Hudson's on First

RESERVATIONS:

We take reservations by phone until 5pm. Call 250-597-0066. Or link to our online 24/7 reservation system to... 

HOURS

Wednesday to Friday 11am - late

Saturday & Sunday 10am - late

Monday & Tuesday CLOSED

Give us a call if you are thinking of

coming after 8pm 

LOCATION:

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS...

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163 First St. Duncan Vancouver Island BC, V9L 1R1

Should you wish to join our team

Contact us at info@hudsonsonfirst.ca

we're always recruiting... Apply with confidence.

The following are SAMPLE MENUS only, as we like to keep it fresh, local and in season! 

ABOUT US

At Hudson's On First - we keep it simple by serving the freshest wholesome ingredients in the most interesting ways and sourcing seasonal, organic and local whenever possible. We are proud to offer made from scratch cooking and our team continues to be inspired by the quality and bounty of our local purveyors. Thank you for all the hard work and passion behind all of your products. Together we are growing Cowichan!

 
wednesday - sunday

GARDEN Based...

 

Curried Cowichan Carrot Soup 

cilantro, pickled red onion, pickled carrot - 8/12 -  

 

Local Organic Greens

compressed D'anjou pears, toasted local hazelnuts,

spiced quince vinaigrette, goat cheese - 10/16 -

add: confit leg of duck, pan seared snapper, 

cold smoked steelhead - Market Price -

 

Grilled Hearts of Romaine

Caesar dressing, crispy capers, crostini, pecorino,

house-cured bacon - 21 -

add: confit leg of duck, pan seared snapper, 

cold smoked steelhead - Market Price -

 

Winter Vegetable Terrine

winter leek nage, apple cider braising greens, goat cheese, toasted hazelnuts - 20/34 -

 

 

  

GRAIN Based...

 

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

house-made pasta, tomato, olive, caper, garlic, shallots - 24  -

add: house-made sausage – 5.5 -

 

Spaghetti with Local Manila Clams

chili, wild fennel seeds, parsley, black pepper - 16/28 -

 

Confit Cowichan Rabbit Pappardelle

house-made pasta, infused cream, winter leeks, hazelnuts, bitter greens, pecorino - 18/32 -

 

Crispy Potato Gnocchi with Braised Cache Creek Beef

sunny side quails egg, bitter greens, Grana Padano - 22/36 -

 

Locally-Foraged Wild Mushrooms on Toast

grilled house- made bread, shallots, garlic, parsley,

local quails egg - 22 -

 

 

FARM Based...

 

Cowichan Chicken  Consommé

confit chicken raviolo, carrots, leeks, celery & parsley - 16 -

 

Terrine of Cowichan Rabbit 

various pickles, black olive mustard, winter radish,

pickled black walnut - 20 -

 

Confit Leg of "Yarrow Meadows Farm" Duck

pumpkin & sauerkraut latkes, puffed seeds, D'anjou pear - 28 -

 

Crispy "Muddy Feet Farm" Pork Belly

Mustard & herb spätzle, house-made sauerkraut,

creamed Brussels, hazelnuts - 30 -

 

Heritage Angus Steak

potato roesti, "Seabluff Farm" beetroot, apple cider braised greens, rosemary butter, red wine demi-glaze - Market Price -

 

 

MARINE Based...

 

Freshly Shucked Local Oysters

Vanhala Farm crab apple mignonette - 3.50ea -
 

Cured Hadia Gwaii Halibut Gravadlax & Cold Smoked

Lois Lake Steelhead

brioche croutons, dill oil, brandade, preserved lemon aioli, savoury buttermilk - 18 -

 

Hudson's Classic Fishcakes

pickles mustard seed tartare, dressed local greens - 16 -

 

Hudson's  West Coast Seafood Chowder

Yukon Gold potatoes, crispy pork belly, dill oil - 16/22 -

add: pan seared snapper or pan seared steelhead

- Market Price -

 

First Street Fish & Chips (available until 4pm)

roast lemon, house-made tartar sauce, apple fennel slaw - 24 -

 

