The Mahle House Restaurant is a second generation locally owned business in the semi-rural community of Cedar. They are a casual fine dining establishment specializing in creating outstanding guest memories. Situated in a charming 1904 home originally built as a farm house their tables are hand made and each are individually unique, crafted from timbers from an old sawmill and built less than 300 yards from our door by a local artisan.
What sets The Mahle House apart from most Nanaimo restaurants is their approach to ‘farm to fork’. While they do support the local farming community, The Mahle House does rely on their own farm for the majority of the produce they use. They have over 2000 square feet of planted garden beds and a variety of vegetables and herbs. In recent years they have also added pigs to the farm and raise a few heritage animals that feature heavily in our charcuterie program. It really gives them “a sense of pride to be able to serve [their] guests with bounty that [they] have produced ourselves.”
Winning the Nanaimo Chamber Award has helped to elevate their profile in the community and to increase awareness about who The Mahle House is and what they do. Desipte being around since 1983 there are still many who have never experienced their hospitality. This award has certainly encouraged diners to seek them out for the first time. Next on the horizon for The Mahle House is to make even better use of their ‘farm’. Each year they learn a little more about where, what, and when to grow.
Check out their website at www.mahlehouse.ca, like them on Facebook at Mahle House Restaurant, check them out on Twitter at @mahlehouse or follow them on Instagram at @mahlehouse!