Garcelon’s Newfoundland Foggy Ferryland Lighthouse Picnic

Ferryland is about a 1hr drive from St John’s Newfoundland. We drove out here after a recommendation from Roary Macpherson, our friend and Executive Chef at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland.
The experience was incredible to say the least.
The setting: A magical headland looking over the ocean with the possibility of whale watching at the same time.
The story: Jill, the owner decided to embark on the picnic concept when she had returned to her hometown for a visit whilst living abroad. Jill’s Grandmother had lived at the lighthouse years before and , as a little girl she had spent many summers at the lighthouse.
The experience: A picnic like none you have experienced before. We ordered our picnic (choosing the Newfoundland seafood lunch). The lunch included an amazing and lovingly put together sandwich using bread made from scratch in the Lighthouse, Newfoundland smoked salmon and shrimp, orzo salad, homemade lemonade that came in a mason jar with ice and a decadent chocolate ganache cake for dessert.Don’t worry about a blanket- the friendly (local) staff provide that too.
I notice now as I write this that the brochure warns to be prepared for a nap after lunch- very apt.
What sets it apart: In addition to the incredible setting, Jill and her team make everything from scratch using local ingredients. The whole concept is so well thought out that after you order, you are given a flag (they use the maritime communication flags) so that one of the (extremely fit) runners can deliver your picnic whilst you are lazing about on your picnic blanket and taking it all in!!
A perfect Food Day Canada!!!

This post was submitted by David & Kylie Garcelon.

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