Monday, 12 January 2015

Why You Need to Eat at Pizza & Poutine Company...Now!

There's something so very Canadian about french fries smothered in gravy and topped with cheese curds...

Yes, Poutine, that rich dish which has been hailed for it's deliciousness and subjected to creative culinary minds for years. It has evolved recently into a canvas of flavors and many people hunt for tasty new ways to partake in this Canadian Classic. Luckily on PEI we don't have much searching to do, because the Pizza & Poutine Company is a one-stop shop for all of your french fried incredible edibles.

Offering up a variety of more imaginative poutines than you can shake a french fry at, this Home Grown business is filled with hip and fresh flavors whether you're a veggie, gluten-free or just like to dig in to new fare. A popular haunt among locals, I'm one of those people who just finds thr owner Logan's creative menu irresistible. Between the Butter Chicken, the Mexican, Piglet and many more poutines, the biggest challenge is deciding what you'll have without ordering, well...everything!

As for me, I love it all, but one of my favorites is their take on an Island Classic...Loaded Fries. While this offering comes in the cheesy Poutine variety, on my regular visits, I go for it sans curds. Because as the name implies, these fries are loaded with flavor already! Yes, I've definitely gone as far as to say they're too good for ketchup. That's high society in the world of french fries, if you're wondering.

Don't eat your computer/tablet/phone, okay? I know it looks so tempting, but you've gotta go to Pizza & Poutine to get some for yourself! P & P's hand cut fries are on display here, mingling with all fresh sweet green pepper, onions, mushrooms and beef. On top of al that is their scrumptious savory gravy, rich and deep with flavor. The whole thing combines in taste to make a party in your mouth. It's got that savory edge with just a touch of sweet from the peppers and onions that make it a delicate balance amongst a hearty dish. Speaking of hearty...their portions are definitely just that. The small is easily a meal in and of itself, satisfying completely as that cute carton of their is stuffed with yum!

Is my fandom showing? GOOD! I want it to. I'm in love with the Pizza & Poutine Company that if given the talents I would do a Broadway number for them. Or something like that, anyways. On top of being a house for tastiness, it's also got charm in the sense that everyone is down to earth. Like Logan who I mentioned earlier. He's got that chill vibe that makes him friends with everyone who walks through the door. And Julia, another awesome Pizza & Poutine mainstay is just as sweet and friendly. Let's just say, if you haven't been there you need to go and if you have, why aren't you there right now!?

Of course, as their name so aptly implies, Poutine isn't the only thing you'll find at P & P. Pizza takes the spotlight too and you'll be excited to find their selection is just as yummy and inspired as their poutines so get out there and show your taste buds some lovin'!

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

A Christmas Wonderland Buffet at the Top of the Park

Twas' the night before Christmas and all at Red Shores were enjoying a buffet overflowing with the trimmings and oh, so much more.

When searching for festive perfection in a Christmas dinner, just like a gift this is the meal that keeps on giving! A feast fit for Santa Claus himself, a visit to the Top of the Park Restaurant is pretty much like being a kid on Christmas morning. Always booked ahead, the Red Shores Christmas Lunch and Dinner Buffets are a highlight of the culinary scene at this, the Holiday season. With a Team of Chefs who are likely topping Mr. Claus' Nice List, I wouldn't be surprised if Chefs Andrew, Glen, Jeff and Dana are chartered out to the North Pole to cater for the big man himself next year!

Think of it this way, everyday they host what could easily be considered the biggest Christmas Dinners and pull it off with the flair of your Mother, Grandmother and all the other esteemed cooks in your family that's ever put a turkey in the oven. That's generations of awesome all packed into a buffet that cannot be missed!

And I'm proud to say...this is how I celebrate.

Every year it's one of my favorite December activities to make it to the Top of the Park and totally do Christmas. With Holiday Spirit to spare, everyone is filled with good cheer. This year I've got to make a shout out to Jana and Denise for being to absolute darlings, they were warm, welcoming and made me feel just like a part of the family. And really, that's what Christmas is all about.

Well, that and food. Lots and lots of super delicious food. Which I clearly didn't have to look any further for once I was in the restaurant.

The best of the Island was spread out as a gourmet bounty which, as always, is quick to impress. In Christmas Fashion, the Top of the Park's Buffet was transformed both in food and atmosphere... It was certainly beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Every table's personal TV was tuned into a crackling fireplace, while the decor was all candy canes and Gingerbread Houses.

