It’s the most glorious time of year in The County! Countylicious is back with the area’s most amazing restaurants offering prix-fix menus celebrating the best of the harvest.
This year, 14 restaurants, 16 producers and 11 accommodations are participating. They’ve also added a fun contest component. Over the 4-week promotion, each restaurant will randomly select a pair of lucky diners who will be treated to their Countylicious dinner-for-two, on the house (excluding beverages and gratuity). All you have to do is dine on a weeknight – Sunday thru Thursday at a participating Countylicious restaurant!
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We scoured the menus and pulled out the five things we think you should eat during the festival. You’re welcome.
1 : Crispy Braised Lamb Daube
Did you know the team at Feast On Certified Waupoos Estates Winery raise their own lamb? That’s about as local as it gets! But what’s a daube you ask? It’s a French stew made with wine, vegetables, garlic, and herbes de Provence, and traditionally cooked in a daubière, a type of braising pan. For Countylicious, they’re serving it alongside pickled cucumber salad and fennel puree. Divine!
Where to get it: Waupoos Estate Winery Restaurant
2 : Southern Fried Quail with Cast Iron Cornbread
You could Southern Fry anything, and we’d be on board — but this quail/cornbread combo is made even better with the addition of coriander infused honey. Winner, winner; chicken dinner!
Where to get it: The Hubb
3 : Northern Gumbo
The soulful combination of chicken, seared Ontario grown okra and a croele onion consumme doesn’t just sound delicious, it warms us up just thinking about it!
Where to get it: The Courage
4 : Braised County Short Ribs
Nothing says autumn like braised beef — and nothing says “County” like doing so in Barley Days Wind & Sail beer and Vader’s Maple Syrup! This lovely taste of the County can only get better if it’s followed up with a Barley Days infused chocolate cake!
Where to get it: Amelia’s Garden at The Waring House
5 : “Robby’s Perch”
Say it together now: Ontario does great lake food! At Hartley’s, Kendal Dewy perch is made even more delicious paired up with bitter greens, confit shallots and a charred lemon vinaigrette.
Where to get it: Hartley’s Tavern
Countylicious is a twice-annual celebration of fine dining in Prince Edward County featuring prix fixe menus from local participating restaurants. Chefs have created unique three-course, County-inspired dinner menus consisting of an appetizer, entrée, and dessert offered at $40 per person (taxes and gratuities extra).
The County has been hailed as “The gastronomic Capital of Ontario” by The Globe and Mail. Countylicious is your chance to experience some of Prince Edward County’s best dining experiences, explore new restaurants, or re-visit old favourites.