The Pearl Eatery, North Rustico, PEI
“We believe that sipping a glass of wine and sharing a meal that is fresh, creative and visual, in a beautiful, ambient setting, is simply the way it should be.”
Like a diamond in the rough or a pearl found in the sea, The Pearl is one of PEI’s culinary treasures, located between the fishing village of North Rustico and Cavendish Beach. The location is set in a serene rural environment, where one may not expect to find a casual fine dining establishment. Owner and operator, Maxine Delaney, not only has experience in the restaurant industry, she has dabbled in the film and fashion industries as well. She has a kind hand to the ever-changing décor and energy present within The Pearl. During a recent renovation, Maxine completed the majority of the project herself, incorporating pieces of local history throughout.
Taking full advantage of local island produce, her chef Uwe Wedekind revels in the ingredients that surround The Pearl. His work experience is well rounded having cooked with both Remi Cousyn at Calories in Saskatoon and Chris Velden of the Flying Apron Inn & Cookery…both stellar chefs in their own right.
The menu speaks of the seasons. “Sustainability and knowing face to face where my food comes from has become the most important element in cooking for me” says Fred. “I feel that food should be enjoyably made, with considerately raised and procured products. My love of food goes from sun, sea and soil, to pan, plate, fork and all the goodness it does for you. I eat, cook, drink and think cooking and food, with the purpose of making happy food happily. Seeing my Island producing such great products, it makes perfect sense to come home and spend a season at The Pearl”.
Try the freshly shucked oysters (PEI’s are the best on the planet) and lobster bisque shooters. For the non-seafood lovers, The Pearl also offers many land and vegetarian specials, and not to forget the freshly baked bread!
The Pearl is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below.
The Pearl est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs.
The Pearl Eatery
7792 Cavendish Road
North Rustico, PEI C0A 1X0