I had an incredible meal at one of the quaintest spots I’ve ever had the pleasure of dining at. The Inn at Mount Julian is a 12-seat restaurant located next to @viamederesort. The building itself is nearly 140 years old, and used to be the original inn for the town in the late 1800s. Now, it’s a spectacular place where they practice forest-to-table dining. Every dish I had was made with foraged ingredients from the property, which the culinary team transformed into delectable plates paired perfectly with local wines.
To open, an amuse-bouche with foraged cattail, pea shoot, wild leek drizzled with some local maple syrup and sumac powder.
A spinach and wild leek soup was complemented with house-churned honey and sumac butter for accompanying crisps. I could eat that butter by the spoonful... paired with lovely and mineral @grangewinery Brut.
Then came Ontario trout on a bed of wild rice with chives and cranberry compote.
A salad made with “everything from the front lawn,” is how the owner, Ben Sanman described it while laughing. It included dandelion greens, violet leaf and flower, clover, asparagus and a rhubarb vinaigrette.
Local lamb with a rhubarb compote and snap peas, finished with a dandelion cookie. Who knew you could put dandelion petals in cookies! Sweet, a little nutty, but definitely scrumptious.
Worth the drive for an incredibly unique experience.
The cool thing about getting away is when you wake up with zero plans but it turns out to be the best day ever. Today was all about the water. From kayaking, canoeing, island hopping, to making friends with a family at the @viamederesort (#Hosted ) pool and being asked to join them for lunch at Stony Lake Market by boat. Before we knew it our boat ride/ lunch turned into six hours and naturally it felt like we've known them a lifetime. Couldn't ask for a better day discovering and wandering in Ontario. #boldlydifferent
Moments that take your breath away. Daddy taking his oldest son and pup for an early morning canoe. Moments like this happen when you can finally forget the to-do list, put business aside and breathe a little. Family time and moments like this to remind you why life is so precious. #boldlydifferent @viamederesort (#Hosted )
Forging is all the rage these days and tonight our tastebuds experience it first hand @viamederesort (#Hosted ) during our 9-course tasting menu and wine pairing at Mount Julian Restaurant. I'm in awe of the culinary eats we enjoyed from right in front of the restaurant and #kawarthalakes . Including this Dandelion Cookie with Rhubarb sauce. I feel like I just took a walk through story book. Everything about this dining experience was #boldlydifferent ! Have you tried #dandelion ?
Daydreaming about our weekend getaway to @viamederesort (#hosted ) in #Kawarthas . We've had a pretty stressed out few months with a basement flood - resulting in a gut, change in lifestyle (homeschooling), business, our patience has been tested & our determination to keep on trekking is something I've always been proud of. To say we need this "break" is an understatement. I'm really looking forward to the change in routine and spending quality time with my crew. What are your long weekend plans? // #boldlydifferent#gifted#serengetieyewear#MonsterCanada
Staff Sunday! Kayleigh is our Resort Manager, and all-around make-things-happener. She is delightfully punny, and involved in every aspect of Viamede - from training new staff, to coordinating reno projects, to helping guests choose the perfect getaway.
She's also an avid traveller - and can tell you all about the best places to eat in Buenos Aires! #superstaff#teamviamede#staffsunday#boldlydifferent#viamederesort#stoneylake
Spending the weekend at the beautiful @viamederesort, on Stony Lake in the Kawartha’s. We have this beautiful cabin all to ourselves, with a stunning view of the frozen water.
More of our stay on stories:) #boldlydifferent .
Sidenote, I’m making my own version of these curtains #obsessed
Currently rocking Evie in our glider while she sleeps in my arms🤱🏼.I know I’m going to look back and long for these moments. We saw the photos from our nursery reveal today... I was in tears😭. @rachael.little KILLED IT 🙌🏻. They look absolutely incredible and I can’t wait to share them with all of you. Hope you all had a fantastic weekend 💞. #babygirl#viamede#viamederesort#familygetaway#sweetdreamslittleone
Last weekend we had an amazing family getaway at @viamederesort🌿. We had a little cabin right on the water that was everything we could have asked for. A little wine, a lot of relaxing and incredible food 🙌🏻. It was the perfect winter getaway. What’s your ideal way to relax? 🧖🏼♀️ #viamederesort#viamede#resortgetaway#wintergetaway
What an incredible family getaway👨👩👧. We stayed at the @viamederesort in our own little cottage over the past few days. Petie too 🐾. It’s a dog friendly resort so we were able to bring him with us. In fact, for every dog that stays at the resort they donate $10 to the Golden Rescue Foundation💞. It was beautiful in the winter and I bet it’s amazing in the summer. We’ll be back 🙌🏻. Oh, and the food was unreal. Seriously unreal. 🍽🥂 #viamederesort#viamede#familyvacation2018#doggyvacation
From cross-country skiing, to forest trails perfect for fat bikes, to wildlife spotting, the Kawarthas have it all. Let Viamede Resort be your basecamp for winter adventures. Just don’t forget to pack your longjohns.
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