Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Trout Point Lodge - Nova Scotia

I am off here in May - reading this makes me even more keen to check it out as it is one of the very few places on our website that I have not visited. Nova Scotia is developing an excellent reputation for good food and of couse is lucky enough to have a vast larder in its backyard!

Savor beautiful Nova Scotia river country at Trout Point Lodge, a luxury nature retreat offering superb outdoor recreation, outstanding cuisine, & engaging culinary vacations. An unparalleled place for relaxation & enjoyment of the outdoors, Trout Point's 200 acre wooded estate borders the Tobeatic Wilderness Preserve & the pristine waters of the scenic Tusket & Napier Rivers. Enjoy kayaking, cooking lessons, wood-fired hot tubs, river swimming, hiking trails, & nature walks amidst natural splendor. A true eco-lodge, Trout Point follows sustainable tourism practices. Your stay includes gourmet Creole-style meals—so just arrive in our serene world, and relax with no further worries, bills, or concerns. (Non meal-plan options are also available.) The Lodge is located just 30 minutes by car from the Yarmouth International Ferry Terminal, with daily service from Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine, USA.

The Dining Room serves fresh Nova Scotia seafood in daily-changing fixed menus inspired by the French New World, including Cajun, Creole, and local Acadian specialties. Salmon, scallops, halibut, haddock, tuna, mussels, and other seafood pulled straight from the sea just hours before; wild chanterelles, porcini, or seabeans; garden-fresh organic produce; and always homemade breads and desserts form a part of every candlelit dinner.

Trout Point's cooking vacation programs offer participants complete culinary get-aways, including double occupancy in luxury Trout Point guest suites, all gourmet meals, culinary instruction in the Lodge's teaching kitchen, and field trips to unique food destinations. These learning vacations generally focus on the use and preparation of fresh seafood. Daily cooking lessons are also offered to regular guests, happening almost every afternoon. The Seafood Cookery School teaches beginners and advanced cooks alike how to identify, choose, and prepare fresh fish and shellfish using the French Creole sensibilities of our Louisiana-trained instructors.

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