Get under the skin of St. John's.This is a weekend gastro-cultural adventure that your senses will never forget. Your digs for the weekend are Hares Ears Cottage, nestled in the cliffs of the quirky Outer Battery Neighbourhood. Your culinary adventure will be steeped in local characters, spectacular wildlife and wide-ranging memorable dining experiences, from the exquisite to the edgy. We have based our CapeRace Culinary Adventures on our award-winning original Eco-Culture Experience™ trip. While traveling around St. John’s, our unique CapeRace Culinary MapGuide will lead you to many gastro-cultural experiences powered by colourful characters, local fun, indigenous music and cultural surprises that you'll only ever experience in Newfoundland. Enjoy great flight access from New York and Toronto with three hour direct flights.
Meet renowned Newfoundland chefs such as Todd Perrin, (Canada’s Top Chef contestant) of Mallard Restaurant and Jeremy Charles of award-winning Raymond's fine dining. Find out why the top chefs use wild rabbit and moose and foraged berries or be the judge of the best fish & chips in town, a battle raging between two St. John's restaurants that have sat side by side since 1951. Drop in on a 75-year old family business that still serves up take-out baked turkey legs over an ancient counter. Tour the QV Craft Brewery at Quidi Vidi Village and attend a tasting of their best-selling beers, including Iceberg Beer, made from 30,000 year old glacial ice. Walk in on their weekly ocean-side kitchen party held every Friday afternoon.
Backstage Kitchen Pass
While touring the the city your CapeRace Culinary MapGuide will lead you to exquisite restaurants, simple-kitchen gems, and back-alley pubs. It will provide you with a packed insider's peek into little known sights, hiking trails and secret places only locals would know. Depending on when you travel, take in a day of coastal hiking, walking or coastal mountain biking, visit the local art galleries, take a boat to get close to the whales or sample local beer at a famous Newfoundland pub. Enjoy a coastal outdoor lunch overlooking towering icebergs, breaching whales and gigantic seabirds, then settle in for the night at the charming and cozy coastal Hares Ears Cottage.