Hello Canada board people!
My boyfriend and I are going on a long-desired trip to Newfoundland from August 1-11. We're going to be in St. Johns for two days, then heading west and staying somewhere in the middle of the island for a night (I'm sorry, I can't remember where), and then spending the bulk of our time exploring Gros Morne National park. We're staying for a few days in a cabin in Wiltondale, and then for a few days in a cabin Cow Head so that we can check out the northern peninsula a bit. We're getting cabins for that part of the trip so that we can hopefully catch some fish and cook them. Also because whenever I go on a long trip like this I end up becoming a little tired of eating out three meals a day, and miss cooking. Then we're flying out of Deer Lake after staying a night there.
So does anyone have any chow tips for us, based on the places we'll be visiting? I read the post below on newfoundland food and found it to be very informative. Any specific restaurants to recommend in St. John's? We're interested in traditional local food of course, but I always love trying different ethnic foods as created by chefs outside of America. (Some of the best Indian food I ever had was in Galway, Ireland, for example!) And once we're staying in the small towns near the park, what will our options be? From what I've read so far, it seems that the food is similar to Irish food- hearty, expertly-cooked meat and potatoes, fried fish, but not many green veggies. Is this accurate? Will there be grocery stores in which I can shop for green stuff?
I'm very excited. The food sounds interesting, and I'm sure the hiking etc. will be amazing. Also, I've heard that one can order cocktails made with iceberg ice, and the ice sizzles when placed in the drink. Is this a common offering? It sounds like magic!! :)
The Pie Queen