Saturday, July 11, 2009

Josh Visits Ceili Cottage

Patrick McMurray (owner of Starfish) got this formula right. The place is booming!! A terrific open patio, and inside, a very informal, home style place to eat....a cleaned up converted automobile garage. 4 local and 4 Irish beers on tap; fresh oysters both shucked and grilled, especially the raw complexly flavoured Howard's Cove oysters; the "Moran's" grilled oysters with garlic, panko and butter; a unique and wonderfully tasty in house made peat smoked salmon...delicately smokey, served with baby pickled purple onions and sour cream and crusty house made bread; very good house made sausages with mash potatoes and onion gravy; mushrooms on toast with blue cheese chunks; peanut butter and jam sandwiches for a buck!! A terrific bread pudding. The other desserts are very ordinary.

Ceili Cottage
1301 Queen Street East
No reservations.