Since today was such a beautiful fall day we decided a drive up 19A to Courtenay might be a plan. Good plan too. Almost no traffic and wonderful fall colours all along the way. Mostly bright yellow and amber with a bit of red from time to time. Good time to go since another good wind will take down most of the leaves.
Arriving in Courtenay at 1:30 and feeling a bit peckish we decided to try something new. Our good friend Mary had recommended a joint called BISQUE. It is in a nondescript strip on 14th and from the street looks about as inviting as an auto parts store. But inside it was quite charming. All expense had been spared on the decorating but there was some interesting art on the walls.
However, the menu has some good sounding offerings. Of course, my favourite girl ordered Crab Cakes that were very good served with home cut excellent fries. I was at Bisque so I ordered, what else, seafood bisque. Very good accompanied with garlic toast and two deep fried wontons stuffed with shrimp and ginger. They were the best. All in all a pretty good late lunch. They also had an array of daily specials and our server said their pastas are worth considering.
It’s worth a visit if you want a change from a pub lunch. Check this up their menu here: