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Monday, 18 August 2014

Villa du Souvlaki

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Best Souvlaki in town? That's what their flyer says and I think it's Right! I had a 2 stick pork souvlaki platter with one of the sticks in a pita. ( $1 extra for the pita)

They start you off with warm garlic bread from a local bakery. Followed by a fantastic platter with a wonderful Greek salad that is perfectly dressed, allowing the fresh vegetables and cheese to speak for themselves. The pita is delicious! The pork is so flavorful, the spices on the juicy meat are fantastic accompanied by a smooth, garlicky tzatziki. The round french fries were yummy dipped in the tzatziki.

The service is Very friendly and attentive, bringing extra napkins - just in case. Start off here and cross the street to Chez Freds and you've got your self a perfect lunch!

4 1/2 mmm's out of 5

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Resto La Bonne Assiette

This is a regular stop for Breakfast when ever we are in Ste-Anne de Madawaska, N.B.

A little off the beaten path but well worth a stop when looking for a place to have a good breakfast. The home made bread - French toast is crave worthy!  Big slices of fresh bread, steaming hot coffee and friendly service is just the right recipe for mornings.

A country restaurant with good, basic home cooking.  3 mmm's out of 5

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

The Pearl Cafe

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The Pearl Cafe is located in a beautiful home that has an eclectic collection of furnishing. Attention to detail is evident through out, not only in the surroundings but in the menu as well. I love when people are passionate about what they do and the owner is just that. Almost shy when we complemented her but anxious to share the details and proud of what she has produced.

Everything and I kid you not, Everything about my meal was excellent! Beginning with the caramelized butter and soft biscuits, followed by a mouth watering scallop ceviche and finishing with a spectacular meal.

I had the Pan Seared Atlantic Halibut served with  roasted fingerling potatoes, spring veggies and a fabulous bacon and sun dried tomato vinaigrette. There really is nothing as good as fresh fish!  The halibut was tender, flaky and scrumptious, cooked perfectly, cutting easily with your fork. The veggies were colorful and delicious with the vinaigrette. The plate presentation was pleasing to the senses. It smelled wonderful!

I also got to sample the cheese and charcuterie board as well as the Braised beef short ribs. It was one of those meals were everyone is saying  "Mine is so good, you've  got to taste it". The details are what make the difference.
5 mmm's out of 5

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Ye olde orchard Pub and grill

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"This is a proper pub" I was told by my British friend as we enjoyed lunch together. Wooden tables and stone floors as well as a terrace make Ye old orchard pub a comfortable place to hang out.

It has a full menu with fish and chips, bangers and mash and several types of curry and lots of beer to choose from. I shared a chicken curry served with basmati rice and na'an bread, it came with a tossed salad that has a fantastic blue cheese dressing (there were other choices of dressings). The portions are large, the chicken was tasty and there was plenty of rice.

This place is packed during World Cup both inside and out  3 1/2 mmm's out of 5

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Marius cafe

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Need a quick bite while you are taking in the Jazz fest?  You just gotta try Marius! A sweet little air conditioned sandwich shop with a compact out door terrace that serves Great sandwiches and nice cold beer.

I loved the fresh selection and thoroughly enjoyed Le Fada sandwich. It was pulled beef, caramelized onions, mushrooms, brie cheese and yummy Bearnaise mayo on a fresh artisan roll.  So cute, wrapped in brown paper and tied with twine.

Cold water in jugs are handy while your made to order sandwich is being prepared and Gluten free is available for a small fee.  Marius is well worth a visit!

5 mmm's out of 5

Monday, 9 June 2014

Leohards Cafe & bakery, Charlottetown

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I have had only one thing from Leohards and it was delicious!! A vanilla cream roll: a light sponge cake filled with vanilla cream.  It was a gift that I shared with my brother, later in the day I went out to purchase another one and there was my brother walking out of Leohards with the last piece!!

 I visited the restaurant once more and they were again sold out of the vanilla roll. I guess I am not the only one to discover this tasty morsel.  Check it out,  5 mmm's out of 5

No additives or preservatives

Thursday, 5 June 2014

3 pepper pasta salad allrecipes - yummy!!

I love a good pasta salad! One that is not loaded with dressing and has fresh ingredients. 3 pepper pasta salad is just that. Remember, the choice of pasta, veggies and cheese is up to you. Just keep the dressing the same and use fresh basil!


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Original recipe makes 8 servingsChange Servings

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
  2. In a blender or food processor, blend the olive oil, white wine vinegar, basil, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper until smooth.( I always put the dressing together before I cook the pasta)
  3. In a large bowl, toss together the cooked pasta, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, orange bell pepper, tomato, and olives. Top with mozzarella cheese to serve. Do not dress the salad until just before eating * double the dressing if you like*