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Voyages: Rhubarb Restaurant’s New Menu

Voyages: Rhubarb Restaurant’s New Menu

When Jim and Diane Buckle opened Rhubarb, they had one idea in mind: bringing simple, wholesome, and delicious food to Peggy’s Cove. Located just a stone’s throw from one of Nova Scotia’s most popular tourist destinations, Rhubarb Restaurant is serving up a fresh, seasonal menu sure to please locals and tourists alike. Today I am greeted by Diane herself, and as I take my seat, I cannot help but marvel at the incredible ocean view in front of me. I can only imagine how lovely it must be to dine al fresco on their patio during the summer months.

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Before I know it, I am sipping on The ‘r’ Patch, one of their signature cocktails. A delicious blend of Propeller ginger beer, fresh lime juice, and a local rhubarb esprit, this refreshing drink is the perfect way to start off my lunch.

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I am enjoying my cocktail so much, I almost forget just how hungry I am. That is, until Diane presents me with my first dish – the Risotto Croquettes. Crispy balls of creamy mozzarella and fresh basil are tossed in a tangy tomato puree, and served with a fresh salad on the side. Even though I am blown away on my first taste of these bad boys, they seem to get better and better with every bite I take.

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If you are looking for a lighter option to start off your meal, Rhubarb’s signature ‘r’ Beet Salad is sure to hit the spot! The earthy flavours from the toasted pumpkin seeds, coupled with a sweet mixture of roasted beets and crisp apple brings this salad to a whole new level. Sprinkled with creamy goat cheese and dressed with a local haskap berry vinaigrette, it is safe to say this is not your average salad.

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Whether you’ve come from afar, or have lived in Nova Scotia all your life, one thing is for sure – you need to try the seafood at Rhubarb. Just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean, Rhubarb is serving some of the freshest fish around. Not only are their classic fish and chips delicious, but they are gluten free, which means anyone can enjoy this Maritime favourite. If you’re looking for something a little different, Rhubarb’s Crispy Haddock features a pan-fried, local fillet coated in a crispy panko crust. Paired with a refreshing honey mustard chickpea salad, this dish makes for a flavourful lunch without the heaviness of fried potatoes.

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Last up today is their Donaitor Pizza. A unique twist on the beloved Halifax donair, this dish brings housemade donair meat, onions, and tomatoes out of a pita and onto a crispy pizza crust (did I mention that all of their dough is made with Canada Dry ginger ale for an extra airy kick?) As if it couldn’t get any better, $1 from every pizza sold is donated to support the local elementary school. If you ask me, there has never been a better reason to order a pizza (or two or three – it’s for a good cause after all).

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Next time you’re planning a trip down to Peggy’s Cove, make sure you take a break from exploring to stop by Rhubarb for a bite to eat. A wide selection of fresh, seasonal dishes combined with one of the best views in Nova Scotia equals the recipe for a perfect day of Maritime fun.

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