Four of us left our two Secret Locations on a bright sunny morning and headed for James Bay’s Heron Rock restaurant, a popular anytime choice for guaranteed good food.
Dave ordered orange juice and Huevos Cubanos: a yummy combo of black beans, tomato, Little Qualicum queso fresco, cilantro and green onion, with fried potatoes, caramelized onions, mojo sauce & guacamole topped with poached free-run eggs & hollandaise. Although he found it slightly overbeaned, it was still delicious.
Catie ordered coffee and the Classic Benny: an English muffin with Hertel’s ham, panfries and caramelized onions. She added avocado and a soupçon de bleu cheese, which made it perfect, with just the right amount of sharpness from the cheese.
Guest Reviewer #1 (Dave’s Maternal Ancestor) ordered peppermint tea with honey and the Classic Breakfast: multigrain Portofino toast (choice of sourdough, multigrain or marble rye; jam, marmalade and peanut butter available for the asking), two scrambled eggs (choose your egg-style), two large and totally delicious sausages (or bacon). GR #1 was completely satisfied with her classic choices, and took half of it home as the portions are generous.
Guest Reviewer #2 (Dave’s Paternal Ancestor) ordered Chorizo Sausage Hash: caramelized onion, tomato, portabella & button mushrooms, sharp cheddar cheese, fried potato with fresh rosemary, all topped with poached free-run eggs & hollandaise, with extra requested guacamole. GR #2 reported that the textures and flavours were perfectly balanced, with just the right proportion of runny eggs and crispy-edged potatoes, going with the mild creamy hollandaise, smooth guacamole and spicy chorizo sausage.
We all decided that Heron Rock’s breakfast spuds are the best in Victoria’s breakfast world, panfried to perfection, and they come with a hint of rosemary plus tasty caramelized onion pieces nestled within.
Lunch and dinner here are equally tasty. We’d all go back anytime, and we often do!