Garden?s Gate isn?t located in one of the island?s towns. It?s a 20 minute drive south-east from the town of Mindemoya...
on Hwy 542. From the ferry at South Baymouth you can take Hwy 6 and be at Garden?s Gate in just over 10 minutes. From LittleCurrent, you can be at Garden?s Gate in just over 35 minutes via Hwy 6 south.
This is a first rate restaurant thatfocuses on fresh, local ingredients and genuinely caring preparation.
Our first foray was a quick drop-in after checking outthe Dark Sky Preserve. We were greeted warmly by Sheina, and after a brief chat we decided that looking at the menu inanticipation of the next day?s meal wasn?t enough.
We ordered the appetizer charcuterie plate as a ?tester? and sat in thegarden to enjoy our food. It was a fabulous afternoon snack. Too often we?ve ordered charcuterie plates that offer greatingredients, but in quantities that barely feed a small child. Kevin?s plate combines the best of both worlds: high qualityingredients (the blue cheese in particular was superb) and enough food for two people to dig in for some very contentednoshing.
The next day we were very excited to return for dinner.
We ordered two appetizers: Grilled Chicken Satay; and, LocalAsparagus & Prosciutto Rolls. Both were outstanding, though if we had to choose between them we?d give the win to the chickensatay. The house made satay sauce was something special, and the chicken was cooked to juicy perfection.
We each ordered thePan Seared Rainbow Trout for our main course, and it was mouth wateringly delicious. The fish was lightly spiced, allowing theclean, fresh taste of the trout to take centre stage. As important, it was cooked perfectly. We savoured each and every bite -so, so good. We would definitely order this dish again.
For dessert we chose a Lemon Cheesecake with Seasonal Berry Coulis, andthe House-made Ice Cream Sandwich. The Lemon Cheesecake was the runaway winner of this contest. The cheesecake itself was light