Not being a gardener I was unfamiliar with the term "privet" which I pronounced as "private". Our English guest informed us that a "privet" is a bushy evergreen that is often used in a hedge that might surround a house. Apparently, that is what the owners of this restaurant had in mind in creating an environment that is cut off from the hubbub of Main Street, Wolfville, Nova Scotia (where it is located) as well as the distractions of everyday life. On a Saturday evening Privet House provided the calm atmosphere we needed after a full day of sightseeing and shopping. An elegant interior and soft background music prepared us for the delicious meals that followed. The menu informed us that local and Canadian produce and wines were featured when available. Our visitor from England who opted for Arctic char stated that her meal was the best she had experienced in the several restaurants she had tried on her trip. Other dishes we sampled included Rosemary Chicken, salmon cakes and a grilled vegetable salad. Service was very friendly and the chef (Jamie) came to see if everything was to our satisfaction. This was a restaurant that satisfied on all counts. A bit pricey, but we thought it was well worth it.
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