Known throughout the Maritimes for it’s creative market fresh cuisine and upscale yet small town atmosphere, the Rossmount Inn is a must stop for foodies. The menu changes daily depending on the local ingredients and harvest season for Chef Chris Aerni. The big yellow Victorian at the top of the hill was bustling the night we went to dinner. We dined on oyster shooters served in a shot glass, halibut ceviche with sweet potato, quick seared yellow fin tuna in hoisin glaze chia seed black peppercorn crust, and a carrot-ginger puree. Make sure you make reservations well in advance, as this is a popular stop in St. Andrews By-the-Sea.
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The Rossmount Inn has 18 personalized rooms that spread out over three floors. With old wooden creaky stairs, persian rugs and french magazines, this Inn makes you feel like you've instantly gotten away.
The best part, the restaurant. Located in the fine dining room on the main floor, Chris Ayerni uses only local vegetables from his garden or seafood from fisherman on the coast.
Behind the Rossmount Inn is a trail that winds through forest, passing old barns, heritage homes and finally nothingness.
Approximately 25 minutes to the top and then 20 minutes down, its worth the walk as you forage local mushrooms and take in the views from various points along the way. At the top, bring a bottle of wine and some local cheese and enjoy the coastal beauty from the picnic table...that just so happens to be waiting for you.