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It’s Nova Scotia Day at Vancouver's Winter Olympics so I took the chance to sample seafood at the Atlantic Canada House on Granville Island. Otherwise known as the Backstage Lounge, it’s sandwiched between the Public Market and Inukshuk Gallery.
Waiting in line, I chatted to the Mills family from Salisbury, UK who had tickets to multiple Olympic events, including speed skating and curling at Richmond’s Oval. “Today we’re taking a day off for the arty, cultural stuff,” admitted Mr Mills.
Once in, we were served piping hot mussels and everywhere I looked were trays piled with gourmet Nova Scotian fare. I loved the salmon with apple cream cheese, blueberry and maple shakes – and scallops with delicate yam crisps. Just as I was ready to roll out, another tray appeared, full of mini-lamb burgers topped with berry relish. Delicious.
All the food tasting got me in thinking about lunch, so I popped into the Public Market for farm-fresh veggies, sweet grape bread from Terra Breads and Vancouver’s best chocolate (I think) – Thomas Haas – from the Edible British Columbia stall.