Jordan Ontario Dining Recommendations Please
Staying for a weekend at a B and B in Jordan. While we have been to Niagara on the Lake and know that area and restaurants pretty well, need some recommendations for excellent qualilty lunch, dinner and any interesting gourmet food shopping (if exists there).
I definitely second the recommendation for Upper Canada Cheese Company. Lovely to sample their cheeses and they often set up a bbq grill on the weekends with some pretty tasty offerings from local butchers.
Not too from from Upper Canada Cheese is Whitty Farms. A fun stop to see what local produce is in season, plus they have some wonderful baked goods. They don't open until May, so not sure if that works for your trip.
The family went up two years ago for Mother's Day, and while our brunch was not memorable enough to think of where we went, one thing has stuck in my mind since.
We went here for ice cream later in the afternoon while wandering around:
This was the first time we'd encountered the granite stone technique, so we were pretty floored. Haven't tried either of the chains where this technique is so famous, but fairly sure that neither has ice cream as good as this place. I still dream about their lavender honey ice cream. I have tried this flavour everywhere since, and usually find one flavour dominates. Toute Sweet had a really nice balance in their flavour. So if this counts as interesting gourmet shopping, you might want to stop by for an ice cream!
Here are some recommendations for the area: The Jordan House which is run by the same owners of On the Twenty is very good, casual food. Lots of items made in house. About Thyme Bistro is just down the street. De la Terre Bakery opened recently just next door. Check out Upper Canada Cheese Company. In Beamsville there is August Restaurant both for lunch and dinner.
A new place opened this month in Grimsby (about a 15 min. drive from Jordan) called Casa Toscana - here is a little blurb from the local paper: the doors to the newest shop in downtown Grimsby, Casa Toscana. Located at 16A Main St. W., the shop will offer all authentic Tuscan products, that are shipped straight from Tuscany, including olive oils, balsamic vinegars, terracotta bowls and more. I haven't been in to check it out yet.
Enjoy your stay!
About Thyme Bistro
3457 King St, Vineland, ON L0R2C0, CA
Upper Canada Cheese Company
4159 Jordan Rd, Lincoln, ON L0R, CA
On the Twenty
3845 Main St, Lincoln, ON L0R, CA
When visiting Jordan last year, friends took us for lunch in Jordan at the Inn on the Twenty restaurant, in the Cave Springs winery. Very high quality food, with a local fresh focus, and superb wine pairings - but not for the casual diner. If you are looking for gourmet, I would recommend it.
I don't recall any food shopping in Jordan, though wine shopping is an obvious possibility.
Inn on the Twenty
3836 Main Street, Jordan, ON L0R 1S0, CA