Eating our way across Canada from a scrumptious lobster dinner at Halifax Harbour, an mere 6000 km west to prawns for lunch overlooking Horseshoe Bay and the BC Ferry that would take us home to Vancouver Island!
There were plenty of side trips along the way, like a quick tour of Southern Ontario. This photo shows a sample of the stunning flowers we saw everywhere at Niagara on the Lake in mid-October. This peaceful little city with its lovely old colonial-style homes and lush gardens reminded me of Victoria, BC, the City of Gardens. And, equally important, there are an abundance of restaurants to choose from!
Okay, Prince Edward Island is not quite between Halifax, NS and Horseshoe Bay, BC but I'm starting with it because that's where we landed after taking a red eye flight from Comox, BC. We arrived bleary-eyed in time for breakfast at the airport while we waited to rent a car.
The lobster omelet sounded like a good way to start our visit to the east coast and it wasn't bad. Not great but not bad.
On our first night in Charlottetown we discovered the Casa Mia Cafe on Queen Street. We also discovered how truly friendly island people are! While we enjoyed our nachos and Caesar salads, the young waitress chatted with us and even sat down to join us for a while, telling us what to see and where to visit during our stay. The meal was very good and the company even better!
When I think of Charlettetown and food (and when do I not think of food?) I think of Papa Jo's. We went there for lunch and I was delighted to see that their seafood chowder was gluten free. And it was delicious! A good-sized bowl, generous with the seafood and perfectly prepared!
We enjoyed it so much that when we couldn't get reservations for lobster dinner we went back to Papa Jo's. And were so glad we did!
I had their GF cranberry goat cheese salad and loved it.
The menu is diverse, including salads, seafood, burgers, sandwiches, and pasta. Yum. I'd go there often if onlyit weren't more than 5900 kms from home!
After a visit to Peggy's Cove and a walk along Halifax Harbour we found Murphy's Resaturant sitting right in the harbour, on a wharf, with the promise of lobster dinner and an ever changing view.
The lobsters were huge and delicious and the waitress as friendly and informative as in PEI. She convinced us to visit Cape Breton Island before heading west.