Roll out your blanket and experience Food Day Canada at its most easterly location, at a lighthouse perched on the rocky headland jutting out into the often-raging ocean.
This is honest, home cooking at its finest, largely because of the great home cooks that Picnics creator/owner Jill Curran has assembled over the years. From the best scones I’ve ever, ever, ever tasted to the sandwiches on lighthouse-baked bread. There are toutons, bits of bread pulled off the loaves, patted flat and fried, then doused with molasses. The real homemade lemonade is served in Mason jars so that they won’t spill.
The orders are taken and each group is provided with a blanket and a semaphore flag. Then the cooks set to work. Rather than forcing food-laden guests to clamber over rocks, the trays are delivered personally to wherever the flags are stuck into the flower-strewn meadow. In foul weather – and there is some of that – dining is set up inside the old keeper’s house.
The food is local. Jill writes: “We care about the quality of our ingredients. Local and organic products are used as much as possible. Our sprouts, fresh herbs, greens and edible flowers come from the Organic Farm in Portugal Cove. Newfoundland is known for its seafood, so of course we use cold water shrimp, salmon and crab from our waters.”
Lighthouse Picnics is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve a table.
Lighthouse Picnics est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs. Contactez Lighthouse Picnic directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation.
Ferryland Lighthouse, Lighthouse Road,
Ferryland, NF, A0A 2H0
T: 709 363 7456