09 Apr

Spring Countylicious bursting with local flavour

Prince Edward County, ON – Chefs in Prince Edward County are welcoming spring by preparing three-course meals that highlight seasonal fare during this year’s Countylicious.

The four-week spring offering runs until Sunday, April 28. Menus and details are posted online at countylicious.ca.

For the first time, The Marans Dinebar in Picton and the Bloomfield Public House in Bloomfield will take part in the celebration of fine dining in Prince Edward County.

“We’re excited to showcase our restaurant’s mantra – globally inspired County cuisine – through the use of new and interesting flavours. We use local suppliers like Jubilee Farms, County Catch, and Kinsip House of Fine Spirits to do it,” says Guerin Sykes, chef at The Marans Dinebar.

Other participating restaurants include:

• Agrarian Bistro

• Amelia’s Garden at the Waring House

• County Canteen

• East and Main Bistro

• Flame and Smith

• Hartley’s Tavern

• Pomodoro

• Portabella

• Public School House at Jackson’s Falls

• The Drake Devonshire

• Waupoos Estates Winery

A list of local growers and producers supplying ingredients for Spring Countylicious can be found at countylicious.ca. Each Countylicious meal consists of an appetizer, a main, and a dessert and costs $40 per person, plus tax and gratuities.

Countylicious gives back

In an effort to give back to the community while supporting food security locally, a $250 donation will be made on behalf of the Countylicious program to both the Picton Food Bank and to the StoreHouse Foodbank in Wellington. 

“Thank you to the Countylicious restaurants for the donation and helping the community work toward food security in Prince Edward County. You do make a difference,” says Ellen Brownbill, Picton United Church Food Bank.

“This time of year is very difficult for food banks as the funds are now running out from Christmas. We all struggle trying to provide fresh fruit and vegetables when the funds get low,” adds Linda Downey, StoreHouse Foodbank. “These funds will be a blessing to each of us to be able to buy fresh produce. Thank you for making a difference to others in our communities.”

Food allergies and dietary restrictions are accommodated on a case-by-case basis with each restaurant. Please call ahead to notify.

For more information, contact Ashley Stewart, Destination Development and Marketing Coordinator, County of Prince Edward, at 613.476.2148 ext. 2508 or astewart@pecounty.on.ca.

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For media inquiries, please contact Mark Kerr at 613.476.2148 ext. 1009 or by email at mkerr@pecounty.on.ca.