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Zagat Rates PEI a Top Foodie Spot

Those famous PEI mussels (Photo by ulterior epicure)

Restaurant-rating company Zagat has named Prince Edward Island one of its eight favourite foodie destinations around the world, calling the tiny island province a “shellfish junkie’s dream”.

We can relate to that, having mooned over many a PEI mussel and Malpeque oyster.

The Island was chosen particularly for the freshness of its seafood and the ability of visitors to join an oyster-shucking or clam-digging excursion. Heck, you can even go oyster diving, as recommended by TV chef Michael Smith, a PEI resident.

In its choices, Zagat was seeking somewhat off-the-beaten-path destinations, as opposed to obvious choices like Tuscany, said writer Lauren Bloomberg in an interview with the CBC.

Disappointingly, though, Zagat neglected to recommend any specific restaurants.

Prince Edward Island shared the culinary limelight with Okinawa, Japan; Vieques, Puerto Rico; and Cairo, Egypt, among other lesser-known global culinary hot spots.

See the full list at Zagat.com.

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