I was tempted straight to the buffet by the smell of turkey and the trimmings. The classics were all there from savory dressing to creamy mashed potatoes.

My first plate, as you can see, was pure Christmas fare. The turkey, so tender and juicy was carved right before my eyes at their carvery. Always the star of the show, Top of the Park served up a turkey that was perfect in every way. Topped with some of their creamy gravy and sweet and tart cranberry sauce, I had plenty of reasons to go back for more and more. Alongside that was classic vegetables, seasoned just right and with just enough butter to make them irresistible. The mashed potatoes were so light and fluffy, they were practically whipped into a buttery, savory cloud and of course, the dressing was classic, just like your Mom would make. All of these put together spell out Christmas Dinner perfection.

Not as insanely obsessed with Christmas food like me? Don't worry! There's a whole cold salad bar with gourmet pasta, potato and other gourmet salads. There's always  soup of day with fresh rolls too, the day I went their selection just happened to be Chicken Gumbo. And in true Top of the Park fashion white wine steamed Mussels are one of their go-to greats!

As for me, I was tempted by the cheesey, saucy goodness of their lasagna! It was hearty and rich filled with layers of beef, veggies and tomato sauce then topped with glorious cheese!

And then... Dessert. Not just any dessert, but the dessert of desserts that could knock the socks off of your sweet tooth. Well, if teeth wore socks anyways.

Just look at that assortment of goodies. Some people want Santa to bring them Diamond Rings or BB Guns... But I just want that. All of it. I could promise an entire year of my best behavior if I could find all that under my tree on Christmas morning. Everything from Blueberry Shortcake to trifle and bread pudding. Pies, cakes, cookies, squares, jellys...and fudge.

That was a mouthful. Which is quite accurate considering I couldn't resist sampling all a wide range of these delectable morels. I had some of the fruitcake and fruitcake squares, which had the most divine crea, cheese icing, buttery shortbread cookies, deliriously rich chocolate and cookies and cream fudge...

...And Pumpkin Pie with a cup of coffee!

It's no wonder Top of the Park is consistently my favorite buffet. At any time of the year they are set to impress and there is always a selection that can satisfy anyone's wish list. While I was there, I heard about their upcoming Asian Night Buffets...yet another tasty present that I can't wait to unwrap.

And so I will say and I nom out of sight...

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

The Perfect Meal at the Churchill Arms

In Downtown Charlottetown there's a gem of a restaurant that has is frequented by locals for it's consistently delicious food and hailed by tourists for being one of the culinary bright spots on their visit. The Churchill Arms is the only authentic British Pub on Prince Edward Island and makes it's home on Historic Queen Street. Just as you'd expect, the atmosphere is warm, with rich colored woods and ambient lighting that provides the warmth and charm that comes to mind when imagining a British Pub. And while that alone makes it a pleasant place to have a meal, the Churchill exudes a sense of community and family which is truly unique. Regulars fill their usual spots while they mingle like family, even welcome newcomers with their smiles and the staff, as gracious and friendly as can be, make everyone feel at home. Their waitresses not only serve up amazing food but also good cheer and conversation. Fran, the Churchill's charismatic Proprietor is everyone's friend, she has that rare quality and down-to-earth personality that characterizes the charm of the Island.

And of course...she cooks up some of the most addictive dishes this side of the pond!

I personally am proud of say that I frequent the Churchill Arms and couldn't help but share my latest meal with all of you hungry foodies!

For starters, I decided to partake in one of the Churchill's daily creations. Each day they feature a special meal, daily wrap and soup. It just so happened that this day's feature was Baked Potato Cheddar Soup. So even though I knew I was in for a huge main course, I couldn't help myself!

As you can see from the photo, this soup is exactly like it looks, creamy and rich. With all the best parts of a baked potato all put into one singularly outstanding soup, you can taste each ingredient seamlessly. Potato, bacon, chives, cheddar and of course the unmistakable smoothness of sour cream. It goes to show that home made quality goes into every menu item, daily selections included.
It was a great precursor to the main event, a dish that the Churchill Arms is synonymous with and undoubtedly a part of it's most popular menu selections! It's one of the dishes that was shown when the Churchill was featured on 'You Gotta Eat Here!'

Their famous Curry! Oh, and did I mention that Kelly Ripa, from Live with Kelly and Michael not only visited the Churchill to try their curry but is still raving about it? That's right, you couldn't go anywhere to get a tastier serving of curry and it's easy to taste why everyone from locals to celebrities are wild over their curry!

