Chef/Owner Mark McCrowe was raised in Quidi Vidi Village, aka “the gut” where fishing was a way of life. From his mom’s kitchen to his first cooking gig at the age of fifteen, Mark knew cooking was in his blood. He traveled to B.C. for his culinary training but then, as most Newfoundlanders yearn to do, he returned home. His food reflects that same passion and tenacity. It, like Mark, has a real sense of place.
Whether its a charcuterie platter centred on local rabbit terrine; butter-seared lobster and chorizo, home fries, Quebec Bergeron cheese and bisque gravy, otherwise known as “lobster poutine” or a full-fledged Newfoundland moose burger, Chef McCrowe’sfood voice is strong and true. We are looking forward to his new in-house oyster bar.
He writes: “local and sustainable are important for our kitchen as it produces the best results for our customers and our province.”
Food Day Canada 2012 Menu
Classic Newfoundland pea soup with salt beef and bakeapple glazed scallop $10
Pan seared cod tounges with tartar sauce, lemon, baby arugula and scrunchions $10
Petty harbour seafood boil | lobster, snow crab, mussels, king prawns, clams, baby spuds, corn on the cob and garlic butter $32
Grilled Porkloin | parsnip puree, apple, grainy mustard and Trius Riesling cream, grilled peaches and red onions $28
Peaches and fussels cream $8
Full menu can be enjoyed as a Chefs tasting menu for $80
Aqua is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve a table.
Aqua est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs. Contactez Aqua directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation.