With her partner, Christine Bower, she opened The Wooden Monkey in 2004 in the city centre. Their well-thought-out menu is based on “macrobiotic and locally-grown, fresh ingredients” with good locally-brewed beer and fair trade coffee.
Since their opening in 2004 Lil and Christine have garnered awards – “The Best New Restaurant of the Year” in the Coast Magazine and “The Best New Business of the Year”- media attention and lots of new clients from all walks of life including politicians, movies stars and even Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood and his wife Jo. When given a VIP pass to the Stones concert, rather than just showing up, she took the legendary band a Nova Scotia wild blueberry pie.
Late in 2012, with the help of General Manager Matthew Gass, The Monkey opened a second location in Darmouth.
Food Day Menu 2012
Entree: Pan seared Halibut with roasted baby tomatoes, grilled yellow and green zucchini and garlic scape mashed potatoes, lemon butter sauce.
Dessert: Nova Scotia spelt short crust cherry pie with locally crafted vanilla ice cream from Dee Dees.
The Wooden Monkey is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve a table.
The Wooden Monkey est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs. Contactez The Wooden Monkey directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation.
The Wooden Monkey
1707 Grafton Street,
The Wooden Monkey in Darmouth
305-40 Alderney Drive
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
T: 902 -466-3100