We ate at this restaurant because it came highly recommended by the host of Le Chat Botte (read my review for more details) and it certainly didn't disappoint. Two things stand out at the Cafe Massawippi: the emphasis on local and unusual ingredients and the great variety of dishes. The menu from which we ordered is set up as kind of sampler list. There is one price for your choice of any 5 items; larger items, especially the mains, typically carry an up-charge. You can select a dessert as one of your items or stick with all savoury choices. We ended up choosing items that formed a more customary table d'hote with appetizers, mains, and a dessert each. I found the caribou especially tasty. The chef clearly pays close attention to preparation and seasoning; the flavours of his dishes were quite striking. With so many dishes to juggle, our server did a great job of pacing the meal and she made excellent suggestions for wine pairings. For the quality of the food, drink, and service, the place has a surprisingly relaxed atmosphere and since we had just finished driving for several hours through crappy weather, we wanted to eat well and just unwind. The Cafe Massawippi provided exactly what we were after and we couldn't have started our vacation on a better gastronomical note. We were told by our B & B host that the restaurant is closed Mondays and Tuesdays, particularly in the off-season, so calling ahead to make a reservation is recommended.
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