We’d like to personally thank the fine people of Spain for their epic contribution to cuisine – the tapa. We don’t visit as often as we’d like, but know that we’re grateful. Lucky for us, our little west coast city loves tapas almost as much as we do. When it’s tapas we want, it’s tapas we’ll get.
The latest addition to the Victoria small plates scene is Perro Negro, the fourth restaurant in the Ferris’ family. Located above Ferris’ Grill, Perro Negro is a sultry extension of the newly renovated Ferris’ Upstairs Oyster Bar. Its dim lighting, brick walls, sophisticated cocktails, impressive wine list and yes, tapas, make it a perfect late-night spot. We loved everything we tried (the olives, the montaditos, the chorizo, the croquettas…) but the warm bacon wrapped dates stuffed with emrite blue cheese and honey are indeed our favourite. Most dishes are easily shared between two – any more and hands might get slapped. Bites are small (tapas, by definition, are supposed to be small) and priced accordingly so have fun with menu and keep the plates coming.
Spain, we might not be back…
Find Perro Negro upstairs at 536 Yates St., Victoria. Open Thursday through Saturday, 5pm to 12am.
Photo by Centric Photography.