The airy post-and-beam dining room, with its views of the lovely pond out front, may well be one of the most relaxing places for a meal in the Cavendish area. Food and service here is just as pampering. The latter is prepared by Chef Emily Wells, who brings her European upbringing (she’s lived in England, Germany and Switzerland) to the fresh seafood and produce of rural PEI. Those in the know order the Mediterranean chowder, a departure from the traditional creamy Maritime style: fish and shellfish is presented in a rich tomato pesto broth and topped with roasted red pepper garlic rouille. But there are many stars on the menu, from the authentic Indian vegetable jhalfrazi (a savory curry) to succulent stuffed chicken. The building and pond were once the location of a 19th century mill.