We had an amazing meal at the Bonavista Social Club in tiny Upper Amherst Cove, Newfoundland on the very last day they were open for the 2016 season. EVERYTHING they serve is homegrown.
They have a greenhouse where the tomatoes for our salad and for the tomato sauce on our pizza had been nurtured and we could see the lettuce, beet and radish plants in the garden that provided the other salad ingredients. Katie the in- house baker and proprieter had made the bread sticks and crust for our pizza. Rhubarb from the garden was used for our rhubarb lemonade.
Wild partridge berries had been picked nearby to make our dessert- a partridge berry bread pudding. Eggs and milk from the restaurant’s chickens and cow were in the homemade icecream. Katie’s Dad whose woodworking shop is next to the Bonavista Social Club made the wooden plates our food was served on, and designed the warm wood interior of the restaurant. You can eat inside at the Bonavista Social Club and watch the wood fire oven in operation but it was such a beautiful sunny day we opted for the front porch. This was our view while we ate! We had just done a steep 5 km. hike up and down the Skerwink Trail and so we had the appetites necessary to really enjoy the food.
The Bonavista Social Club provided a most memorable meal!