Laura Jane Atelier

Lunch At The Empress

Fairmont Empress, victoria, renovation, Q Restaurant, Unique Vintage, Fashion Blogger, Vintage fashion

Fairmont Empress, victoria, renovation, Q Restaurant, Unique Vintage, Fashion Blogger, Vintage fashion

Fairmont Empress, victoria, renovation, Q Restaurant, Unique Vintage, Fashion Blogger, Vintage fashion

Fairmont Empress, victoria, renovation, Q Restaurant, Unique Vintage, Fashion Blogger, Vintage fashion

Fairmont Empress, victoria, renovation, Q Restaurant, Unique Vintage, Fashion Blogger, Vintage fashion

Dress c/o Unique Vintage

Last week Andrew and I went the Q Restaurant at The Fairmont Empress to check out all of the new renovations. I was really excited to see the big reveal as I was waiting anxiously for several months to finally see the new look of the restaurant and tea room. Q at the Empress has a fresh contemporary feel with an open concept while staying true to the building’s historic and iconic heritage. The rich cherry wood paneling and mouldings are juxtaposed against modern elements to create a new take on an old look.

The cuisine is centred around the Pacific Northwest featuring regional ingredients, partnerships with local farmers and artisans. Chef Morgan Wilson utilizes his own herb and vegetable garden to ensure that each meal is fresh and unique. The carefully curated menu features sustainably sourced seafood as well as traditionally  raised meats. We ordered a wide selection of dishes so we could get a real feel for the menu and try everything. I was so full by the time we finished the main course so we had to hold off on dessert. I am excited to go back again to have a drink in the lounge that over looks the inner harbour.

Menu

Start:

on tap rye loaf / Whipped Lardo, Sweet Butter

charcuterie / Whole Beast’s Best

Seafood Bar:

hot smoked salmon / Lemon Chutney, Rye

grilled pacific octopus poke / Veggie Chips

Main: 

roasted beets / Salt Spring Island Chevre

lamb meatballs / Roasted Tomato Sauce, Gremolata

dungeness crab + chicken sandwich / Dill Wedges

Fairmont Empress, victoria, renovation, Q Restaurant, Unique Vintage, Fashion Blogger, Vintage fashion

Fairmont Empress, victoria, renovation, Q Restaurant, Unique Vintage, Fashion Blogger, Vintage fashion

Fairmont Empress, victoria, renovation, Q Restaurant, Unique Vintage, Fashion Blogger, Vintage fashion

Fairmont Empress, victoria, renovation, Q Restaurant, Unique Vintage, Fashion Blogger, Vintage fashion

Fairmont Empress, victoria, renovation, Q Restaurant, Unique Vintage, Fashion Blogger, Vintage fashion

Fairmont Empress, victoria, renovation, Q Restaurant, Unique Vintage, Fashion Blogger, Vintage fashion

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  1. Kati

    June 22, 2016 at 7:21 am

    How do you always find those perfect occasions and beautiful dresses?

    -Kati
    https://almoststylish.blogspot.de/

  2. Lauren Blair .

    June 22, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Gorgeous dress! XO
    Lauren-Blair
    http://www.prefertobedemure.com

  3. Jannine

    June 22, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Love this vintage style dress, and it’s really nice to get a sneak peak at the renovated restaurant in the empress. I like that they stayed true to the style of the building and didn’t go too modern.

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      June 22, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      Thanks Jannine, I totally agree. I am excited to go back and explore the rest of the hotel.
      xo

  4. Jannine

    June 22, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Love this vintage style dress, and it’s really nice to get a sneak peak at the renovated restaurant in the empress. I like that they stayed true to the style of the building and didn’t go too modern.

  5. yuka

    June 22, 2016 at 9:38 am

    whoa that food looks so good! I want that sandwich right now! lol

    love the dress you wore, it really pops against the backdrop

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

  6. yuka

    June 22, 2016 at 9:38 am

    whoa that food looks so good! I want that sandwich right now! lol

    love the dress you wore, it really pops against the backdrop

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      June 22, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      Thanks Yuka, I kind of want the sandwich now too
      xo

  7. Heather Noire

    June 22, 2016 at 9:54 am

    This dress is so pretty! I just love the pop of colour with the bag 🙂 https://www.bauchlefashion.com

  8. Phyllis

    June 22, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Wow the colors and the cut of that dress are so cute!!!

    https://desgeulasse.com/

  9. LeeLee

    June 22, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Love your dress. And this place looks so fun. Thanks for sharing it.

  10. Denise Rico

    June 22, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Such pretty photos, and I love the elegance of the outfit.

    -Denise
    http://www.activehabitat.blogspot.com

  11. marie

    June 22, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Love your outfit, your dress is beautiful ! 🙂

    Marie from https://anatomieducoeur.wordpress.com

  12. Joti Singh

    June 22, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    I love this outfit!! Especially that pink bag!

    http://www.stylebymemory.com

  13. Joti Singh

    June 22, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    I love this outfit!! Especially that pink bag!

    http://www.stylebymemory.com

  14. Meghan

    June 22, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    So pretty. I have never had any meals at the fairmont but have stayed at their hotels and love it!

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      June 23, 2016 at 12:38 am

      Thanks Meghan, I have always wanted to stay at The Fairmont. Hopefully one day
      xo

    2. Laura Jane Atelier

      June 23, 2016 at 12:38 am

      Thanks Meghan, I have always wanted to stay at The Fairmont. Hopefully one day
      xo

  15. Meghan

    June 22, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    So pretty. I have never had any meals at the fairmont but have stayed at their hotels and love it!

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

  16. Glenda Rivera

    June 22, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    That is impressive!! Great photos too 🙂
    ♥ from http://www.expatpetite.blogspot.com

  17. Ohiamiht

    June 22, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Nice, I love this! Thanks for sharing :).
    xx Ohiamiht Blog

  18. Trang Do

    June 22, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    Love your beautiful dress!
    Hugs,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  19. Neha 14wow

    June 23, 2016 at 2:39 am

    Love your outfit a lot Laura… and you look FAB in it…xo, Neha
    https://www.theinstylejournal.com/

  20. Anouk

    June 23, 2016 at 3:42 am

    Oh so nice to see you in this restaurant! Love the photos.

    LUXESSED

  21. Nicky - Curious Journeying

    June 23, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Wow, your dress is so beautiful. I love yellow on dresses – so youthful and cheerful. The restaurant sounds fantastic as well – its got my tummy rumbling for delicious food!

    Nicky xx | http://www.curious-journeying.com

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      June 23, 2016 at 10:04 pm

      Thanks Nicky, I know now I want to eat the food again too!
      xo

  22. Radulinka

    June 23, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Amazing post! Love your dress combined with your pink bag! You look so chic 🙂
    Meet My Lovely World

  23. Selective Potential

    June 23, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    This place looks amazing! And I absolutely LOVE your dress — it fits you perfectly! xo

  24. Maristochats

    June 24, 2016 at 6:31 am

    I really like this dress, it is perfect for summer.
    Xoxo
    Marie http://www.maristochats.fr

  25. Maristochats

    June 24, 2016 at 6:31 am

    I really like this dress, it is perfect for summer.
    Xoxo
    Marie http://www.maristochats.fr

  26. Neha Gandhi

    June 24, 2016 at 8:17 am

    beautiful pictures – love your dress as well

    -Neha
    Love Playing DressUp

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