Grates Cove Studios, Grates Cove, Newfoundland
It might be said that it all began for Terrence Howell as a fine woodworking studio then blossomed into an artist’s retreat house with food that is reminiscent of the Cajun cuisine that his wife, Courtney, grew up with. But it actually started long before then. Terrence Howell grew up on the Avalon Peninsula where his roots are deep and real. His ancestors go back generations. After meeting in South Korea, the pair traveled the world but in 2009 came ‘home’ and in 2011 set up his studio in the community’s old school house. A café started soon after.
Grates Cove is the most northerly community on the Avalon Peninsula. Settled by a handful of families in 1790, in the earliest days, it was a seasonal fishing stop like many of Newfoundland’s far flung outports. Hike and take a picnic backpack to the “Walled Landscape of Grates Cove”, dubbed a National Historic Site in 1995.
With Courtney’s Louisiana food traditions, you’ll find the most-local ingredients in her southern-inspired dishes. The menu rotates so it could be snow crab etouffe one day and chicken gumbo the next. Toutons, a traditional stove top bread from Newfoundland, are split for beef or cod burgers.
Grates Cove Studios is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number that follows.
Grates Cove Studios est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs.
Grates Cove Studios,
Grates Cove, Newfoundland A01 2L0
T: 709-587 3880