Final Tour of the Season: Perfection

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Wow.  The final tour of the season wrapped up this afternoon.  And I’ve got to say, it went out with a bang. Stellar, STELLAR day.

Fantastic scones from Black Honey Desserts & Coffee House.  The best I’ve had in ages. Lisa Dixon is officially my baker of choice in Peterborough.

Ukrainian pork and beef Patychky (meat on a stick) from Sam’s Place – ”The Best Dan Deli In Town” that had people raving (and this is not an exaggeration, the patrons talked about it all afternoon).

Puff balls (giant mushrooms — a good foot-plus in diameter — harvested locally), heritage tomatoes, and deep fried brussels sprouts (that converted 2 non-brussels sprouts fans) from the stupidly talented Brad Watt of Rare Grill House.

Macarons that were tiny works of hand-painted art by NaKeD Chocolate.  Angela and Warren simply delighted the senses.

An end-of-tour showstopper of Raclette (broiled alps cheese, gooped over baguette and gerkins) by Chasing the Cheese.  I did not see that coming.  Their staff are incredibly talented and incredibly knowledgeable.

And a thanksgiving mini-feast of roasted pork and cranberry on a crostini, with stuffed mini-potatoes, and spaghetti squash, with three (count them, THREE) VQA wines from Brio Gusto.  Note: Lindsay Dupuis of Brio is one of the hottest young restauranteurs in the area, go and check out her work.

The patrons all had a blast.  And they all plan on coming back to shop and dine in our great downtown core.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you to all the great downtown businesses for making Peterborough a destination for local food lovers from across Peterborough, Northumberland, and the Kawartha Lakes.

This season has been a magical experience.

Please check out the tour page for a full list of our incredible stores and restaurants.  You should definitely try each and every one of them.