Breakfast Buffet at the hotel
The morning and early afternoon is devoted to a guided culinary tour that combines history, food sampling and an opportunity to enjoy some of PEI's signature foods and beverages all within a five block area of historic Charlottetown. As you meet some of the people who produce and prepare these foods, sample mussels, oysters, lobster, local craft beer and more. Learn how these foods are harvested and prepared and how food production in PEI contributes to the economy.
Sampling at various restaurants
In the afternoon depart Charlottetown to travel eastward through rural PEI along country roads. Arrive at Inn at Bay Fortune, a unique, historic Inn and farm owned and operated by renowned Canadian Chef Michael Smith and wife Chastity. Arrive at Inn of Bay Fortune for an unforgettable interactive culinary experience from field to plate. Chefs and farmers will welcome you and take you through the organic farm fields to discover rows of heirloom vegetables and the more than 200 different fruits and vegetables that they produce each year for the restaurant. Explore the kitchen garden where the many herbs, greens, tender, shoots and flowers are grown to grace the tables each day. From the Chefs and farmers at Inn At Bay Fortune, learn how they are committed to rediscovering, respecting and reimagining food ways of the past. With small scale farming, chopping wood, building fires, foraging, baking and cooking from pure, simple, fresh ingredients from land and sea, they work together to create an authentic experience unlike any other restaurant
The evening begins in the famous, historic kitchen and dining area where Chef Michael Smith's debut cooking show, “The Inn Chef”, was filmed. During “Oyster Hour” Chefs interact, explain and instruct as you shuck your way through a pile of world-famous Colville Bay and Fortune Bay oysters. Enjoy oysters and other flavors of the day from the outdoor fire-pits, smokehouse and farmstand. Mix and mingle with other guests and chefs to watch and learn how the foods are cooked on their great Fire-breathing oven.You will enjoy watching the Fire Brigade working the FireWorks and crafting your dinner. After the appetizer course, the Fire Works Feast begins. It is served family style at long butcher-block type tables overlooking the water at Bay Fortune. The meal will include an array of foods from island charcuterie, smoked fish, local seafood chowder, organic salad, fresh vegetables, wood-oven baked bread and wood roasted meats. The feast is completed with a selection of freshly baked desserts. Coffee and tea are included. Other beverages are available for purchase. (Please note that Chef Michael Smith has assembled a very capable team of chefs and hosts who enjoy helping the family host their guests at Inn Of Bay Fortune. Due to various commitments that require him to travel, Chef Michael may not be available for every event.)