Chef de Cuisine Chris Klassen, along with opening Chef Sam Harris, set the bar for Victoria’s flourishing culinary scene at Agrius when it was listed in Air Canada enRoute Magazine’s 2016 Best New Restaurants top 10, and they have done it again 2018 when The Courtney Room was honoured as the #10 Best New Restaurant in Canada!
The Courtney Room’s menu combines the finest ingredients from the land and sea, with a classic French twist. “We reflect the idea of land and sea through our charcuterie” says Chef Klassen, “using a variety of meats and cuts from local producers and fish from our local waters.” Our partnership with local farmers allows us to the highlight the local bounty from Vancouver Island.
Chef Klassen has held positions at Victoria restaurant Café Brio, and Roux at the Landau in London, England. In The Courtney Room, Chef Klassen combines his love for fine dining with his passion for seasonal and local organic produce.