In an intriguing cedar shake building that once housed a movie theater and dance hall, Bavarian husband-and-wife transplants Markus and Simone Ritter whip up great French-, Swiss- and German-accented Continental cuisine for a dining room with just a dozen or so tables. Starters include smoked salmon with rösti and capers; a house specialty of seared scallops in Mornay sauce, baked with cheese; French onion soup; and escargot. Main courses run to several versions of schnitzel (grilled pork or veal steak), each with distinct fillings, toppings, and sauces; beef stroganoff; lobster thermidor; rack of lamb; haddock in lemon butter or champagne sauce; steak in béarnaise sauce; and tiger shrimp in mango-curry sauce. All are prepared with skill and restraint. Finish with chocolate mousse, homemade almond parfait, or one of several homemade ice creams or sorbets. The wine list is also surprisingly strong given that this is such a small, out-of-the-way town. All in all, consider this restaurant a gem—a should-get-there spot if you’re at all in the area.
Passamaquoddy Bay› Restaurant
48 King St.
Our Rating Neighborhood St. Andrews Hours Daily 5–9pm. Reservations recommended Phone 506/529-3818 Prices Entrees C$23–C$28 (US$17–US$21) Cuisine Type Continental Web site Europa Inn
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