- Zagat names PEI as second best foodie getaway in the world -
CHARLOTTETOWN, Feb. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Finally, everyone around the globe
will now learn what East Coasters have long known - that Prince Edward
Island produces the world's best food. Pre-eminent food authority and
restaurant surveyor Zagat just crowned Prince Edward Island the second
best foodie getaway in the world.
In addition to the diverse seafood fare that can be caught quite
literally in a restaurant's backyard, Prince Edward Island also boasts
rich agricultural offerings - look no further than the
princely-produced potato. Rich red soil, high in mineral content and
long cold winters create perfect growing conditions for potatoes.
"We are thrilled that Prince Edward Island joins the ranks of other
amazing culinary capitals," said Greg Donald, General Manager, Prince
Edward Island Potato Board. "Having Zagat appreciate our island's local
fare is a huge honour."
Okinawa, Japan took first place as Zagat's best foodie getaway, while
Louisville, Kentucky; Cornwall, England and Vieques, Puerto Rico round
out the top five.
"Zagat's recognition comes as no surprise to me; Prince Edward Island
has the best of both land and sea," said Chef Ted Grant, an instructor
at Holland College's world-renowned Culinary Institute of Canada.
"Having such direct access to fresh ingredients such as lobsters,
oysters, clams, and potatoes allows chefs to create not only the
freshest meals, but also the best tasting."
For more information on Prince Edward Island Potatoes visit peipotato.org.
For a full review of Zagat's far-flung foodie fronts, visit Zagat.com.
SOURCE Prince Edward Island Potato Board
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