Festive Food at Fid

Well I have to say I was mighty impressed last night when I went to Fid with my family for my mothers birthday dinner. It is such a pleasure and relief to see local food on a menu. I could imagine the booths at the farmers market, the faces of the producers and the land where the veggies were grown. How sweet to feel the richness of Nova Scotia pulled together in such a well crafted menu and beautiful space. We enjoyed our food and wine and each other’s company with immense relaxation and humor. I realized that much of our conversation revolved around “Local” topics….the food, the market, the economy and business. As we talked we tried to articulate what it is that we love about this place and the stuff of this place. My mother always promotes local,organic and seasonal but there is something else that we value- something difficult to describe because it is magical, elusive and full of heart. I feel further challenged to find this quality in the food I eat and serve to my family. I am happy to report that Fid lived up to all of these criteria and beyond. A dinner to remember and repeat for sure. http://fidresto.ca


2 responses to “Festive Food at Fid

  • jesse

    I agree its a lovely restaurant but only for people with a lot of money to spend on a meal! I certainly could never afford to eat there but had a great meal courtesy of my wonderful boss! I would love to read about how you reckon with issues of class in relation to buying shopping local?

    • marguerite

      Well I do agree, it can be an expensive outing. Fid has tried to bring their prices down recently and the apps are under $10 and mains around $22. I know this is still way out of range for many of us though. You bring up a good point and one that I would love for others to weigh in on… My recent experiment is about cutting out most of my shopping so I can prioritize local and pay a little more.

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