Casual Lakeside Dining on Beautiful Westwood Lake, Nanaimo. We are located in the Westwood Tennis Club and public is welcome. Open since November 1, 2016.
I moved back to Nanaimo in 2011 and challenged the Provincial Red Seal exam. I passed on the first attempt. I then started working at the Bistro at Westwood Lake as the Sous Chef. I became the Chef in 2014. In the summer of 2015 the Bistro was featured in Forbes Travel Magazine as one of six top restaurants to eat at on Vancouver Island. I took a sabbatical from cooking in October 2015. I spent a month in Hawaii in January and three months this summer in Europe. I visited 12 countries and had the time of my life. I spent a week in Tuscany, staying at Agriturismos at two different wineries. I rented a car and drove the whole coastline of Croatia. I also spent four weeks in the south of Germany on the Swiss border with my best friend who recently had a baby. It was the greatest experience I have ever had - a much needed break from the kitchen but I missed cooking. I am now back in Nanaimo and very excited for my next venture, opening a new restaurant called ‘Christina’s on the Lake.’ It is located on beautiful Westwood Lake at the Westwood Tennis Club. Our grand opening will be on November 1, 2016.
I would like to introduce my biggest supporters and the two people who will be helping make this a success, my parents Cheryl and Nigel Paterson. We look forward to seeing past customers and meeting new ones. I can’t wait to cook for you!