Ossie’s Lunch, Bethel (St. Andrew’s), New Brunswick

Ossie’s Lunch is famous and 2017 is their 60th anniversary! Rose Anna Waite, who is in her 80’s and going strong, and her daughter, Angela Tessier, serve Maritime road food at its best — deep-fried clams, lobster rolls, scallops and chips and home made pies, in particular rhubarb...

BOOMburger, Charlottetown and Halifax

It’s not often that a quick service restaurant is so utterly dedicated to such locally produced in ingredients.  But who else could do it, if not the creative Scott Linkletter, the entrepreneur behind Raspberry Point Oysters, Prince Edward Islands best ice cream, COW’S,  and the...

Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, Baddeck, Nova Scotia

You can find Chanterelle Country Inn high in the hills of Cape Breton on one of the great drives of Canada.  It’s a gentle place to stay with tranquil vistas and great food.  From day one in 2000, owner Earlene Busch was determined to create a vacation experience for her guests that respects the...

Shadow Lawn Country Inn, Rothesay, New Brunswick

Shadow Lawn’s Executive Chef, Markian Shafransky, is one of the veterans of New Brunswick food. Originally from Montreal, his cuisine draws many influences from his Ukrainian heritage. This merging of “old school” ideas and respect for food, coupled with some “new...

The Lobster Shack, On the Boardwalk, Souris, P.E.I.

The name Colville Bay Oyster resonates all across Canada. Chef Michael Smith endorses them as the best in the nation and many food pros would agree.  The Flynn family live around the estuary in Souris, PEI, near their oyster leases and, from there, they ship these extraordinary bivalves all over...

Manuka, Moncton, New Brunswick

The tagline of Manuka, a colourful restaurant close to downtown Moncton, is “cuisine instinctive’.  As the seasons flow by week by week, Chef Camille Pluymackers allows her menus to reflect the nuances that more static menus can rarely achieve.  If mussels are perfect, she’ll...

Trout Point Lodge, Kemptville, Nova Scotia

When I think of Nova Scotia, I imagine vast beaches and the magnificent Atlantic ocean.  But deep in the lake-dotted wilderness, in a region so under-populated that the night skies are renowned for star-gazing, is the fabulous Trout Point Lodge.  The forest is thick and fragrant…so perfumed...

Chives Canadian Bistro, Halifax

Chef Craig Flinn and his talented team are known across Canada for their dedication to the food of the Atlantic region, most specifically Nova Scotia. Craig’s book, Fresh and Local, published in 2009,  is just an extension of that dedication. Although he has a degree from St. Mary’s...

Coy Wolf Bistro, Sackville, New Brunswick

Finding a restaurant of this calibre in relatively rural New Brunswick is an utter joy.  Chef Alan Barbour is at the stoves and Sarah Evans, his wife and partner, is one of the most dedicated foragers I’ve met.  Let’s begin with the cocktail she names the “Seaside Negroni”...

Verger Belliveau Orchard Café, Memramcook, New Brunswick

The winding drive beside the Peticodiac River takes you through hills and by some of the original Acadian dike-land that was re-claimed centuries ago by the early Francophone settlers. Today with the moderation of the Bay of Fundy, fruit trees flourish, particularly apples. In 1932, Sébastien...