Immerse yourself in the heart of Atlantic Canada’s Nova Scotia, as Andrew Marshall takes us on a captivating culinary adventure to Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada’s smallest yet remarkably vibrant province. In his latest magazine article, Marshall vividly describes the journey that begins with a scenic drive, cutting through dense pine forests and crossing the magnificent Confederation Bridge, leading to the island known for its stunning red sands and breathtaking coastal scenery.
PEI, although compact in size, emerges as a giant in the culinary world. Its waters yield some of the finest seafood globally, making it a haven for food enthusiasts. Marshall’s narrative transports readers to the island’s capital, Charlottetown, where he stays at The Great George – a historic boutique hotel that speaks volumes of the place’s rich heritage.
The highlight of Marshall’s PEI experience is “The Great Lobster Hunt” with the Jenkins brothers, local fishermen who have turned lobster fishing into an art. He shares the thrill of hauling lobster traps and the ensuing delight of a fresh lobster dinner. Through his words, we also explore the island’s deep-rooted lobster fishing traditions and its evolution into a culinary staple.
Not just lobsters, PEI’s seafood repertoire extends to its oysters. Marshall’s visit to Claddagh Oyster House in Charlottetown reveals the intricate art of oyster shucking and the exquisite taste of these sea gems. His journey continues with visits to iconic seafood spots like New Glasgow Lobster Suppers and the Fisherman’s Wharf Lobster Suppers, offering more than just a meal – they offer a slice of the island’s soul.
Further enriching his gastronomic tour, Marshall ventures to Fernwood to learn about oyster farming from Brian Lewis of Future Seafoods. This experience, coupled with a stay at the historic Dalvay By the Sea and the unique West Point Lighthouse, adds layers of history and culture to the seafood exploration.
Andrew Marshall’s article isn’t just about food; it’s a journey through PEI’s scenic landscapes, its rich history, and the warmth of its people. It’s an invitation to experience the island’s culinary wealth, where every meal is a celebration of its maritime heritage. So, if you’re a seafood aficionado or just someone who appreciates the beauty of coastal life, this article is your gateway to the wonders of Prince Edward Island. Don’t miss out on this enthralling read that promises to leave you craving for a taste of this seafood paradise!