Nestled in the Summit Lodge, Elements is consistently ranked by locals as having the best tapas in the area. It's a hip eatery where animated thirtysomethings and jet-setting families with young children occupy the comfy suede banquettes and booths. The draw here is the open-concept kitchen that produces locally inspired small plates that are perfect for sharing. Steamed Salt Spring Island mussels with lemongrass, kaffir lime, and coconut green curry are yummy, as are
the spicy chicken drumsticks and the signature bruschetta. Pair them with fine Canadian wines. The restaurant is open for breakfast, too, when several variations of eggs Benedict are the stars.