Dave and Faith here…
We rarely eat out, even when we’re not following a strict Cape-Breton-only diet. We don’t bother for several reasons. First it can get expensive, I guess we’re cheap. Second, and more importantly, we often find ourselves disappointed by the food served. We cook everything from scratch at home and, at the risk of sounding haughty, we do a pretty good job. As such, for us, restaurant fare has to live up to some pretty high expectations.
This evening the food served matched our expectations. We attended a benefit auction and dinner for Habitat for Humanity in Cape Breton. The event took place at Sydney restaurant Flavour 19 and the four course meal focused on local farmers’ products. The food was excellent and each dish was prepared with care and attention to detail. I ate my plates clean of every serving and they weren’t wimpy servings either, especially dessert which had two (two!) pieces of cake.
Though the food wasn’t 100% Cape Breton local, it was prepared from Cape Breton and mainland Nova Scotia ingredients and, anyway, we can break the rules for great food and a great cause. It is our diet after all!
Finally, Habitat for Humanity is always looking for volunteers and donations, here’s the link to the Cape Breton project.
And here’s our menu for the day…
Breakfast: Potato Pancakes
Lots of potato pancakes these days but we don’t have anything to go on ‘em so I resolved to make homemade ketchup which I did but I’ll post the ingredients tomorrow.
- Potato Pancakes
- potatoes – Terron Dodd
- onions – Hank’s Farm
- salt – sea
- garlic powder – Alicia Lake
Lunch: Soup and Sweets
I baked a couple sweet potatoes for Faith’s lunch and we still have squash soup.
- Squash Soup – prepared on Day 21
- Sweet Potatoes – our garden
- Carrots – our garden
Supper: An Evening Out
It seems we aren’t the only ones who love squash soup. This supper was eaten at Flavour 19 during a fundraising auction for Habitat for Humanity.
- First Course: Local Beef on Potato Chips with Spicy Sauce
- Second Course: Curried Squash Soup
- Third Course: Pulled Chicken with Spinach Gnocchi
- Fourth Course: Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Homemade Ice Cream