The recipes from the Amherst Shore Country Inn have graced a number of my food books and writing. The Laceby family, who started their inn-keeping careers in 1980 near Amherst on Nova Scotia’s Sunrise Trail, before tackling the massive restoration of The Blomidon Inn in Wolfville, have been hosting and cooking for their traveling guests for many years.
Amherst Shore is on the Northumberland Strait, looking towards P.E.I. There, for years, Donna Laceby made amazing meals. She did country cooking at its best, harvesting the garden for fresh greens to the region for some of the first cultivated wild blueberries in Canada. She made rich lobster Newburg and perfectly baked halibut. Meanwhile her husband, Jim, hosted and regaled guests with stories.
Today their son Rob and his wife, Mary, operate the inn. They understand the real meaning of hospitality. The menu changes daily in the dining room, easily paired with wines they have assembled including some of my own favorite N.S. vintages from nearby Jost Vineyards,
Food Day Canada Menu 2012
Tomato Bisque with Jost’s Leon Millot, fresh Basil and Crème Fraiche
Marinated Zucchini with Garden Fresh Greens and Dillweed
Oven Steamed Atlantic Salmon with Fresh Horseradish and Scotsburn Dairy Cream
Thyme & Garlic Crusted CDN Pork Tenderloin
with an Apple Coulis from our August Whites
Served with sautéed snow peas, red baby beets, maple glazed turnip & roasted new local potatoes from the Greeno’s Farm
Wild Oxford Blueberry Flan
Double Chocolate Cheesecake with Raspberry Coulis and Fresh Garden “Just Picked” Berries
Coffee, Tea, -or- Milk
Four course $44.50/person plus HST
Amherst Shore Country Inn is one of about 250 restaurants participating in Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve your table.
Amherst Shore Country Inn est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs. Contactez District directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation.
Amherst Shore Country Inn
5091 Nova Scotia Route 366
Amherst (Lorneville), NS B4H 3X9
T: (800) 661-2724