Salt Spring Island Mussels & Fries (when available)

white wine, garlic, shallots, parsley, cream or

tomato, fennel, garlic, white wine - 18/27 -

add: house-made sausage – 5.5 -

saturday and sunday 10-2

Croque Monsieur

grilled house- made bread, house-smoked ham & cheddar,

topped with a Lockwood Farms sunnyside-up egg,

dressed local greens - 21 -

 

Traditional Eggs Benedict   

house-smoked ham, Lockwood Farm eggs, hollandaise, dressed local greens, potato wedges  - 18 -

Vegetarian option available  - market price -

 

Hudson’s Full English Breakfast

two  Lockwood Farm eggs any style, baked beans, tomatoes, mushrooms,house-made sausage & bacon, corn bread - 24 -

 

Baked Lockwood Farm Eggs

marinated summer squash, tomatoes, basil, house-smoked cheddar,dressed local greens, potato wedges - 20 -

 

Brioche French Toast

house-made brioche, seasonal fruit, compote, chantilly cream, cinnamon - 18 -

 

Omelette of the Day

two Lockwood Farm eggs, dressed local greens  - 24 -

 

Heritage Angus Steak Frites

house-cut fries, preserved lemon aioli, zucchini, organic cherry tomatoes,

caramelized onions - Market Price -

Add: sunnyside-up Lockwood Farm egg – 3.5 -

ADD

House - made sausage - 5.5 -

House - smoked bacon - 4 -

House - made baked beans - 3 -

House - made corn bread - 3 -

Organic "Lockwood" Egg - 3.50 -

 
 

Prix Fixe Dinner Menu 

   three courses  - 65 - | two courses  - 55 -

Half Dozen Freshly Shucked Local Oysters

Vanhalla Farm crab apple mignonette

(- 9 - supplement  | - 21 - addition)
 

FIRST COURSE

 

 

Cured Hadia Gwaii Halibut Gravadlax & Cold Smoked

Lois Lake Steelhead

brioche croutons, dill oil, brandade, preserved lemon aioli, savoury buttermilk

 

Hudson's  West Coast Seafood Chowder

Yukon Gold potatoes, crispy pork belly, dill oil

 

Lockwood Farms Winter Squash Salad

smoked goat cheese, beluga lentils, spiced quince vinaigrette

 

Terrine of Cowichan Rabbit 

various pickles, black olive mustard, winter radish, pickled black walnut

 

Cowichan Chicken  Consommé

confit chicken raviolo, carrots, leeks, celery & parsley

 

MAIN COURSE

 

 

Soy Lacquered Duck Breast

heirloom carrots, star anise, chickpea panisse, bitter greens, puffed barley

 

Trio of Cowichan Free Range Chicken 

winter leek nage, heritage carrots, burnt hardies honey, parsley crisps

 

Pan Seared Lois Lake Steelhead Salmon

organic turnip variation, Brussels sprouts, foraged mushroom, quince gastrique

 

Trio of Muddy Feet Farm  Pork     

Lockwood Farms organic winter squash, smoked goat cheese, pork jus

 

Slow Braised Cache Creek Shin of Beef

pomme puree, confit shallots, apple cider braised greens, parsnip textures, jus 

 

Winter Vegetable Terrine

winter leek nage, apple cider braising greens, goat cheese, toasted hazelnuts

DESSERT COURSE

 

Will You Share With Me?

a sampling of pure goodness for two!

 

Tasting of Quince

soufflé,  ice-cream

 

Oh Chocolate

dark chocolate flourless torte, white chocolate crumb, espresso ice-cream

 

Bugs Bunny's' Delight

carrot cake, carrot textures, spiced pecans,

cream cheese ice-cream

 

Pucker Up - Lemon Posset

chantilly cream, candied lemon zest

 

Rosemary Olive Oil Cake

olive oil gelato, rosemary sugar glass, sea salt   

 

or...

 

Artisan Cheese

seasonal preserve, crackers & crostini, spiced almonds

Five Course Tasting Menu 

   - 78 - | wine pairing - 36 -

A constantly changing & carefully curated collection of the most creative current cuisine from the kitchen team at Hudsons.

