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The "Other" Prince Edward County

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Had a few days with the sig oth this past week to check out "The County" as the spot is known [east of TO for those who haven't heard of it]. Tried Harvest, was not overly blown away. What's with the hype on this one? Patience is a virtue should be their motto on the door/menu! Not bad at all but nothing like what we were told by one "foodie" friend. Much better value at Portabella in Picton, the "big city" of the area. Delicious caesar salad and burger combo for partner, Portabella pasta for me [love the bowls!]. We scoped out Scooperman's but opted for the notorious Slicker's re ice cream and Passionfruit was the winner. Not into the marshmallow one, too cloying for my tastes. OK so Slicker's is likely well known and not "the other" I was hoping to report but well...Also found two wonderful lunch spots: worth the drive[s]. Milford Bistro in a tiny place called [drum roll] Milford had tasty beef skewers and a wine-taster's platter with delish pates, cheese puffs and fudge to die for...fudge DOES go with local wines:) Grabbed some scones to take away from a great little spot called The Gingerbread House [which yes sells amazing ginger cookies as well as cream puffs!!! but held back and went for brekfast treats for the room: orange cranberry scones better than any I've had elsewhere...Too bad it isn't a better known place! Lake On The Mountain was also a real highlight. Not even the odd mosquito could prevent hub from raving about pate and strawberry salad. View and atmosphere were deluxe, a rare outdoor find in the County although I hear County Cider has a wonderful view too but we ran out of time. Waring House Barley Room pub was okay for wings and beer and some live music when we were fed up with sun/rain combo re weather. Has anyone checked out Integration, Wellington side of County? Our b&b lady told us it wasn't great... didn't want to judge OR gamble. Feedback from other recent visitors welcome!! We are hoping to go back October for Pumpkinfest and to see/eat more!

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