Full Bar, Great Wine List, Local Favorites, Prix Fixe Menus
$31 - $40
Cash, Interac, Major Credit Cards
Getting There |
Cross Street |
Tues-Sat: from 5 p.m.
French-style Village Eatery
With rich hardwood floors and tables, warm red and gold regal tones, lots of rounded corners and funky lighting, Paprika has a decidedly French flavour. The walls are adorned with ornate mirrors and a changing display of art by local talent. The name comes into play with a pair of large chili peppers painted on the ceiling, as well as a chili pepper mosaic welcoming diners at the entrance. The small, 60-seat space is divided into three separate rooms, giving diners a more intimate experience. One of the rooms, which can be completely closed off from the others with a velvet curtain, has space for about 20 and is ideal for large groups. There’s also a small outdoor area, where diners can watch the action on the sidewalk and enjoy the scents of the fresh herbs growing in the planters.
Uniquely Decadent Meals
From the organic greens and foie gras salad to the baked local lingcod with sautéed forest mushrooms, the dishes at Paprika are skillfully prepared and tastefully indulgent. Taking influences from France and Italy, the chef creates artful dishes such as quail stuffed with a mushroom duxelle on savoury bread pudding with braised leek and madeira sauce. Creativity, flair in the kitchen and a seasonally changing menu keep diners coming back to this popular bistro. Seafood and quality meats like Alberta Rib Eye, duck and pork form the basis of the meals and are then accented with homemade sauces and expertly prepared accompaniments.
Supporter of Local Purveyors
From Cowichan Bay duck to Port Alberni pork to veggies from Peninsula — almost all the food served at Paprika is sourced locally. The Pacific is just a few blocks away from the restaurant and all the fish, which is all Ocean Wise certified and sustainable, comes from local waters. Local wineries are also prominently featured at Paprika.