After taking in one of the presentations by Music PEI, as part of Music PEI week, I decided I would indulge in a WinterDine meal at one of the local establishments after the Music PEI event was over on Saturday.
First up, I called Lot 30, who was booked for the entire weekend. Secondly, I rang Sims Corner to see when their WinterDine menu kicked off. Sure enough, it started at 4pm however, the lady proceeded to tell me that since it has been such a hit, they will also be offering it next week! Great I thought, I’ll take theirs in next week.
Then I decided upon Gahan House.
Grilled Tomato & Portabella Salad
Tomato, Portabella Mushroom, Red Onion, balsamic dressing
Seafood Curry Pot Pie
Shrimp, Haddock, Halibut, Crab, Curry Cream, Coconut Biscuit Crust
Stout Molten Lava Cake
Sydney St. Stout lava Cake, P.E.I Blueberry Compote Maple Cream
I dropped in and was served a table much quicker than my last visit and while the server forgot the WinterDine menu, I asked her how many options they had on it. She replied "one", I said I’ll take it! Her next question was, are you allergic to fish or anything? I said nope!
Shortly thereafter, came the appetizer. It looked semi-good and consisted of tomato, portabella mushroom, red onion, balsamic dressing. Obviously I skipped the red onions and ate the greens. After this, I proceeded onto the mushroom, which I had no idea was mushroom at the time. The first few bites were good however, halfway through it, I noticed the taste was different. I flipped it over and it looked burnt.
My waitress came over shortly thereafter and asked how it was. I then asked her if the mushroom was supposed to be blackish. She informed me she’s not sure as my meal was the first WinterDine meal she had served. She then said she’ll go check with the chef and brought my plate in. Shortly thereafter, she came back and informed me the presentation of the food was correct as the chef likes it a bit burnt.
A bit after this, came the main course. At this point, I didn’t know what is coming. After all they only had one meal, so that was the meal I was receiving. When the main course did arrive, I was a bit shocked. To date, most main courses have been a good combination with multiple items on my plate. I asked the waitress what it was and she informed me it was the Seafood Curry Pot Pie. Great I said!
This was the first pot pie I’ve had on the WinterDine menu and I was surprised it didn’t include any vegetables. So, I dug in. After a couple of bites, the waitress came back with another small plate of veggies.
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