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Jul 25, 2006 03:32 PM

Prince Edward County - Top 3

Hi everyone,

I know there have been some posts about this already, but a few of us are going on a little 'foodie trip' to the county over the long weekend, so I wanted to get some current input on the best, not-to-be-missed, places to eat.

We'll have a few nights I want to fit in some really nice dinners, and based on what I've gathered from the site, I've narrowed it down to:
1) Merrill Inn in Picton
2) Angeline's in Bloomfield
3) Carriage House (Bloomfield) OR Harvest (Picton)

Also going to definitely fit in a trip to Slicker's Ice Cream. And fitting in a cycling tour to a handful of wineries, so please let me know if there are better ones to go to for sampling some nice County-produced wines.

Anyone have any feedback on my choices and/or want to recommend alternatives? I'd appreciate any suggestions or advice on why/why not to go to certain places.

Thanks a lot.

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  1. The Waring House restuarant outside Picton has a great kitchen. A little on the pricey side so what I do is go to the Barley Room pub ajoining the restaurant. Less fancy fare, but its the same kitchen! so it is all prepared and cooked quite well.

    As for wineries I recommend By Chadsey's Cairns (a small operation) outside Wellington, and Huff estates (award winning wines this year) near bloomfield

    1. We liked Huff and some of the wines at the Grange!

      1. We were there a few weeks ago and had an amazing dinner at Harvest in Picton. Great atmosphere, seasonal local ingredients, and nice service. On weekends you need a reservation as it is very popular.

        Had lunch at Huff that same weekend and wasn't very impressed.

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        1. re: electra1

          We each ordered the 6 course tasting menu and were quite surprised by the large portions. If we go again, we'll probably order A La Carte instead and skip out on the desserts which weren't very impressive.

          My favourite dishes include the:
          1. Velvety Hagerman's Farm Cauliflower Soup with Waupoos Apples and Saffron
          2. Sea Scallops with County Sweet Corn Pancakes and White Truffle Oil
          3. Seared Duck Foie Gras with Baby Beets Glazed in Sherry Vinegar

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        2. Harvest is a great choice if it is half as good as their previous restaurant.

          If you are looking for a nice breakfast in the centre of Picton, check out the Picton Harbour Inn. Here's the menu:

          It's got pretty traditional offerings in a smaller spce, but it is great stuff.

          1. The Merrill Inn does incredible fried perch. A nice patio, too—much nicer than inside.

            Harvest's beef: brilliant.

            The Carriage House is fantastic. A wee bit fussy, but still fun, with incredible flavours and textures. The desserts are the best around.