Food of Falkland Islands

Eating in the Falkland Islands is about enjoyment and relaxation, and sampling local produce and top quality ingredients that would sit more than comfortably on the menus of the world’s finest restaurants, where natural produce is promoted.
Island-wide, Falkland hosts pride themselves in serving truly organic foods and local specialities for travellers and locals alike and with ample menus to choose from at eating establishments in Stanley the taste buds will be truly fulfilled.
The quality of the local seafood is excellent, with a variety of dishes to whet the appetite – featuring mussels, oysters, scallops and snow crab as well as local seatrout and Atlantic Rock cod (locally called mullet) served in most restaurants while some of the smaller cafes and pubs offer the familiar fayre of fish and chips during the day. A visit to the Falklands would not be complete without sampling the delights of the local squid caught in deep waters, or the Patagonian toothfish (Mero).
The Falklands are also home to delicious organic meat and are famed for the lamb dishes, Upland Goose paté and beef and mutton all of which has been reared on the wide plains of the Falkland Islands. These dishes are further enhanced by the flavours from the very fresh and local-grown vegetables, or perhaps combined with the unique Diddle-dee Berry or Teaberry.
As the evening falls the restaurants of Stanley start to bustle as local people and visitors enjoy an evening out and an opportunity to socialise. With friendly waiting staff and a good choice of wines in many of the eating establishments as well as a good range of dishes (including imaginative options for vegetarians), dining out is a real pleasure.
And it’s not just in the capital of Stanley that these local specialties can be enjoyed – throughout the Islands, you will enjoy a truly organic eating experience, not forgetting the traditional ‘smoko’ where you will sample the most delicious home-baking, a taste so often forgotten in today’s modern world of convenience foods.
Nothing could be more natural than tucking in to a hearty Falkland Islands meal.
Source:www.visitorfalklands.com

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