Few National Parks in Canada are as dramatic as Gros Morne on the western shore of Newfoundland. It’s a region of tuckamore and berries, fireweed and fishing. A handful of small villages are tucked into the folds of the coast where it’s possible to refuel both body and soul.
Java Jack’s Restaurant & Gallery is in the busy wee town of Rocky Harbour. It’s not easy running a restaurant in such a remote location. One has to become self sufficient on many fronts including having a good garden to supplement the often-delayed shipments of produce.
The menus are pure, hearty Newfoundland! Bologna is a side with your eggs in the morning or there’s a full on lobster Benedict! Wild blueberries and partridgeberries are harvested to make pails full of preserves to serve with her buttermilk bran muffins. Salt cod cakes with Java Jack’s “million dollar relish”. There’re always fresh Newfoundland mussels and there’s even a wild rabbit pie made with Labrador hare.
The wise government of Newfoundland has allowed wild game to be served in restaurants across the Province so they serve forth a rabbit encroute with golden flakey pastry. They bake cottage pudding for one of the desserts to serve with whatever berries are available.
Contact Java Jack’s at the number below to reserve a Food Day Canada table.
Contactez Java Jack’s directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre Journée des terroirs réservation.
Java Jack’s Restaurant & Gallery
88 Main Street North P.O. Box 149
Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland, A0K 4N0