From November 3rd to 16th, eleven restaurants from across the county are taking part in the event and once again offering prix fixe menus for $30 or $35 (not including beverages, taxes or gratuity). Now in its fifth year, Countylicious is a way for chefs to step outside their daily menus and develop unique three-course creations from fresh, local ingredients.
“Chefs use the event as an opportunity to try different appetizers, mains and desserts,” says Kathleen Kennedy, the executive director of Taste the County, the organizer of the event. “It’s a fun night for county residents and a great way for out-of-town visitors to experience some great local tastes and witness the expertise of some of our best chefs — all at a good price.”
And if you’ve enjoyed a few too many glasses of local wine or you’d just like to spend some more time in Prince Edward County, you can stay in one of the area’s bed and breakfasts, inns or vacation rentals. Some are offering affordable accommodation packages that include bonuses like tastings at neighbouring wineries, Countylicious meal vouchers and spa credits.
As I was heading to Toronto after my delicious meal at East and Main Bistro, I was thinking that I could have used one of those beds. But I didn’t need it because the drive was tiring — Toronto is just two hours away by car. I could have used it to stay over and indulge in a Countylicious meal once again the very next day.
Visit countylicious.ca for participating restaurants, menus and information about accommodation packages.