From the Bay of Fundy to the Baie des Chaleurs, we can offer
up some of the finest (and freshest) seafood available. You'll notice a
distinctive taste to our Bay of Fundy lobster. Some say it's because of the
depth and chill of the water. But lobster is just the tip of the seafood
iceberg that you'll find here.
Bounded on three
sides by the sea and bordering on the rich fishing grounds of the Northwest
Atlantic including the gulf of St. Lawrence, and Northumberland Strait. We are
blessed with seasons for everything from arctic char, salmon, haddock, trout,
sole, crab, clams, and blue mussels which are available year round.
And our Bay of Fundy scallops are as plump and juicy as the
Oysters are harvested from the beginning of September to the
end of November with the supply being most abundant on the Acadian Coastal
Drive. If you're travelling along the Acadian Coastal Drive
or in the Edmundston area of the River Valley Scenic Drive, unique Acadian
dishes will be among your many menu choices.
of the names of the dishes will be unfamiliar, but your taste buds will devour
Poutines Rapées (a mixture of raw grated potato, cooked potato and salt
pork formed into a ball, simmered, Served with brown sugar or molasses).
If it's greens you want go no farther than New
Brunswick. A delicacy for which New Brunswick is known, is fiddleheads. Found
throughout the province along river banks, the fiddlehead is an ostrich fern
which is picked just as it emerges from the ground. The taste of fiddleheads
has been compared to a cross between spinach and asparagus, but for New
Brunswick the taste of this crisp vegetable is synonymous with spring.
Fiddleheads are traditionally cooked in boiling water until
tender crisp, and presented with butter and a sprinkle of vinegar. They are
often served with poached salmon, and boiled potatoes.
Speaking of potatoes, New Brunswick is also
potato country, as you'll note when you drive along the River Valley Scenic
Drive from Grand Falls/Grand-Sault to Woodstock. You'll see farm after well
kept farm of top quality potatoes for which the province is justifiably famous.
The wealth of the potato crop was how international food processor McCain Foods
came to set up their first plant in New Brunswick, which still serves as their
Or how about Fricot a la Poule
(chicken cooked with summer savory, potato and dumplings.) Try Fricot aux
Coques (clam stew) or a traditional Tourtière (pork pie).
For dessert, Sample a Poutines à Trou, square pastry
filled with cranberries, raisins and apples, or best of all try a New Brunswick
Maple Pecan Pie made from our very own maple syrup.
Brunswicker's make a weekly jaunt to a traditional farmers' market for fresh
fruit vegetables and meat.
Visitors will love the
jovial atmosphere and the friendly people they meet at "the market". Farmers'
markets are found in comminutes throughout New Brunswick Friday and Saturday
are common market days and while some markets operate from spring until fall
many are open year round.
Markets are a great place
to find homemade baked goods, beans and fresh fruits, vegetables and seafood as
well as unique works of local crafts people and artisans.
You'll also discover many roadside markets on your travels
across New Brunswick Keep a watch for roadside stands, especially in berry
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