This November I had a chance to visit Wellington Ontario’s East and Main Bistro for Fall Countylicious, Prince Edward County’s prix fixe menu event, and write about the delicious experience for The Great Waterway. I returned to Wellington this weekend for Spring Countylicious and indulged in a few more culinary creations at the village’s newest restaurant, Pomodoro.
After a starter of fried calamari with lemon-wild leek aioli and smoked tomato arrabiata, I moved on to a veal saltimbocca, Tuscan white beans and wilted spinach main. And for dessert, lemon pound cake topped with berries and a dollop of espresso ice cream. Once again, it was as scrumptious as it sounds, and once again I had it all for just $30.
This year, Spring Countylicious is happening from March 28th to April 21st, and just like previous years chefs at restaurants from around the County are offering three-course menus consisting of an appetizer, main and dessert for just $30 or $35 per person (not including taxes and gratuities).
“Because Countylicious menus are so reasonably priced, it’s a great way for people from the area and outside of it to try different restaurants that they might not normally go to,” says Grace Nyman, the Partnership & Sales Director at Taste the County, the organizer of the event. “It also allows them to taste different foods and flavours that they might not have had before. Some people wait for Countylicious so that they can try a few different restaurants.”
But don’t wait too long to make your reservations. If the packed house at Pomodoro this weekend is any indication, you’ll want to pick your restaurants and dial them up as soon as you can. While you’re making those reservations, be sure to schedule some time for the Prince Edward County Authors Festival and the Regent Theatre’s Spring 2012 Jazz Series, both happening during the month of April.
Visit countylicious.ca for participating restaurants, menus and information about special Countylicious accommodation packages.