There's no better way to inspire envy among your shellfish-loving friends than to tell them you dined on the freshest possible PEI mussels. But if you're looking to really impress them, discuss the distinction between Malpeques and Raspberry Points, or between Colville Bays and Lucky Limes. These and more "boutique" oyster brands can be enjoyed at many of our local restaurants and pubs.
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Zagat names PEI as second best foodie getaway in the world
CHARLOTTETOWN, Feb. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Finally, everyone around the globe will now learn what East Coasters have long known - that Prince Edward Island produces the world's best food. Pre-eminent food authority and restaurant surveyor Zagat just crowned Prince Edward Island the second best foodie getaway in the world.
In addition to the diverse seafood fare that can be caught quite literally in a restaurant's backyard, Prince Edward Island also boasts rich agricultural offerings - look no further than the princely-produced potato. Rich red soil, high in mineral content and long cold winters create perfect growing conditions for potatoes.
"We are thrilled that Prince Edward Island joins the ranks of other amazing culinary capitals," said Greg Donald, General Manager, Prince Edward Island Potato Board. "Having Zagat appreciate our island's local fare is a huge honour."
Okinawa, Japan took first place as Zagat's best foodie getaway, while Louisville, Kentucky; Cornwall, England and Vieques, Puerto Rico round out the top five.
On the Island, the land and sea offer bountiful feasts and unlimited culinary possibilities.