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Essex/Kent County

Betts | Oct 15, 2003 11:00 PM

I just returned from a 5 day visit to the deep south of Ontario and I am depressed about the quality of food available. This is a rich and varied agricultural area with plenty of population. Not one person I asked ( admittedly my relatives) could name a restaurant serving local fresh ingredients with a personal style or even representing real ethnic cuisine. It was a fried perch dinner for the local specialty and that was it.

Tomatoes were thick in the fields and not one decent one on a plate. There is terrific lamb and beef being produced and the rich marshland yields superior onions and potatoes. All this practically within sight of the restaurant door and inside it's frozen french fries and the same boring cuisine repeated from menu to menu.

Has anybody got some suggestions for my next visit??

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