Wow!!! Today was fantastic. This was the inaugural Sunday lunch served in the Cape Spear lighthouse… the first public use of the lighthouse since the lighthouse keepers left… and it was a huge success.
Parks Canada and RANL partnered up for this celebration of the 50th anniversary of Cape Spear’s designation as a National Heritage Site, and RANL members Chinched Bistro and Bacalao partnered to provide the food for every Sunday lunch until August 26th.
For this first day, Bacalao charmed the guests with Bakeapple Ice Tea, a hearty Moose Bourguignon with Savoury Herbed Scones and Salad, and delicious Partridgeberry Streusel Cake. With coffee and tea to complete, the guests sat and chatted and enjoyed the Newfoundland music drifting down the staircase. Park employees Rebecca and Sarah played cello and keyboard upstairs during the meal.
After the main course was served, invited guest Gerry Cantwell regaled guests with the story of growing up in the lighthouse and being groomed to be the next… and the last… lighthouse keeper. Mr. Cantwell’s great, great, great grandfather was the first.
Today was the first, but not the last. Next week Chinched Bistro is serving to a sold out crowd. There are still some spots left for the remainder of the scheduled lunches… so call me at 765 8483 and book a lunch you will always remember!
Please forgive the quality of these pics… blame the small rooms, bad lighting and a not-so-great phone camera… and perhaps the photographer!. Nevertheless, the rooms looked great, the guests were happy and the food was fantastic!