YAM magazine’s Best Restaurant Awards 2023 celebrates Greater Victoria, B.C.’s exciting food scene and are judged by an independent panel of chefs and food experts.
BY CINDA CHAVICH | PHOTOS BY JEFFREY BOSDET
Best West Coast Contemporary – Wild Mountain Food + Drink
1831 Maple Avenue South, Sooke | wildmountaindinners.com
Modern West Coast cuisine means creative dishes featuring all of the wonderful ingredients from our farms, fishers and forests.
At Wild Mountain, owners chef Oliver Kienast and sommelier Brooke Fader embody that ethos, buying direct from Island food producers, butchering whole animals and making literally everything in house. Beyond the ever-changing dinner menu featuring fish, seasonal vegetables and wild, foraged foods, there’s takeout pizza and sourdough breads from their outdoor wood-fired oven, house dressings made with honey from the family’s Okanagan farm (bottled for sale), plus various pickles, ferments, housemade charcuterie, gnocchi and pasta.
Casual Part and Parcel with its local, plant-forward fare (from charred broccoli sandwiches to nettle and lamb agnolotti with morels); and The Courtney Room, an elegant bistro celebrating everything Pacific Northwest on the plate and in the glass, whether beautiful breakfasts, seasonal cocktails or winemakers’ dinners.