Submitted by guest blogger – Amanda Nunes
I wish I could tell you that the Drake Devonshire was one of Prince Edward County’s best kept secret, but I can’t. If anything, it’s the opposite of a secret. The word is out, and locals and visitors alike are flocking to the dining room to enjoy these local eats.
The dining room is a beautiful A-frame with natural light and view of the lake, as well as a permanent and rotating art collection to complement the menu. Chef Matt DeMille serves up farm and lake-to-table menu, using local ingredients for his dishes.
The brunch menu is short and sweet, but features all of the favourites. I couldn’t resist starting off the meal with some Drake Blueberry Scones ($10). These scones were warm and fresh from the oven, and served with a dollop of clotted cream and a side of blueberry preserves. Perfection.
The brunch menu includes cinnamon French toast, eggs benedict, and a breakfast burger to name a few dishes. I decided to keep it simple and ordered the Drake Breakfast ($13). This breakfast is really filling, has a bit of everything, and is definitely a must try. Crispy hash browns, sour dough toast, fried eggs, bacon, grilled tomato and a teeny sausage surround a dish of baked beans. Delicious!
My dining partner is an eggs benny addict, so went with the Devonshire Eggs Benny ($15). The benny is typically served with homemade back bacon, but he decided to try the salmon, and he was glad he did. The benny was served atop of an English muffin topped with house cured salmon and drenched in brown butter hollandaise sauce.
Fancy a drink with your meal? Fresh squeezed juice and loose leaf tea is available, along with mimosas, Caesars and other cocktails.
Brunch is served on weekends from 10am until 4pm.
Amanda Nunes loves to explore Ontario and discover new nature spots and places to visit and eat. She shares her adventures at her blog, www.heartlessgirl.com.