Long, hot days of summer on the east coast are punctuated by leisurely afternoons on the beautiful coastline beaches, cool dips in the Atlantic and memorable dinners in the sunset. While PEI may be famous for its lobsters and potatoes, this month we’re highlighting some of the other edible gems this gentle island has to offer.
Chill a few bottles of white wine:
Chateau Gaudrelle Clos le Vigneau Vouvray, France, $19.
This dry chenin blanc from France’s Loire Valley is sure to romance any shellfish. A classic bouquet of white blossoms sits wonderfully with an invigorating, assertive mouth feel.
Couly-Dutheil La Coulee Automnale Chinon, France, $16.
Another from the Loire Valley, this cabernet franc is a gem. With an evocative nose of violets and hedgerow fruit, it makes a surprisingly good foil for this clambake.
This main includes some of the best seafood found along the coast of PEI — plump mussels and briny clams.
Blueberry-lemon cheesecake bars
The island’s homegrown wild blueberries make these squares a sweet end to dinner.