Rediscovering Acadian Cuisine at Chez DesLauriers

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Chez DesLauriers restaurant opens its doors every summer to serve authentic Acadian lunches.

 

The charming tearoom, originally a heritage home built in the 1800s, is located near Pomquet beach at the top of a hill overlooking St. George’s Bay.

 

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The establishment is run by the Pomquet development society volunteers who gather every Friday to prepare traditional Acadian meals.

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Mary Ann, Jean and Joan preparing fish cakes

 

The menu features various Acadian favorite dishes including fish cakes, pâté and fricot, to name a few. And most of the meals are gluten-free!

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Melt-in-your-mouth traditional Acadian fish cakes

 

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Chicken, turkey and pork pâté (meat pie) with cranberry sauce

 

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Fricôt, an Acadian staple, is chicken stew with potatoes and dumplings

 

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Delicious seafood chowder

 

Every meal includes coffee or tea and a dessert too!

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Ginger cake with lemon sauce

 

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Strawberry shortcake made with fresh local strawberries

 

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Caramel pudding topped with fresh whipped cream

 

Chez DesLauriers also hosts lobster roll dinners in the Fall.

Click here for the complete menu. If you’re pressed for time, you can always purchase your meal on site and take it to go, within minutes.

However, I highly recommend sticking around and experiencing more than just the food, as there are other fun things to do:

 

♦ Discover the hiking trails

There are many beautiful coastal and inland hiking trails to enjoy – the views are breathtaking!

 

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♦ Visit the Interpretive Centre

The local Interpretive Center offers captivating cultural and historical pieces.

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A hand-held turnip seeder

 

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♦ Check out le petit marché

The petit marché, small market, has merchandise and souvenirs for purchase.

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♦ Home-made treats

Before heading out, buy a few home-made baked goods from Mrs. Patsy Doiron of Nanny’s Country Cooking

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So be sure to drop in Chez DesLauriers this summer!

This is the perfect place to be on a hot sunny day. Delectable food, relaxing atmosphere and wonderful hosts.

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