I have a birthday coming up in a couple of weeks, and it's falling on a weekend, so I was thinking about renting a car and taking a couple of friends on a day trip to do some wine tasting/have a nice meal in either NOTL or Prince Edward County. I've visited some wineries in both areas, but haven't done a whole lot in the way of eating, and most of the places I've seen come up as recommendations are a little on the pricey side for this crowd - for instance, I'd have no problem buying myself dinner at Stone Road Grill, but my friends are broke graduate students, will insist on paying my way, and I'd rather go somewhere where I won't feel guilty having dessert or another glass of wine. As a reference point, last year, we went to Beerbistro, and I didn't feel too guilty about that.
I'm kind of leaning towards PEC at the moment, since I haven't spent as much time there, but that means I'm even more lost in terms of deciding where to eat. :)
So, where would you go to have a nice, low-key birthday outing with good food and wine?