Undoubtedly my favorite meal in Nova Scotia, where every bite was an absolute pleasure. La Cuisine Robicheau [9651 Nova Scotia Trunk 1, Saulnierville, NS B0W 2Z0, Canada] is worth going out of your way for.
Before you sink your teeth into anything at all, it is just a delight to be in this establishment. The view of St. Mary’s Bay is calming.
The local art adorning the walls is all relevant and for sale, our dining neighbors purchased a piece right behind our heads.
On the menu is cuisine true to Acadian culture. When available try a Rappie Pie, made of grated potatoes with chicken or clams baked in the oven until golden brown. There is a variety of popular local seafood options such as seafood chowder, fish cakes, and scallops. I started with the traditional Acadian chicken soup and grated potato dumplings, it was perfection. The broth was endlessly light without lacking flavor, the chicken most succulent, and the potato dumplings had an excellent texture I’d never experienced before.
On special the haddock with hot creamed lobster was tremendously fresh and delicious.
It absolutely melts in your mouth. Paired with vibrant veggies this is such a flawlessly well rounded meal. Don’t you dare miss dessert. The homemade pie may look simple, but it was one of the most satisfying slices I have ever encountered.
Strawberry rhubarb had just the right balance of sweet and tart, the crust utterly buttery and holds sturdy. Make reservations, this restaurant fills up, and for good reason. If you want to experience Acadian culture through dining, you would be lucky to do it here.