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Crush on Victoria Saute and Grill

Kamloops, BC

Crush on Victoria Saute and Grill has been on my Urbanspoon wish list for quite sometime and finally, we dropped in for dinner on this Saturday night.  To celebrate their one year anniversary since opening, the restaurant is offering a promotion on Saturdays (from July 23rd to October 29th, 2011), a very generous discount of $25 if your food and drinks total over $50.   It seems like whenever we get a deal like this, we order more food than usual to celebrate a sweet deal but all that food was justified since we were also celebrating a very special family event today.

For starters, we ordered the Shrimp Ceviche and our family’s favorite appetizer, Calamari.  The Shrimp Ceviche was a combination of copious amounts of shrimp, cilantro, lime, tomatoes and onions served as an refreshing and delicious dip for the tortilla chips and naan provided with it.   The sweet and succulent Calamari was cooked perfectly but we were not too thrilled about the accompanying cucumber mint yoghurt sauce and the roaster red pepper coulis.  It would have been great with a Sriracha-Lime sauce dip.  

For my entree, I had planned on ordering the Arabaita Spicy Seafood Bowl, but changed my mind at the last minute after our server highly recommended that I try their feature menu item Fire Grilled Chicken Breasts topped with Scallops & Shrimp in a Cajun Cream Sauce on Basmati Rice (I am pretty sure they served Jasmine rice instead but no complaints here as I prefer Jasmine rice over any other rice), served with a starter Green Salad with a blueberry balsamic vinaigrette.   I am so thankful for the last minute switch, as this was a slam dunk.  You would have thought that with all this food so far, I would have been stuffed but this was so good that I could have and would have eaten two plates of it.  Kudos to the chef for creating such a masterpiece and I hope it becomes a regular menu item as I want more of it when I return next time.   My wife loved her Grilled Chicken & Mushroom Ravioli.  With homemade pasta, this dish combines the wonderful flavors of chicken, portobello mushrooms, garlic, parmesan cheese and marinara sauce to make a delicious hearty main dish.

I just ate too much but it was great.  It’s impossible for everything to be exceptional but this restaurant came very close to making it a grand slam.  We won’t be waiting for another year to return for a revisit. 

Crush on Victoria Saute & Grill on Urbanspoon

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