Browsing Category : Cuisine

Gathering at the Table


Culinary studio in New London invites guests to fall in love with Island food over intimate culinary experiences. Derrick Hoare understands the power of commensality. He’s mastered the art of transforming a simple piece of furniture into an opportunity for perfect strangers to become fast friends over a shared culinary experience. The result of Hoare’s genius is a magical place…

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It’s an Island Thing…


Gallant’s Shellfish & Seafood expands to Stanley Bridge Tyler Gallant is no stranger to hustling. In the summer of 2015, while working as the executive chef at Shaw’s Hotel, the 32-year-old native of Bunbury launched Gallant’s Shellfish & Seafood at the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market. Fast forward to the summer of 2017, and Gallant has not yet stopped to take a…

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Tacos Without Borders


Sugar Skull Cantina opens its doors in historic downtown Charlottetown, offers Central American flavours along with vacation-like experience When chef Jane Crawford was five years old, her parents would take her to a pizza restaurant and she’d ask for escargot as a topping. Whoever was waiting on the table would ask, “For real? It’s not a joke?” “My parents were…

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Red cooked lobster displayed on cutting board.

The Little Island Kitchen – Lobster


It’s pretty hard to envision Prince Edward Island without a bright red lobster wiggling its way into the picture. It is a ubiquitous marketing symbol for the province and the lobster industry remains an important one for the Island economy and livelihood of many Islanders. And though we Islanders know it’s right at home as star of the “feed” as…

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On the Right Track


Jaime Zehr and Eric Neal are living out their dream with Kensington’s Island Stone Pub Most of the time a vacation is simply a chance to get away from it all and rejuvenate, but sometimes it can be life-changing. Sometimes you pull up stakes, move to a little island, and open up a pub. At least that’s how things unfolded…

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Good Food on the Go


Nabuur’s Gardens expands to include bakery and retail store with Jana Furness at the helm Timing is everything in life they say. And for Arnie and Mary Nabuurs and Jana Furness, the timing worked out perfectly to come together in a business venture. The long-time owners and operators of Nabuur’s Gardens have partnered with Furness to open an on-site bakery…

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Profile picture of Sara Sadat and Akbar Sadat at their restaurant

Observing Halal


Ensuring traditional meat options are available on PEI When Akbar Sadat and his wife, Sara, moved to PEI as refugees in 2007, they were able to get halal meat from the local mosque, but there was very little available. After some asking around, he was able to make a connection with the people at Shaw Meats who allowed him to…

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Best of Sea Campaign Launches June 1st


Culinary competition showcases Island seafood and the talents of local chefs 24 restaurants across Prince Edward Island are participating in the Best of Sea restaurant promotion and culinary competition this June. Talented local chefs and cooks have developed 52 unique seafood dishes, including appetizers and mains, featuring PEI seafood such as lobster, oysters, mussels, crab, halibut and more. Participating chefs…

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Fishing boats leaving the harbour to set their lobster traps

Setting Day


The long-anticipated lobster season opens May 1st Setting Day is upon us. For generations, Island fishermen have taken to the waters after months of preparation to set their first traps for lobster season. On Setting Day, which is May 1st in most parts of the Island, captains and their crews assemble on the wharf before anxiously boarding their comically weighed-down…

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Julain Molnar poses with an assortment of her fauxmage samples at the Charlottetown Farmers Market

A Fresh Start


New artisanal vegan cheese business proving popular with Islanders For actress and singer Julain Molnar diving into the world of artisanal food production offered the opportunity for a fresh start. While such a sentiment may sound a bit cheese-y, it’s technically fauxmage-y. As the energetic, one-woman show behind Fresh Start Fauxmage, Molnar is making her mark on Canada’s Food Island…

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