"Savvy travelers would do well to pack their appetites and dig in now, before the secret’s out." Gourmet Magazine 2012 - READ THE FULL ARTICLE
This Culinary Trail Guide to PEI Flavours, is your guide to some of the Island's most unique and exciting culinary attractions. We invite you to explore the Culinary Trail. Experience and celebrate our food culture on PEI.
YOU HEAR “mmmmmm” a lot on Prince Edward Island. It’s the sound of people savouring their first bite of lobster supper. Or Malpeque oysters freshly harvested from the bay. Or a PEI potato cooked to perfection. There’s a renewed appreciation for local ingredients of late, and that can only mean one thing: seafood, meat and veggies that have taken the shortest possible route from source to plate. Put those ingredients into the hands of award winning chefs, and just imagine the results. Better yet, come taste for yourself. We have the best in fine dining, casual, and family restaurants, as well as an assortment of cuisines that just may surprise you.
For a food experience you’ll never forget, sign up for one of the Culinary Institute’s Boot Camps: half- or full-day courses where you’ll work with an experienced chef in a state-of-the-art kitchen (culinarybootcamps.com). Or set out on The Culinary Trail, a series of itineraries–complete with guidebook and map–designed around Prince Edward Island’s many food related treasures (www.peiflavours.ca).
If your visit to PEI is in the fall, get here hungry. September is Culinary Month, with the International Shellfish Festival and over 75 culinary events at the annual Fall Flavours.