Newfoundland Food II
A Picnic in Ferryland - No, I haven't forgotten how to spell. There really is a place called Ferryland, NL. We went to see the lighthouse and found a delightful place (in Where to Eat in Canada and on Chowhound) where they make you a classy picnic up in a basket and take it anywhere you like on this glorious headland to sit on the blanket they provide and enjoy dining with whales. Yes, there they were - a whole school full, blowing balloons of mist, which made them humpbacks, I think.
Lunch consisted of their own lemonade (not too sweet) served in a mason jar - so handy for avoiding spills - Paul had slabs of their own baked ham and Quebec brie on their own bread, I had curried chicken on their own bread and two (Paul doesn't like cold pasta) orzo salads with cherry tomatoes and peppers. We shared apple cake with toffee sauce and a cranberry scone with orange sauce.
It was glorious!
Brigus - blueberry crisp and ice cream - yum, yum, yum
Cupids - Skipper Ben's B&B has a great lunch (or dinner) so low key we never saw a menu or prices but came out after a very nice pan fried cod, a pretty decent homemade coleslaw, a reasonable South African sauvignon blanc and a partridge berry crepe, feeling we wanted to comeback soon. Lovely house with a view of the harbour mouth.
Zachary's St. John's - great bacon and eggs breakfast with toutons - a NL specialty called fried bread but really fried bread dough - somewhere between a bagel and a pancake - served with molasses and syrup. Yum. Trip Advisor reviews complain about the service but I have lots of time to enjoy waiting for good food in good company - of friends, friendly diners or my own.
Breens - a deli convenience chain that seems fairly widespread - don't know if the others are as good as the one at the Ultramar(?) on the TCH just east of Clarenville but I was very impressed with the real turkey club with thick slices of real turkey - no processed slices (cheese though, sadly, was)- and passable fries. Paul had quite decent eggs and bacon. We bought a raisin scone and partridge berry muffin to go which were not up to The Pantry standards.
Mount Peyton Hotel Grand Falls - Windsor - it's very convenient to the TCH and the breakfasts are reliable though the coffee is a bit weak.
Earl's Rocky Harbour - Loved the moose burgers and delicious fries (we played it safe). They make everything themselves and even the coleslaw proved it. The partridge berry pie was so good I want to go back and try their moose pot pie - very good pastry! Their fish and chips looked good and were very popular. Interesting tiny wine list but we only had Quidi Vidi beer - Paul likes the Iceberg version - I tried the traditional 1892 which was rich tasting until we went back to the hotel and had a (canned) Guinness while we waited for the room. But then Guinness is like that.