Wednesday, February 16, 2011

BC Legislative Dining Room

Hidden on the ground floor in the south west corner is the BC Legislative Dining Room.   It is open to the public, but you have to have reason for being in that back corner of the building.  Very convienent for the NDP as it is right below all their offices.   The Liberal back bench MLAs are a lot further away in the East Annex.

BC Legislature Burger

Beef Alexander 


Ben was in the Legislature getting a chance to meet NDP leadership candidate MLA John Horgan.   We had a tour before lunch and then had lunch in the Dining Room.   The Dining Room is open to the public.

The food is decent if not brilliant.   The price is good, a burger and fries for under $10.40.  I had one of the specials, the Beef Alexander which was only $8.80.

Ben ate the BC Legislature Burger which as one would guess was bacon, cheese and mushrooms.   He ate it all, but than as a teenager he may have eaten the menu if he was hungry.  He said it was a good burger.

I have never had a beef Alexander before.   It was shaved beef between two pieces of marbled rye bread with a horseradish mayonnaise and Dijon mustard.   Quite decent for lunch but nothing to make we go WOW!  Both of us had the fries, they were thick cut, crispy but under seasoned.

If you have never eaten here, it is an interesting experience to do so when the Legislature is in session.  You can with your local MLA, the political media, cabinet ministers and even the leaders of the parties.   It is one nice aspect of BC that we can still have very close personal connection to our politicians.   It would actually be good for more people to see MLAs as regular people.
Ben with John Horgan and myself

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