When we saw the location of our hotel in a shopping center, we figured the dining options would be limited to the standardized fare one usually finds in such places. In this we were wrong. Our genial hosts at the nearby Comfort Inn spoke highly of The White Spot and recommended we give it a try. We found a cozy, welcoming place with a very nice bar (always our choice for a quick meal after a long journey). But best of all was the special menu placed in front of us by the friendly bartender: "Celebrate BC - Summer Being Served!"
I've attached photos of the menu with its imaginatively conceived, locally sourced offerings so that you can see exactly why we were so enthusiastic about it. The professional photos are a lot better than any that I could have taken in the bar's relative darkness (very cozy, I must say).
We were right in the midst of blueberry season, so blueberries figured in a lot of the choices, including the delectable BC blueberry salad that I selected and the Backyard BBQ Better Burger with its amazing pickled blueberry barbecue sauce, selected by my better half. We also took home a good-sized tart filled to overflowing with giant fresh blueberries, to enjoy later after digesting our generously portioned, very filling meals. And prices for these delicious offerings were surprisingly modest.
With bigger appetites, we could have ordered the special combo with a classic burger, fresh caesar salad, and slice of blueberry pie -- a real bargain at just $13.99. Next time maybe we'll give that a try.
The menu also featured a nice selection of BC wines and had a colorful & informative page suggesting pairings with the various dishes. This was helpful, since being from the East Coast, we don't have a lot of experience drinking wine from Canada's West Coast. And it was fun and cheerful to look at.
The White Spot seems to be a small local chain that has been around for many years and has an excellent reputation with the people who live here. Pictures of the founders hang near the entrance, lending a charming personal note.
We enjoyed ourselves so much that, whenever passing through BC in the future, we certainly will be on the lookout for "The White Spot," confident that a wonderful meal in a friendly & pleasant atmosphere awaits us.
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