Browsing Category : Shellfish

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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Sprinting Towards Fall Flavours


Chef Irwin MacKinnon prepares to get really busy as September’s month-long food festival approaches If there’s one thing Islanders like almost as much as food, it’s a good party. At least that’s my theory as to why PEI has no shortage of food-focussed festivals and events. There are celebrations of our most famed products (lobster and potatoes for the un-indoctrinated),…

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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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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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La Mer director of operations François-Xavier Dehédin

Island Oyster Exports


Island shellfish has a global reputation for quality of product and great suppliers It goes without saying that oysters, alongside Anne of Green Gables, potatoes, and Stompin’ Tom Connors, are Prince Edward Island’s most recognizable exports, to the point that some Islanders may roll their eyes, determined not to be reduced to a set of rustic clichés. But we sometimes…

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