But just in case you are thinking that everyone in Victoria lives like the Dunsmuirs...
Bodega is on Trounce Alley and is right next to another tapas joint. The problem is that the other tapas bar web site was not working right so Bodega became our choice by default.
This turned out to be our most memorable meal in Victoria. We started with Garlic Prawns which were perfectly cooked and swimming in amazing garlic butter.
We tried to figure out how to take the garlic butter with us but the amazing tasty bread worked it out for us.
Lentils, kale, mushrooms, chorizo and sherry vinegar were another delightful and healthy taste.
We enjoyed their Marinated Eggplant Salad with goat cheese. Again, getting our vegetables on vacation was made possible.
The Cerdo Con Atun which was pork shoulder wrapped around greens with a tuna aioli and caperberries. Everything was great but the tuna aioli was the most impressive element and something we have never tasted before.
What would tapas be without Patates Bravas? This was a great version and was probably put us over the top for just a little too much food! Nicely crispy potatoes are always the key!
We were very impressed with Bodega. It was our favourite meal from this visit to V.I. Our server was so friendly and efficient (and she laughed at my jokes).
Food 4 1/2 out of 5Comfort 4 out of 5 (not their fault that it started to get breezy)
Service 4 1/2 out of 5
Value 4 1/2 out of 5
After some time for digestion, we decided a sweet nightcap was in order. Vancouver folks are familiar with Perverted Ice Cream and I love soft ice cream.
I don't remember exactly what we had. Mine was a lemony sort of thing which was great.
I thought that I had finished the slightly sweet lemon sauce by the time I was about a third of the way down by there turned out to be a pocket of it near the bottom. How did they do that? The slightly toasted marshmallow on top was a nice surprise too!
Mharie had the Brand Spanking. Chocolate appeared in a number of forms on this creation. The slightly sexy name does not seem to relate to any of the ingredients but they have to name it that way or we wouldn't understand the perverted part!Service 4 out of 5
They sell some t-shirts and stuff here which will make you a free advertiser for the brand but some of it is kind of cool.
Food 5 out of 5 (its ice cream!)Comfort 3 out of 5
Value 4 out of 5