sauce. Oh my!
The Pinot Gris was a beautiful rose colour so after finishing the Benny’s we decided to each have a glass and enjoy the patio for a while. Delicious.
RISO is also a Bakery so lots of great looking breads and deserts are offered. The menu includes a roster of pizza, two of which passed by out table. They looked wonderful. They have soups, sandwiches, salads and daily specials.
Here is the fall schedule.
Heading to or from Nanaimo, consider a stop at this really delightful spot right on the main drag in Lantzville. We will be back.