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loveroftea Nov 27, 2011 01:25 PM

Hello, first-time poster here. I'll be staying in Halifax, Wolfville, Digby, Shelburne, Lunenburg (sp?), and Truro next June and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for those areas, or could direct me to some good relevant discussions in the Atlantic Canada board, esp. for W, D, S, L, and T. Open to any type of cuisine and price point. Thanks in advance!

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    CanadaGirl RE: loveroftea Nov 30, 2011 08:24 PM

    I highly recommend Le Caveau at Grand Pre winery, which is about 5 minutes outside Wolfville. Fabulous spot.

    http://www.grandprewines.ns.ca/restau...

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      loveroftea RE: CanadaGirl Dec 1, 2011 03:10 PM

      Thanks, I'll add it to the list!

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        CanadaGirl RE: loveroftea Dec 1, 2011 06:03 PM

        Sorry I can't help more, but I'm in Halifax and not very familiar with the other areas you've listed. I can, however, recommend NOT going to the seafood place with the big balconey across from the fisheries museum in Lunenburg.

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          loveroftea RE: CanadaGirl Dec 2, 2011 05:16 AM

          Alrighty then! :) Thx for the heads up!

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            loveroftea RE: CanadaGirl Dec 2, 2011 07:33 AM

            actually, what's the problem, specifically?

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              CanadaGirl RE: loveroftea Dec 2, 2011 03:40 PM

              Service was fast and friendly. Overpriced food of poor quality. Pretty sure the fish came from the freezer, and the calamari was the chewiest I've ever had. The view was nice though, so I guess it would be a nice spot for a beer.

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                loveroftea RE: CanadaGirl Dec 3, 2011 05:20 AM

                that sounds nasty, double thx. :)

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        John DM RE: loveroftea Dec 23, 2011 03:25 PM

        two good places in Digby: O'Neil's Seafood by the wharf (delicious fish and chips, clams, scallops, pie) and Boardwalk Cafe (good for anything on menu). Oh, and of course, the Pines Resort for something with more style

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          loveroftea RE: John DM Dec 30, 2011 06:55 AM

          Thanks for the suggestions, John. happy new year!

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          loveroftea RE: loveroftea Mar 3, 2012 03:59 AM

          Thanks for all the rec's so far. Would love to hear more! (Am also open to places "in between'" those I've mentioned above, or anything worth going off the beaten path for.)

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            WINEWOLF RE: loveroftea Mar 4, 2012 12:18 PM

            in Shelburne it is definitely Charlotte's Lane. Haven't been there for the food yet but lots of people rave about the lunch at Pete Luckett's Vineyard in Gaspereau Valley outside of Wolfville (the view is amazing). Tempest provides a fairly cosmopolitan choice in Wolfville (avoid Acton's which is not the restaurant it used to be). Lunenburg has two fantastic restaurants - Fleur de Sel for a formal dinner - have the tasting menu. French trained (Lyon de Lyon -3 star Michelin) chef who does excellent job with local ingredients. Trattoria Donna Nonna if you want very good , moderately upscale trattoria. Service is usually fantastic.

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              loveroftea RE: WINEWOLF Mar 5, 2012 04:44 AM

              Thanks, I can't wait to try out all of those. :) I've seen the names here and there, so it's good to get some feedback. Really looking forward to June! (Part of my anticipation is that I've been living in Fred, NB for the past 2.5 yrs, so I'm always enjoy LEAVING Freddy to get good food! And yes, I've tried just about about EVERY restaurant here, so I know what I'm talking about. :)

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                CanadaGirl RE: WINEWOLF Mar 5, 2012 12:01 PM

                I can support the lunch at Luckett's Vineyard. We ate there this past summer and it was quite nice. Not fancy, but high quality cheeses, charcuterie and sandwiches. Great prices too.

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                  loveroftea RE: CanadaGirl Mar 6, 2012 08:41 AM

                  Thanks, sounds great!

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              novascotiafood RE: loveroftea Mar 6, 2012 07:57 PM

              In Truro, I would recommend Bistro 22 on Inglis Place. Both lunch and dinner are tasty, and prices are reasonable. I believe they are only open for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The Nova Scotia Tearoom is good for lunch.

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                loveroftea RE: novascotiafood Mar 7, 2012 03:46 AM

                Thanks, good to hear about Truro!

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                loveroftea RE: loveroftea Apr 22, 2012 05:29 AM

                I really appreciate all the suggestions. I've started looking more closely at them as the time for my trip gets closer. Can't wait to see this part of Nova Scotia. Have also enjoyed the Halifax posts. Love how you REALLY love your city, that's awesome! :) I've been to Halifax twice before and have seen most of the "must-see's" , so this time can focus on FOOD, lol. And walking the harbourwalk everyday!

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                  jkatt RE: loveroftea Apr 23, 2012 02:26 PM

                  Tempest in wolfville is a favorite spot of mine and all the ladies in my family (my mother, my aunts, my grandmother).

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                    loveroftea RE: jkatt Apr 23, 2012 06:11 PM

                    I keep hearing great things about Tempest, and I'm glad to hear your feedback as well. :) I'm looking forward to it - June is too far away.

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