There are four varieties of curry, from the classic Butter Chicken, to their hottest, the Madras Curry. I myself wanted to show off something that everyone can enjoy. The Korma curry, which comes with your choice of chicken, beef or vegetables. I went for the most popular choice and picked chicken with the local classic side of "half and half". A complete must, of you're to get the whole experience, your curry is accompanied by half a side of basmati rice and half a side of house cut fries.

See how happy I am, standing alongside Fran before digging in? Well, my smile was even wider once I took that first, coveted bite! The spices, which warm you delicately, completely envelope your senses while the creamy curry sauce satisfies oh so completely. The vibrant colors of the curry cover generous pieces of juicy white meat chkcken. With a combination of dipping fries, adding rice to my curry, eating chicken and getting every last remnant of this delicious goodness wiped up with the provided naan could literally say meal is perfection. A little taste of heaven.

The wonderful thing about the Korma is that it features mild spices with a lightly sweet and rich sauce that is suitable for even the most sensitive of palates. Pick the Lunch size for a perfect meal sized portion or go for the full size if you're like me and just can't get enough of this curry's delectable goodness.

Even though I was thoroughly satisfied after the incredible serving of nirvana inducing curry, I knew that no meal is truly complete without dessert... And at the Churchill Arms it doesn't take much convincing to dive into one of their favorite desserts. The deep fried Mars bar. Yes, the first on the Island to serve this ingenious creation, their take on the Mars bar is filled with particularly gooey goodness, on all the very best ways! Battered and fried for crispy perfection, it wraps the sweet, heavenly nougat and caramel which is all warm and smooth like velvet. The chocolate and caramel drizzle enhance this dessert's natural glory while the whipped cream and a cool kiss to this delightful indulgence!

Quite honestly when I think of the Churchill, the fact that it's one of my favorite places to eat and associate it with te kind of home cooking and local goodness that warms my heart. That's something I hope I've shared with everyone in this review and inspired you to go out and experience it for yourself. 

Saturday, 6 December 2014

A Traditional Christmas Buffet at the Inn on the Hill

Christmas means so many things to a variety of people, the holidays represent time with family, good cheer and an inexhaustible reserve of happy memories. But the one thing that almost everyone can relate to when it comes to Christmas is a feast. Food brining people together and helping to make those memories we cherish for years to come. In the spirit of Christmas, I wanted to kick off the season with a delicious Turkey Dinner! And there's likely no place more associated with generations of happy Diner's than the Inn on the Hill! Their special Holiday Turkey Buffet is hosted each Friday leading up to Christmas, it starts at 11 am and so do the crowds! Offering truly Home-style variety and all the warmth and brightness of the Season, it's no surprise to see friends and family filling up the Inn on the Hill's dining rooms.

Decorated with lovely trees and touches of Christmas all around, you can smell the delicious food as soon as you enter the restaurant! That's not the end of this sensory experience though. To make the atmosphere all the more cheerful, Johnny Ross takes to the keyboard to tickle out delightful Christmas tunes as you dine! Known and beloved Island wide for his charismatic playing, the Inn on the Hill certainly put the cherry on top of this buffet with Johnny's perfect musical backdrop.

And of course, this fantastic setting is host to the star of the Lunch hour at the Inn on the Hill! Chefs Mary and Michael are the culinary artists behind the locally fueled meal. With a variety of warm and cold offerings, everyone's taste buds are welcomed to partake. Home-baked biscuits and rolls start off your meal along side the day's soup and are joined by a variety of cold salads. Including garden salad, classic coleslaw and the some creamiest home style potato salad I've ever tasted, your mouth is already watering from the very beginning!

Mind you, the celebrity at every Christmas meal is the Turkey! And this Turkey just happens to be a home-raised hero, the Inn on the Hill serves tender, perfectly carved grain fed Larkin Bros. Turkey with light and dark meat neatly displayed so you can pick your favorite piece. Topped with rich, Creamy gravy and this is a main that can steal your heart! With classic dressing, seasoned to perfection, hearty mashed potatoes and steamed veggies you'll feel like you're in Grandma's kitchen!
And if you've got a taste for something a little more unique and not as conventionally Christmas, then you'll want to try their lasagna. This offering is generous on flavor, with a blend of cheesy goodness and extra beef. I'd be lying if I said I didn't take an extra piece because I loved it so much!

