Browsing Category : Restaurant

THE PEARL: A HIDDEN GEM


Summer opening showcases new rotating menus and more space for diners Even the sign is angled in a way that invites and welcomes you in for a meal. Our reservation was for 7:15 but I arrived early to walk the grounds a little and breathe in some of the country air. The Pearl is tucked between North Rustico and Cavendish…

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PEI CHOWDER TRAIL


Map highlights tasty chowders offered across the Island What began as the brainchild of Discover Charlottetown, has spread across Prince Edward Island. This year you can pick up a copy of your Chowder Trail guide and eat your way across PEI, bowl after delicious bowl. Seafood chowder is a staple offered at most restaurants in PEI, and why not? We…

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The CORK AND CAST


Keeping the love of restaurants in the family Rachel Sauvé literally grew up in a restaurant. The industry is in her genes. For as long as she can remember, her mother, father, and brother Oliver were always at her father’s café in Victoria-by-the-Sea where she had been working since she was old enough to. So it’s fitting that her first…

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FROM THE LANDMARK CAFÉ TO LANDMARK OYSTER HOUSE


After three decades in business, popular restaurant in Victoria changes hands Eugene Sauvé was determined to find the ideal new owners for his aptly named Landmark Café. With the help of his family and small staff, Sauvé had spent three decades building the Landmark into an eatery much beloved by regulars in and around Victoria-by-the-Sea in Prince Edward Island. Word…

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BEHIND THE LINE


Quick hits of silliness Sometimes being in a restaurant or in the kitchen of one is so overwhelming your “smarts” depart. It could be the heat of the stoves or the third glass of wine with dinner, either way we can’t all be geniuses all of the time, now, can we? In that spirit here are a few quick stories…

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RELAUNCHING A CLASSIC RESTAURANT


With Traci MacVittie in the kitchen, and new owners Alie and Chris Mills’ enthusiasm for the local community, The Red Rooster’s future is looking bright Sometimes you have to wait a while to fulfill a dream. Alie and Chris Mills’ desire to own their own restaurant has been over two decades in the making, but last summer it finally came…

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BEHIND THE LINE


There’s something about this table I worked at a basement tavern in Charlottetown and the worst and best guests always seemed to sit at the bar where it met the wall. Sort of in the corner. That stool would either be home to big tippers or guys who liked to fight. Most restaurants have a particular table that seems to…

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KUDOS TO THE INN AT BAY FORTUNE’S FIREWORKS


Island restaurant makes Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants listing—moving up to take the 62nd place for 2019 The Inn at Bay Fortune’s FireWorks is the only Island restaurant to make it onto Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list this year. Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants announced last month the 2019 ranking of Canada’s best restaurants as voted by 98 food critics, leading chefs,…

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CHANGE OF NAME AND PLACE


Gallant’s Shellfish evolves to allow for year-round operation in Charlottetown Feeding Islanders is at the heart of why Tyler Gallant is moving his restaurant. “We wanted to be be more Island-focused with feeding and producing good quality food for Islanders.” As I sit to chat with Gallant in the new space for his restaurant and catering business, construction continues around…

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BEHIND THE LINE


Stories from the worst kitchens in the world Weird complaints are just, well, weird. Sometimes they stem from ignorance or a misunderstanding of how food or restaurants work and sometimes from just plain madness. Burnt enough for ya? Years ago I worked at a large chain hotel’s restaurant. It was mostly good work but we would get some very particular…

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