We were in Victoria for a quick 2 day trip and stopped in for dinner at Brasserie L'Ecole. Even though they don't take reservations, they do take your phone number to call when you're table is ready. We took a walk and browsed some stores in the neighborhood. The service was friendly, but not overbearing. The food was wonderful.
We started with the chicken liver mousse and moules (sans frites), which were both fantastic! They give you a few options for mussel preparation. We got the mussels with pancetta/tomato. It was so good, we kept the sauce afterwards and dipped frites that came with the entrees and bread into it all night and actually just enjoyed the broth with a spoon like it was soup. I've had mussels in Belgium, Quebec City, LA, NY, etc and these were probably the best I've had. They mussels were incredibly fresh. No strange tinny flavor that some mussels have. My father in law got the french onion soup. I would say to skip the french onion soup. The gruyere was delicious and stinky, but the broth lacked flavor.
Our four entrees (bavette steak, burger, fish, chicken legs) were delicious. I had the chicken leg entree, but tried everyone else's as well. I rarely order chicken at restaurants because they tend to serve dry and over cooked chicken. This chicken was perfect. Crispy skin and juicy meat. The mushroom sauce with dumplings was wonderful. The dumplings were light, yet had a good chew and were nicely seared to add another level of texture. I could have eaten a plate of dumplings and sauce!
I will definitely be back for everything except the soup.
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