And we all know that any Christmas Dinner wouldn't be the same without dessert, and the Inn on the Hill is truly treating you sweet tooth! Chef Mary is a wonder-worker, pulling out all of the best and decadent stops to bring out a Dessert Trolley that I was extremely tempted to roll home with me!

I couldn't help myself and had, count 'em, three desserts! The first of this sweet trio was a caramel cheesecake with it's base like a whipped cloud, covered in a thick, sweet layer of rich caramel. The second was another round of cheesecake, which hosted the very same luscious base as the caramel but brought the decadence up another level with deep, dark chocolate topping and a chocolate cookie crumb crust. And of that's not enough heaven already, I topped it off with a slice of strawberry rhubarb pie that had a buttery, flaky crust and hit the perfect balance of sweet and tart in the center. That was the perfect, if not unbelievably indulgent end to this spirited meal!

With a meal that conjures up thoughts of family around the table on December 25th, Irving Berlin on the record player and mistletoe in the doorway, the Inn on the Hill has created a tasty Christmas Card that you have to taste, see and even hear to believe!

Friday, 20 June 2014

The Homburg Theatre Re-Opens at the Confederation Centre of the Arts

In my humble opinion, the Confederation Centre of the Arts is a gem among our Island's cultural offerings and a true haven for artistic talent from across Canada. For 50 Years, the Centre has been host to all generations, bringing life, laughter and delight, most of all through their theatrical productions. To those of us from PEI and fans of the Charlottetown Festival, there was a much anticipated event which took place on June 16th. The Grand Re-Opening of the Homburg Theatre, which was celebrated with an Address by His Excellency the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston and a Welcoming Show, all open to the public.

An impressive amount of excited Islanders showed up for this event, honoring the wonderful effort made by the Confederation Centre in revamping and renewing the Homburg Theatre. The anticipation was palpable as everyone gathered together to watch the ribbon cutting which as you can see in the picture below was held by an absolutely adorable group of Pre-Kindergarten students. Before the main event a few small speeches were given in which the Governor General not only made a point of praising the Confederation Centre but also slipped in a few funnies to keep everyone laughing.

With the Governor General of Canada. our own Premier Robert Ghiz and Lieutenant Governor the Honorable H. Frank Lewis, CEO of the Confederation Centre Jessie Inman and a host of Provincial Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioners present this was a truly dignified opening which really exuded the sense of how very important the Centre's contribution to the arts is, not only on PEI but throughout Canada. To me, it was a show of solidarity through our Country that honored the contribution the Centre has made through the past fifty years and the great things that are expected for it in the future.

And after the ribbon was cut, everyone buzzed with eagerness to finally enter the new theatre pavilion and get a first hand experience and our new pride and joy! Walking in you could sense the freshness of the area, the soft glow of pre-show lighting accentuated the new and aesthetically pleasing acoustic wall panels and crisp looking ceiling. Just from the feverishly happy talk that resonated through the space, you could tell the acoustics were great, of course later on the cast of Canada Rocks was going to prove that theory in a very harmonious and entertaining way.

But before "Canada Rocks" could take the stage, we were treated to a speech from Premier Robert Ghiz who expressed his own personal love for the Centre and how it had already excited the imagination of his family. It was heartfelt and open dialogue which praised the Centre and the incredible talent that has passed through it's theatre for 50 years. Afterwards, Jessie Inman received an award for the grand efforts it took to bring Evangaline to the stage last year for the Charlottetown Festival. Giving a brief history on how the epic poem was brought to the realm of musicals, Ms. Inman spoke passionately of the crew's dedication to authentically representing this pivotal piece of Canadian literature. She also delivered exciting news that the production team for Evangaline is working to bring this stirring program to the bright lights of Broadway. One of the first steps being taken a professional original cast recording of the deliciously beautiful soundtrack which will be available soon on ITunes and at the Confederation Centre.

Then the Governor General took the stage. He was eloquent and expressed the importance and connection of the Centre to our celebration of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference. It was a pleasure to sit and listen to his inspiring words and see how open and encouraging his was to the arts community. I would have liked to sit and transcribe in address, but honestly, it was too fascinating to focus on anything but his words. I've never personally seen or heard the Governor General speak, but he was all I could have expected and more. I speak for myself and many other patrons that were in the Homburg Theatre at that time when I say he was a reflection of the dedication that went into refreshing and re-creating this beloved theatre.

