Food from the Rock
The first night in St. John’s we went to George Street and had fish and chips in a pub. Classic.
Cheesecake for dessert at the Cafe at the Rooms in St. John’s.
Calamari from Newfoundland squid. I’m not a huge calamari fan, but this was good. (Nicole’s Cafe on Fogo Island)
Chocolaty goodness for dessert at Portabellos in St. John’s
Bologna is one of those foods you either love or hate. I happen to fall in the love category, though I consider it mostly a lunch/supper fare. When I saw bologna as a breakfast meat, I knew I had to try it. The French toast was good too. (PJ Billington’s in St. John’s)
Cod cakes at the Cafe at the Rooms in St. John’s
Scallop salad at the Mystic Restaurant at Sinbad’s Hotel in Gander
Scallop salad with bacon. Need I say more. (PJ Billington’s in St. John’s)
Salt fish dinner is one of my favourites, so I had to try salt cod pizza. This was one of the best things I ate all summer. The best part: it was topped with pork scraps (which fancy people call scrunchions.) (Nicole’s Cafe on Fogo)
My Caesar at the Cafe at the Rooms in St. John’s. Much spicer than my usual Caesar (Hello Sriracha) with a spicy sausage as a garnish.
My sister and brother in law were in Newfoundland visiting his family at the same time I was there. We frequently compared food via text and I was a bit confused when she said she was having a “mess” for lunch. I was so excited to discover “weiner mess” on the menu of the food truck in Farewell while waiting for the ferry to Fogo. My brother in law says I should have had dressing on it, but it was really good as is.
My trip to Newfoundland in July included lots of good food (of course). You know it was good when you’re still thinking about it two months later. 🙂