After a day filled with second breakfasts, second lunches and a seemingly endless amount of wine you'd think there would be no room left in the stomach for dinner. But after seeing the comfort food filled menu most of us #indulgePEC-ers found room for at least two courses. Located off the main street in Wellington East & Main opened in 2009, catering to both tourists and locals. With Chef Lili Sullivan in charge of the kitchen it's also a place for foodies to visit looking for a memorable meal to match the remarkable wine available in PEC.
What a meal it was! To start I shared a plate of crisp frites with Kelly (of The Gouda Life). Although not meant as an appetizer, we enjoyed them and I did my best to eat only my half but I lost control of my manners when we poured the remainder of goat cheese sauce from Claire's (from foodiePrints) goat cheese soufflé over the rest of the fries. Goat cheese poutine should be added to their appetizer menu! For my main I chose the pasta of the day, fresh fettuccine with shrimp and peppers in a cream sauce. The sauce was comforting and clung to the delicate noodles and shrimp, I finished every last bite and sopped up the remainder of sauce with bread.
My one regret of the evening was ordering the pecan tart for dessert. It was good but I was really craving something sweeter without the crisp crust of the tart. I should have ordered the champagne raspberry cake, the sweet icing and soft cake was exactly what I wanted to eat (and I did eat most of Claire's).
The food, the atmosphere, the company and the ten bottles of wine scattered around the table made this one of my favourite evenings. I'm already making plans to return in the summer, to enjoy a cool glass of wine after an exhausting day of touring the surrounding vineyards.