Of course, in grand Island tradition, no celebration would be complete without music and the talented cast of Canada Rocks was a great choice to demonstrate how apt the theatre's acoustics are! They were, no pun intended, rockin' the house! There wasn't a person in the theatre that wasn't electrified by their vivacious and powerful performance which displayed a portion of the over 74 songs that are featured throughout the full musical. This taste of Canada Rocks was more than enough to make me want to check it out and I suggest you do too, if you like a good time. Which of course, everyone likes a good time!

Later, everyone gathered in the lobby for coffee, cake and more importantly discussing how impressed they were with the updated theatre. If you were there, you already know that it's high time to go and check out a show and if not, take it from me and start booking your tickets for the Charlottetown Festival now; they're bound to go fast!

Here's to another 50 Years, Confederation Centre of the Arts, I'm with you all the way!

Friday, 13 June 2014

A History Making Evening at PEI's Province House

Last night Prince Edward Island's Legislative Assembly Chamber at Province House was filled with theatrics of a brand quite different than the norm. Instead of  powerful opinions being flung from one side of the room to another, there was the passion of our Province's Rural History being illustrated by song and the spoken word. Yes, last night history was made in the very place that helped to create the history which we are celebrating this year. For the first time in Province House's history, the venue was opened completely and given to the public for their enjoyment of this well appointed discussion and performance.

To a crowd of people, Islanders and otherwise that spread between three Chambers of the Province House, there was a performance, lead by Dr. Ed MacDonald's lecture on the topic rural PEI in the 1860's entitled "Land of One's Own: Prince Edward Island in the Confederation Era" and highlighted by the astoundingly talented cast of "The Master's Wife" a theatrical production taking place at Orwell's Corner this year.

I, myself, was fortunate enough to be seated in the Legislative Assembly Chamber, where all the action was taking place. Above in the gallery onlookers were entertained and downstairs a small theater of guests viewed a live stream of the production. Beginning with rousing fiddle music and an introduction to the concept that, once upon a time, PEI was considered a "world in miniature" as Sir Andrew McPhail so poetically coined the phrase; ever person present was brought back  to the time of Confederation. And yet, in contrast to the Charlottetown Conference that the Island and world at large are becoming more aware of with each passing day, we were not in the grand plan that helped shape our Canada.

No, we were with the layman, working the land, creating a life in earnest, waging prime social and sometimes petty domestic wars, but most of all opposing Confederation. Indeed, for reasons that I can much less aptly explain, our pioneer forefathers from one end of the Island to the other were against the unity of the British Colonies. Now, with our current prospective this seems absurd, but as Dr. MacDonald pointed out, at least one of the reasons for that still lingers with us. The concept of "Us" and "Them" that has always been an integral part of Prince Edward Island's culture. That Heritage still whispers in terms like "From Away" a title bestowed on anyone that's come to PEI without actually being born on the prized red Island soil.

Of course, there were more profound catalysts for such strong opinions. Such as the lucrative concepts of being a world in and within the borders of the Island and of each man owning their own land. I think that even from the short explanation that I have to offer we can see that all Islanders come by their opinionated natures honestly, in turn also their pride of ownership and sense of responsibility towards Island are too just as deeply rooted. All these are unique virtues, passed down like heirlooms to be treasured and even envied by those who cannot claim to be "Islanders".

Of course, if Dr. MacDonald was the paintbrush in this portrait, the cast of the Master's Wife in their period attire and an air of the past were the paint. They brought to life something so distant and yet within the audience's grasp because of their powerful words, song, acting and of course the venue which is as authentic Confederation Era PEI as can be offered. The quotations from Sir Andrew MacPhail's memoirs, "The Master's Wife" were delivered with passion and almost ethereal authenticity while the fiddle was given life through talent and the notes of MacPhail's father's "wallpaper music". Just from this taste of what "The Master's Wife" offers, I would encourage everyone who can possibly go to Orwell's Corner to make that pilgrimage. You'll gain something that you didn't even know you were missing. It's enriching with an outstanding amount of information delivered as smoothly as the sugared brandy that was humorously discussed during last night's production.

Last evening, Humor and History blended harmoniously for a lecture that was engaging and informative, everything you could want when presented with such an important topic being delivered to such a broad spectrum of people. And not only did we grasp history by words and action but were too a part of it and being part of that kind of history was very special, indeed. A hearty dose of appreciation is more than in order for everyone concerned. To Dr. Ed MacDonald, the talented cast of "The Master's Wife", the evening's dedicated organizers and doubtless many unsung heroes who were behind the scenes.