Available 5 pm onward, 

participation of the entire table is strongly encouraged

 

Amuse Bouche

 

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Lockwood Farms Winter Squash Salad

smoked goat cheese, beluga lentils, spiced quince vinaigrette

 

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Hudson's  West Coast Seafood Chowder

Yukon Gold potatoes, crispy pork belly, dill oil

 

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Pan Seared Lois Lake Steelhead Salmon

Organic Lockwood Farms turnip variation, butter braised sprouts,

Cowichan foraged wild mushroom, quince gastrique

 

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Soy Lacquered Duck Breast

carrot, star anise, chickpea panisse, bitter greens, puffed barley

 

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Assortment of Desserts

We are happy to prepare a vegan tasting menu with a minimum of 24hrs prior notice, other allergies may be able to be accommodated.

 
 

Dessert | Specialty Coffee & Tea

Will You Share With Me

a sampling of pure goodness for two! - 22 -

 

Tasting of Quince

souffle, ice-cream - 10 -

 

OH Chocolate

dark chocolate flourless torte, white chocolate crumb, espresso ice-cream - 13 -

 

Bugs Bunny's' Delight

carrot cake, carrot textures, spiced pecans, cream cheese ice-cream - 13 -

 

Pucker Up - Lemon Posset

Chantilly cream, candied lemon zest - 10 -

 

Rosemary Olive Oil Cake

olive oil gelato, rosemary sugar glass, sea salt - 10 -

 

House - made Ice Creams & Sorbets

single or triple scoop   - 4 / 11  -

 

 

 

SPECIALTY COFFEES & TEAS - 13 -

 

Spanish

Tia Maria, Rum, Cream, Griottes Cherry   

 

B52

Kahlua, Grand Marnier, Baileys, Cream, Orange

Irish Whiskey 

Jameson’s, Brown Sugar, Cream                

 

Italian

Amaretto, Brown Sugar, Cream                              

Monte Cristo

Kahlua, Grand Marnier, Cream, Chocolate

Blueberry Tea

Grand Marnier, Amaretto, "Westholme Tea" Cream of Assam Tea

 

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Westholme Tea Organic Loose Leaf Teas  - 4 -

Classic Earl Grey, Cream Of Assam, Masala Chai, Jasmine Gold, Sencha

Minty Nettle, Chamomile, Hudson's Herbal, Mystique,

 

Drumroaster Coffee & Espresso Drinks  - 4 -

French Press, Americano, Latte, Cappuccino, Espresso

Half Dozen Freshly Shucked Local Oysters

tomato granita  - 18 -

 

Charcuterie | Cheese | Sharing 

wednesday - sunday

CHARCUTERIE

house-made charcuterie, pickled vegetables, grainy mustard, crostini & crackers

 

SALAMI - 5.50 per selection -

 

Tuscan: locally foraged wild fennel seeds

Soppressata: slightly spicy, lean

Chorizo: spicy, smoky, rustic

 

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ARTISAN CHEESE

served with crostini & crackers, tomato jam, spiced almonds

- 7.50 per selection -

 

St Agur; cow, semi-soft, blue double-cream, France

Taleggio; cow, soft, orange rind, hazel nutty, Italy

Pecorino; sheep, firm, Italy

House Smoked Cheddar; cow, firm, smoky,  Canada

 

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Charcuterie & Cheese Board

chefs choice of; three meats, two cheese, accompaniments - 27 -

 

SHARING

 

Freshly Shucked Local Oyster

Vanhalla Farm crab apple mignonette - 3.50ea -

Chicharrones, nettle pesto - 5 -

Chickpea Panisse, confit garlic puree - 5.50 -

Pommes Frites, parsley, Grana Padano, lemon aioli - 6 -

Breads, Spreads  & Butter,

house-made bread & whipped butter  - 6 -

Chili Fried Brussels Sprouts  - 5 -

 

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Snack Platter

chefs choice of savoury bite sized hand crafted goodies for you to share  - 27 -