Sunday, 27 July 2014
Supper at the Goofie Newfie in Fergus, Ontario
Teena and I are in Fergus Ontario for a couple of nights and after checking into our hotel, we walked to the Goofie Newfie for supper.
We came here to have a day at the spa here but to be honest, when we saw that there was a pub here called the Goofie Newfie, with authentic Newfoundland dishes among the regular pub fare, we knew we had to come.
The entrance follows the river to the patio where you are greeted by, of course, Newfoundland's provincial flag.
The patio has a great view of the waterfalls but was full, plus we were hot so decided to eat inside.
The decor is very Newfie! In fact, it really felt as if we weren't in Ontario!
Dakota was our server and did a great job looking after us!
Of course, when you go out for supper the food has to be the star. We both ordered off the Newfoundland section of the menu. Teena had cod and chips. She loved it and it was a huge piece of cod.
I started with Deep Fried Bologna, Tasty chunks of Maple Leaf bologna, served with rhubarb relish. I enjoyed it and would have it again. I would love to get the recipe for the rhubarb relish!
When we were in Newfoundland a few years ago, I fell in love with Cod au Gratin, and have even made it myself so when I saw it on the menu I had to have it. Chunks of COD baked to bubbling perfection in a delicate cream & cheese sauce. Served w/ garlic bread. It was creamy, cheesy and delicious. Another dish I would order again.
I haven't had Scrunchions since Newfoundland and, of course, they had them here. Scrunchions are cubed salt pork (fat back) fried until golden brown ... yummy!! I had forgotten how salty they were until I put they first few in my mouth at once. Super salty! After that, I remembered that it was supposed to be just one at a time. They are salty and, yes, they are yummy!
We had a great experience! The food was great, the staff friendly and efficient, and even the customers were friendly and outgoing. On the way out, we had a chance to talk to the owners after they took a picture of us on the patio. Very nice people. Turns out that the Goofie Newfie has been there for ten years. I can see why. I would go back again!