Our fifth and final stop on our tour of Prince Edward County on Thursday, this is where my mom and I had our dinner. Here then is the Bonus review, of the restaurant and the wine we had with dinner.
We selected it based on the review in one of our little tourist flyers, and the fact that it was located in the Sandbanks resort area which I know is a pretty area. The flyer promised casual but exquisite dining, and it didn’t lie. The Restaurant on the Knoll is part of the Isaiah Tubbs resort.
The enclosed porch offered an excellent view of the West Lake and the dunes, allowing a nice ‘outdoors’ meal without the aggravation of bugs. Casual but exquisite, means the patrons get to dress casual, but the food is exquisite.
The menu was simple and covered a good spectrum of choices, without trying to be everything to everyone. They had a nice selection of appetizers and salads, and a good variety of entrees. In addition, they had three specials – one meat, one fish, and one pasta. They also had a suitable wine-list. Nothing too exhaustive, but for a very rural restaurant, they had enough choices to satisfy most casual or semi-serious wine drinkers.
Dinner was fabulous, both my mom and I really enjoyed it. She had a lemon-herb grilled chicken breast stuffed with spinach and feta cheese, I had one of the specials, a Bison steak served in a forest-mushroom sauce. We both had the same wine with dinner – of course, from one of the local wineries.
The last wine I tasted in Prince Edward County was from Sandbanks Estate Winery – their (VQA Ontario). In appearance, a straw yellow in the glass, this wine carried a nice lychee and citrus nose. In the mouth, the wine was light, acidic, and refreshing. It had a short, pleasant finish. At the winery this wine goes for $16.95 a bottle, and that’s not a bad price I think. This one rated an 89 on the Stephanie Scale. This wine made me sorry that we didn’t stop at the Sandbanks Estate for more tastings.
After the debacle of Waupoos, the Restaurant on the Knoll was a fabulous way to end our day in Prince Edward County. The fine food and the nice wine left us feeling great about our day, and contemplating a future return to the County.
The Restaurant on the Knoll