Victoria-by-the-Sea is the essence of real Prince Edward Island. Tucked onto the Island’s southern shore, the village (c. 1819) is a web of unpaved lanes and tree lined streets all leading to the ocean and the sheltered harbour. In the early days, it was an important sea port shipping produce, especially potatoes, to Europe, the West Indies and the rest of the eastern seaboard.
It was in one of the gracious Victorian mansions that Chef Stephen Hunter opened the Victoria Village Inn 8 years ago. His commitment to ‘local’ ingredients is complete. As a chef, even before opening the inn, he was the distribution channel for organic island produce to the province’s best restaurants.
His menus are ultimately seasonal and change constantly as the produce and fisheries warrant. But every dish, no matter what time of year, is served with locally-grown, organic vegetables. It could be grilled beef tenderloin with caramelized red onion and pungent parsley pesto or a bowl of steamed Island Blue Mussels in a red Thai curry broth enriched with coconut milk. There’s always a crème brûlée of the day.
Food Day Canada
Saturday, August 4th, 2012
Joe and Gail’s Organic Mixed Greens with roasted baby beets, soft goat cheese
and candied pecans
Seared Island beef Tenderloin with a blue cheese and hazelnut ravioli , espresso
and balsamic reduction
Pan Seared Sea Scallops with a herb and toasted spice lentil cake, organic french fillet beans, romesco sauce
Harmon Farms Free Range Chicken Stuffed with Local wild mushroom duxelles,
Served with organic seasonal vegetables, roasted fingerling potatoes and sautéed chanterelles
Fresh P.E.I. Raspberry tart with house made vanilla ice cream
Caramel Creme Brulee
The Victoria Village Inn is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve a table.
The Victoria Village Inn est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs . Contactez directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation.
Victoria Village Inn
22 Howard Street,
Victoria-by-the -sea, P.E.I. C0A 2G0
Toll free: 1 -866- 658-2483