Dinner at the Tigh-Na-Mara’s Cedar Room

Cedar Room at the Tigh-Na-Mara

I have extremely fond memories of the Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Resort and Spa, as evidence by the ample coverage I’ve provided it on my site. I’ve stayed at this wonderful Parksville oceanside resort 3 times already, including when I covered Parksville Uncorked and this summer when my Mom and I got away for a few weeks to Vancouver Island.

Dinner at The Tigh-Na-MaraThis past December, my friend Luba Plotnikoff and I were invited for dinner by Jenn Houtby (Director of Marketing at the Tigh-Na-Mara). It was simply superb, and I wish I had made sure to get better lighting because I don’t think my photos make justice to the amazing Caesar salad and salmon risotto I had when visiting the Cedar Room (for the third time, I might add). I never get tired of the Tigh-Na-Mara.

Dinner at The Tigh-Na-Mara

It was a really fun evening and reminded me of the fact that my friendaversary with Jenn and Luba (as well as Tanya Smith and Dana Hutchings from CHEK TV) is precisely coming up at Parksville Uncorked 2011. I look forward to celebrating again! Thanks so much to Jenn and to the Tigh-Na-Mara for such a delicious dinner. The menu at the Cedar Room is always innovative, reasonably priced and more importantly, the service is top-notch.

Dinner at The Tigh-Na-Mara

My dinner (the Fresh Seafood Mixed Grill, with Ahi tuna, scallops and tiger prawns, saffron garlic cream and citrus risotto, $29) was absolutely delicious (who can say no to saffron garlic cream, risotto and seafood), and compared to other similar high-end restaurants I’ve been to in Vancouver, the price was in the same scale.

I will definitely come back to the Cedar Room next time I’m in Parksville (which is coming up as I’ll be covering Parksville Uncorked).


Disclosure: My and Luba’s dinner at the Tigh-Na-Mara’s Cedar Room Restaurant in Parksville was complimentary. Thanks to Jenn Houtby and the Tigh-Na-Mara, as they wanted to be part of my recent Vancouver Island writing retreat (which included stops in Victoria, Courtenay/Comox, Nanaimo and Parksville/Qualicum Beach). However, I covered every other single expense I incurred during this travel, including (but not limited to) breakfast, lunch, dinner and transportation (except when explicitly indicated). I wasn’t paid to write this review, nor was I required to do so either. The purpose of this blog entry is just to describe and document my experience at the resort. In any review I write or publish on my site, I retain editorial control at all times. Should you have any questions/concern feel free to contact me via e-mail through my contact form.

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