Sherman's Food Adventures: Maritime Pasty & Dee Dee's

Maritime Pasty & Dee Dee's

I've seen countless pictures of Peggy's Cove and it has always been on my bucket list.  Finally, we were able to make it out there as we rented cars near the pier in Halifax.  We had planned to stay only for an hour or so, but the scenery was so seductive (yes, really), that we ended up leaving over 2 hours later.  The view and surroundings were so iconic and Canadian that we couldn't get enough it.  Oh and also, I stopped for yet another lobster roll at Maritime Pasty as well as some dessert from Dee Dee's next door.

I found the Lobster Roll to be heavy on the bread and low on the lobster content. Hence, it ate heavy due to the bottom side of the roll which was all bread. The bread was not overly dense, as it was fresh and soft, but just that it was without filling lead to this heaviness. As for the lobster, the chunks were rather small while still buttery with a light rebound texture. There was very little mayo which was a good thing.  On the side were some chips, pickle and slaw.

Costanza lined up at the next window and went for Dee Dee’s ice cream with the Mixed Berry consisting of blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries. It was mostly smooth with a few ice crystals. I found it thick and rich with only a purposeful amount of sugar. The berry flavours were impactful and apparent.  Considering the location of the ice cream shop, this was more than acceptable and actually bordering on very good.

He was not done there though as he got a Root Beer Float for his son.  This was the beneficiary of bottled root beer which meant it wasn’t watered down nor syrupy tasting. The same smooth and creamy ice cream added a nice body to the float.  I'm not sure if any of these items were a good choice right before dinner, but what the heck, we were on vacation!  Oh and also, why not stop at a tourist trap?  This was the very definition as there were limited services at Peggy's Cove.

The Good:
- The fact we had anything to eat beyond the actual restaurant at Peggy's Cove was a plus
- Okay considering the tourist trap thing

The Bad:
- Not bad, but if we were to compare...  


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