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PEI Has Great Food!

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We spent the last five days in PEI, and were so pleased to find that it is a real "foodie" heaven. First, there was the "Fall Flavours Festival" going on, which featured dozens of different venues all showcasing local products and the farming/harvesting/preparation/consumption of them. Turns out they have many of these festivals all season long. We also ate at several really great restaurants, and were only sorry to have to leave before having a chance to try more; there were so many to choose from. (And this is after some of the notables had already closed for the season.) Here's a short list: Lot 30 (sophisticated, urban, fresh local ingredients prepared in imaginative ways by Gordon Bailey, chef/owner) www.lot30restaurant.ca; Sirinella Ristorante (truly authentic northern Italian cuisine, fresh, home-made pasta dishes featuring local seafood, meats and vegetables, chef/owner Italo Marzari) www.sirenella.ca; Sims Corner Steakhouse & Oyster Bar (another hip spot with wonderful seafood and excellent steaks, owned by the Murphy Group, who also do a great job with Off Broadway and the Gahan House) http://www.murphygroupofrestaurants.c.... PEI is a bit of a challenge to get to unless you fly, but given our recent culinary experiences, we'd recommend making the effort.

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