My birthday is a few weeks after Christmas and everyone is still coming down from the craziness of the holidays so I always find that people are less inclined to celebrate. However, I like to use this to my advantage by taking my birth day and turning it into a birth month. My final celebration fell at the end of January, where I celebrated over lunch with my godmother. We went to a restaurant in Sidney I had not discovered yet and I was pleased with what I found.
The Surly Mermaid (what a great name for a restaurant in the marina) is located at 1A-, 9851 Seaport Pl, Sidney, BC. When you walk into the restaurant you get a comfortable and casual dining vibe. The view is beautiful and it is complimented by the marine inspired decor.
My mum, godmother and I all had a different salad, which were all equally delicious. The menu boasts a delicious variety of foods, from tasty tapas and share plates to delicious meals and unique cocktails. However, the best part of our dining experience was when we shared the Sweet Potato Cinnamon Bites. A twist on gnocchi, an Italian pasta made from potatoes, these gnocchi were made from Sweet Potato and covered in cinnamon sugar. With a side of vanilla ice cream, this dessert is a must for anyone who visits the restaurant. Each gnocchi tasted a little like a mini donut with a delicious and unique taste of sweet potato in each bite.