Food is a love language all in its own, bringing the roots and stories of cultures around the world, families and friends together. We want to celebrate the love and attention to detail that goes into every meal with the hands that create it. Starting this May, Alpina Restaurant will take our guests’ culinary experience to new heights with three exclusive “Chef’s Table” events. During Chef’s Table, guests will meet, mingle and dine with the man behind the menu himself, our very own Michelin trained, executive chef, Mario Gross. The event will feature an intimate and exclusive evening overlooking the tranquil Vancouver Island wilderness, as Mario explores the history, ingredients and final product with his guests of the evening.

Meet Our Culinary Master


Mario Gross Completed his Culinary apprenticeship at the age of 19, at the one Michelin-star Relais & Chateaux Hotel Dollenberg, in the Black Forest of Germany.

He built steadily upon this foundation of excellence, next at Der Alphenhof hotel near Munich. As the Executive Chef at Villa Eyrie Resort, he is fundamental to the restaurant. Mario strives to apply his skills, passion, tasting prowess and search for perfection to the unforgettable fine dining experiences at Alpina Restaurant. His exciting vision for cuisine utilizes fresh and thoughtfully hand selected elements, bringing a culmination of distinguished backgrounds and a wealth of culinary experience to every table at Alpina Restaurant.

Upcoming Events

May Menu – May 28, 2023

The Alps whirls with fresh air, filled with scents of wildflowers and pine trees. Embark on Chef Mario’s culinary adventure as you revel in the beauty May beholds.

Enjoy For $159 Per Person | Max 6 guests per table

June Menu – June 25, 2023

The Alpine region in June is a time of enchantment as the glow of the sun basks over the landscape. Embrace the summer warmth with Chef Mario’s tantalizing menu.

Enjoy For $159 Per Person | Max 6 guests per table

July Menu – July 23, 2023

Chef Mario’s July creations matches the summer season in the Alps. Leaving a lasting impression as you sit amongst a true paradise watching the sun glisten off the water.

Enjoy For $159 Per Person | Max 6 guests per table

August Menu – August 20, 2023

Leave your senses in awe as you experience the August-Alpine inspired West Coast menu as the warm summer breeze surounds you.

Enjoy For $159 Per Person | Max 6 guests per table

Enhance Your Experience

Enjoy 15% off accommodations when you book your Chef’s Table Dinner Series.

Book now & receive 15% off!

*Culinary images shown above are for illustration purposes only. Please be advised the actual menu items listed for each event will differ from what the images represent. Images shown are placeholders only.