When Victoria’s trailblazing, 28-year old Camille’s Restaurant shuttered at 45 Bastion Square in 2016, it was anyone’s guess as to what would come next for the historic property. A clearer picture is now coming into view as a new operator takes over the address.
Jesse Dame is opening a new restaurant and bar in the storied, 3,000 sqft space. The 75-seater will be Wind Cries Mary. It will have room for 30 in a rear dining room (that can also serve as a private room), plus a canopied bar and a hidden courtyard patio.
Of the food concept, Jesse says the restaurant will offer a constantly changing, family-style menu that uses local suppliers, farmers, foragers and fish mongers, with a bar program to match. At the time of writing, opening day is being set for the middle of July.
Jesse sent the following snaps to show how things have been coming along. I’ll try to get a closer look on my next trip to Victoria.