West Coast Take on Traditional British Food
Limited-Time Offer Starts Victoria Day
Victoria, 20 May 2016: The Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour is offering a special British theme menu to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday. The all-day food and drink menu at its Fire & Water Fish and Chop House will launch on Victoria Day Monday, and run until the Queen’s official birthday on 11 June. Steak and Mushroom Pie, Bangers and Mash, Ploughman’s Lunch, and Fish and Chips feature among the British favourites. Traditional English Trifle is offered for dessert, while British theme drink pairings include Pimm’s Cup, Queen’s Favourite Cocktail, ale and cider.
“Victoria is a city that celebrates its British heritage like no other city in Canada, so for the Queen’s 90th birthday, we wanted to mark it in some special way,” says Stephen Roughley, General Manager of the Victoria Marriott. “With our Executive Chef, Neil Antolin, newly appointed, a culinary offering made sense. Running between two very British occasions, Victoria Day and the Queen’s Birthday on June 11, we are confident the all-day menu will prove a success, with local and visiting diners at lunch and dinner over the coming weeks.”
To serve its palette tempting menu, Fire & Water Fish and Chop House benefits from a wealth of local Vancouver Island suppliers. The fresh Ocean Wise approved cod, Yukon Gold potatoes, and ale used in the beer batter of its Fish and Chips are all sourced nearby, while local suppliers like Glenwood Meats and Portofino Bakery, are called upon to help produce its Ploughman’s Lunch featuring roast beef, ham and turkey, with branston pickles, Dijon and grainy mustards, and artisan breads. Even the trifle features macerated local fruits.
“Inspired by fresh and sustainable ingredients, the Queen’s Birthday has allowed us to have some fun and put a West Coast take on a traditional British menu,” says Executive Chef, Neil Antolin. “What better day to launch a British menu than on Victoria Day, a huge day of celebration in our city.”
Combined with its casual atmosphere and inviting patio, the all-day Queen’s Birthday Menu gives more reason for Fire & Water Fish and Chop House to be the perfect choice for lunch or dinner in the coming weeks. The limited-time menu starts on holiday Monday after Victoria's largest parade, the 118th Island Farms Victoria Day Parade that attracts over 100,000 people.
For additional information about the Victoria Marriott, please visit www.marriottvictoria.com.
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The Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour invites media to a special lunch tasting of the Queen's Birthday Menu at 12:30pm on Thursday, 26 May. To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org