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 a�� 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 daubiA?re, 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, entrA�e, and dessert offered at $40 per person (taxes and gratuities extra).
The County has been hailed as a�?The gastronomic Capital of Ontarioa�? by The Globe and Mail. Countylicious is your chance to experience some of Prince Edward Countya��s best dining experiences, explore new restaurants, or re-visit old favourites.