Thursday, July 14, 2016

Halifax Vacation Part One

When Christopher got off of work on Friday, we were officially in vacation mode.  We rarely ever go out for dinner when we're in our hometown, but we decided that since we had an empty fridge, and growing excitement and energy levels, we should venture down the street to our hip neighborhood restaurant, The Lobby.

I ordered the southern meal with fried chicken, mashed potatoes, collard greens, a buttermilk biscuit with white gravy.  We were both impressed; it was really good!

We made it to bed pretty early, and were at the airport by about 4:30 a.m. the next morning.

We ate some crappy airport food, touched down in Toronto for more, and then touched down in Ottawa, but didn't get off the plane, and were off to Halifax in no time.

There's a three hour time difference, and when we arrived in Halifax we were tired and very hungry.  We checked into our hotel, and then went to The Five Fishermen.  I ordered a full lobster dinner, because I figured that was the thing to do on our first night in Halifax.

We shared tuna tartare to start.  We were so tired after dinner, so we retired to our hotel room.

On Sunday morning we headed to Edna for brunch.  This restaurant was rated as one of the best 100 in Canada for 2016.  They don't take reservations so we had to chill out outside for about 20 minutes, but we got coffee, so it was all good.

The beverage menu was pretty epic, so we ordered some bevvies along with our coffees.

I had the duck confit breakfast, and Christopher had the salmon gravlax with latkes.

We spent the day wandering down by the water, making a few stops along the way ...

Dinner on Sunday was at Chives, which was in Canada's top 100 restaurants for 2015.

The biscuits with butter and molasses were a wonderful way to start; we had no idea molasses would be so good on buttered biscuits.

We shared the curried seafood chowder, and both absolutely love it.

I had the chicken and grits, and Christopher ordered the halibut.  We definitely over-ordered, as one entree would have been more then enough.  We didn't finish everything, but it was all very good.

How are you doing?  What have you been up to all week?

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yum, all of that food looks and sounds amazing, especially the curried seafood chowder as that is my kind of meal!

This week has been kind of busy as I volunteered on Monday night, we hosted a friend for dinner on Tuesday night and he spent the night, on Wednesday I went to an event at the library about ISIS (which was so interesting) and last night we went car shopping. Phil will be out about a lot this weekend so I will kind of be home bound but I'm actually kind of glad about that as I need some time at home after this busy week!