As one, impressionable girl whose forefather's feet are planted firmly on the Island and yet me still being "From Away" who wants nothing more than to understand the intricate workings of this Island, your work weaved a tapestry of beauty and raw honesty that sparked once more my passion and imagination for this land, rich in history, personality, dedication and most of all it's people.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Some Fancy Lobster Roll at Dave's Lobster

Ever wonder where you can go to pick up a Lobster Roll that's as good as the legendary Rolls of yore that you're great, great Grandfather goes on about but with flair that can take on the 21st Century? I've pondered that conundrum with the best of PEI's great thinkers and though there was ne'er an answer in sight for many a moon... Something incredible appeared on Charlottetown's Historic Waterfront! Dave's Lobster is it's name and so, after all that wondering (which conveniently made me very hungry) I made the (short but epic) pilgrimage to Dave's.

Boasting indoor and outdoor seating, a bright and welcoming atmosphere, genuinely caring staff and Island charm to boot, Dave's was all I could expect and more! And they might be the new kid on the block, but this little restaurant is already making waves with their first award coming from the Savour Food and Wine Festival recognizing their Lobster Tacos!

Greeted by Kirsten, the cheerful Assistant Manager, I already felt like I was home. She talked about the menu with me since I was having a hard time picking between their two Lobster Roll offerings. The Local, which is a classic chilled lobster roll or the Some Fancy a unique offering that you're going to be hearing more about... Because that was my roll of choice. (For this visit anyways, because after how impressed I was, I'll be back for The Local.)

With lobster warmed in a pan of butter, fresh lemon and garlic, it's served up on a traditional home made roll which is buttered and grilled. Add in a sprinkling of fresh cut chives and you've nailed the recipe for what tastes like a delicious lobster dinner all on a roll of super toasty goodness! With a Mini Bag of Covered Bridge Kettle Cooked Chips and crisp Dill Pickle, I decided to add a side of coleslaw so that I could get the full David's experience. The warmth of this roll infused even more flavor into the huge chunks of warm, tender lobster as the butter melts into everything, especially that toasty roll for a perfect crispness on the outside and softness on the inside. The light citrus from the lemon compliments this delectable shellfish and the garlic is a perfect companion to the lobster's naturally subtle sweetness, the chives add in a crispness of flavor for a great combination that really is Some Fancy. Honestly, this Lobster Roll is the perfect welcome to PEI when it comes to newcomers and a taste of fond memories for our locals, which is likely why Dave's has already won the hearts of regulars! My side slaw was great, fresh and citrus-y with a touch of cilantro that made it stand out from it's peers of typically prepared coleslaw. It was definitely a taste of Summer and pleasantly cool in it's flavors; just as refreshing as Dave's decor!

Of course, the Covered Bridge Brand chips were delicious. I've always known that this brand, which hails from New Brunswick (Go Atlantic Provinces!), are great but when paired with PEI Lobster...Yum! Crispy, crunchy potatoes, perfectly cooked and then salted with sea salt. If you haven't tried Covered Bridge's Chips, make your first time at Dave's!

And knowing me, you'll understand that I can't really go anywhere without dessert and coffee, because coffee is practically my life blood! With the delicious stuff hailing from Row 142, this coffee is roasted right Downtown and was perfectly brewed at Dave's. A light roast that while it not only matched dessert, went with the whole meal. Who knew you could drink coffee with lobster? As of now, me! As for dessert, a Cinnamon Roll from Mary's Bakery in Cornwall was lovely because let's face it you don't get more PEI than these Cinnamon Rolls which are famous across the entire Island. They're sweet, kissed with cinnamon, gooey and crunchy. So essentially, they're pretty much perfect. Oh and did I mention how big they are!? No dinky cinnamon rolls here. They've always been my favorite but now they're at Dave's; talking about sweet, sweet providence.

Really though, it's not just me that's in love with Dave! ...I mean Dave's Lobster! Although he deserves a big hug for creating such a great place to hang out and eat. You've got to know it's amazing when all the customer's compliment the food on their way out. Just consider this review a big virtual hug from another one of your fan's Dave.

Oh and for those of you who aren't ready for lobster yet or have little ones with you, Dave's offers Gourmet Grilled Cheese for kids and kids at heart.

So now, as they say on the Island...Have at 'er!