The Inn at Lake on the Mountain
264 County Road 7
Prince Edward, ON
In her opinion:
After doing some extensive research about where to eat in Prince Edward County, we decided on the Inn at the Lake on the Mountain for our first lunch in the County. The setting of the inn is absolutely beautiful. It is in between the Lake on the Mountain and Picton Bay. It is lovely!
We sat on the patio. Which was very nice with a perfect view of Lake on the Mountain. After examining the menu we order some sparkling water to start. We decided to share the "Smoked Salmon and Potato Rosti" as an appetizer. It is described on their lunch menu as "a traditional Swiss potato pancake with smoked salmon, chive creme fraiche and capers. Served with mesclun greens".
This was extremely delicious. The salmon was fresh tasting and tasted wonderful with the rosti. The chive creme fraiche was the perfect accompaniment. Add the right amount of balance to the entire dish. A very good start to our meal.
For my main, I picked the "Tourtiere". It is described on their menu as follows, "This is a Chretien family recipe that has been passed down through the generations. A traditional French Canadian meat pie served with a garden salad, dill pickle and home-made chili sauce".
This was very good. The crust was flaky. The meat filling was delicious. Perfectly seasoned and very flavourful. I really enjoyed the home-made chili sauce. It was the perfect addition to the tourtiere. It was tangy and sweet all in one. Overall, a very delicious main. The garden salad was well dressed with a house-made vinaigrette.
Overall, I enjoyed our lunch at the Inn at Lake on the Mountain. The food was good and the setting was excellent. I would definitely recommend this spot for lunch or dinner.
In his opinion:
Exactly one day after I returned from Prince Edward County, I realized that Toronto Life Magazine had come out with a guide of where to eat and stay in P.E.C. Thanks....one day too late does not help me at all. But luckily I had done my research and it all ended up working pretty well.
One of the must try places to eat, not only for the great food but also for the amazing setting and location between 2 lakes is, Lake On The Mountain Resort. This Resort, as the name explains is nestled next to Lake on the Mountain and over looking the Bay of Quinte, 200 feet below.
The restaurant in this resort is known to serve fresh ingredients, fresh organic products and even has their own little garden and farm to grow their own products. We were seated in the outdoor bistro, enjoying the beautiful views and the great atmosphere. The menu is diverse, ranging from French/Quebec dishes to North African lamb to paninis, giving a wide range of choices to the customer.
After sharing the above mentioned "Smoked Salmon and Potato Rosti" that was by the way amazing, I opted for the "Chicken Vol-au-Vent" for a main dish. This is a deliciously light puffy pastry shell overflowing with seasonal vegetables in a creamy white wine and fresh herb sauce. It came with a garden salad and a limited choice of dressings. The dish was very tasty and surely the fluffy puff pastry was the highlight of this dish. The creamy sauce tasted a lot like the canned chicken chowder soup I usually have at home and that unfortunately made the dish, less appetizing or original. Overall, the dish was good and everything tasted fresh and well cooked.
The Good: Great setting paired with very good service help elevate this bistro to a bit beyond ordinary.
The Bad: The menu is very ambitious and although the salmon was very good, the chicken fell a little flat.
The Verdict: Overall, a great place, beautiful views and a fresh feeling of the outdoors makes this place a gem to visit. Whether inside or outside, the restaurant has an inviting feel about it and I'm sure the Inn would match the same charm.
I give it 3 olives out of 5 as rating