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FireWorks is both the name of our restaurant and the 25 foot brick-lined, wood-burning, fire-breathing beast from where we prepare and present our Feast, every night. It features every form of live-fire cooking known to man including a smokehouse, open hearth, grill, rotisserie, plancha and oven. Proprietors Chef Michael Smith and his wife Chastity Smith are proud to welcome you to their end of the island. For Michael, coming back to the Inn is a return to his roots as a chef. For seven years in the 1990’s, he manned the stoves here, finding his culinary voice and bringing international fame to a sleepy country inn. For Chastity, being an innkeeper allows her to share her Maritime roots, stylish
PRICE RANGE
US$142 - US$142
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, Canadian
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Where to start with such an amazing experience...so many flavors and tastes. The evening started with a farm tour by Kevin, we learnt how a culinary garden works and how they grow different varieties of herbs, veggies and animals for a growing season and chef...education. That was followed by the oyster happy hour....all I can say is try the fire baked lovage butter oysters...OMG.Tthey had other raw oysters, chantrelle tacos, beef/pork kabobs and smoked salmon. The oysters were from the bay in front of the resort. What followed next was a series of courses...bread, seafood chowder, garden salad and root veggie puree, and fire grilled flank steak and brisket....and maple inspired dessert. All were amazing....we should not have had lunch before we came. It was educational and an amazing local foodie experience that everyone should endeavor to try. Chef Micheal Smith has created a unique experience here that highlights local food and true garm to table. Amazing, amazing....amazing.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This dining experience is one that can only be described as magical. The experience (and I mean experience), began with a tour of the property's farm. The passion of the head farmer will make you think differently about the food that you eat. This was...followed by the most unique appetizer hour, this is held on the farm property. They have built rustic structures in a treed field that added to the experience. The food served was not only unique but delicious. I am sure that people who like oysters were in heaven, but there was so much delicious food to try even if you aren't an oyster eater. The dinner itself is in a quaint and cozy building. And believe me when I say " dinner is a show." The way Chef Michael Smith and his team prepare every part of the meal is like watching a choreographed dance. And the food!!! Everything was fresh, delicious and beautifully presented. This culinary experience is one of the most unique and enjoyable ones that I have had in my life. Yes this dinner is not inexpensive, but in my opinion it was worth every cent! I feel truly fortunate to have been able to experience this magical place.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 15, 2021 via mobile

This restaurant provides an experience. And an expensive one at that. But don’t go expecting haute cuisine. What you will find is tasty food and lots of it. The evening starts with an hour long tour of their farm. Not being a horticulturist or a...devotee of organic produce I found the tour only moderately interesting. After the tour you’re led to an outdoor area where there are several food stations manned by their chefs and student chefs. Each station serves a unique sample of local food like their own smoked salmon or a veggie taco which uses their own produce. One station has two fellows shucking and serving all the oysters you can eat. Who could not love that! But after the oysters, which require superhuman will power to decline and some smoked salmon and one or two other appies I wasn’t really all that hungry. Regardless, after that everyone is taken into their dining room. It’s quite a setup. There are two wood burning ovens in the middle of the room and several prep tables. The whole scene is quite frenetic. First, you’re served their “bread tree”. This consists of a metal tree with freshly baked bread and three spreads all of which were very tasty. Next came a mug of seafood chowder. I guess the very fact that they’re serving chowder takes the meal out of the realm of haute cuisine right there. I generally think of chowder as having some body either from the starch in potatoes or from heavy cream. This chowder was almost solid seafood in a thin milky broth without any particular interest. Next came two plates of a multitude of vegetables, seeds, etc. It was an unusual salad. But again there was nothing particularly memorable about it. For the main course, guests are asked to choose between fish and meat 24 hours before the event. We chose the fish which turned out to be grilled halibut. It was served on a bed of many different veggies. And the halibut was very well cooked which I hadn’t expected considering the scale of the dinner (about 64 people). However, we were so full by the time it arrived that we weren’t able to a) fully appreciate it or b) finish it. And then they came around with seconds! Of either the fish or the meat. There was a lot of uneaten food. Dessert was a typical contemporary combination of a variety of cookie, some fruit - poached pear, I believe - ice cream, etc. Nice but we shared one between the two of us and it was a struggle to eat that. The staff were pleasant, mainly young professionals, culinary students and others there for a summer job. So, as I said, this was a totally unique and pleasant evening. However, for the price - and I’ve eaten at many very expensive restaurants - I would have preferred a more refined, more reasonably portioned meal.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 5, 2021

We just left from our second stay and it was better than we remembered! I booked months prior and casually mentioned it was my husband birthday. The wonderful Renee from Guest services must have made note and wished him a Happy Birthday upon check in-...I love these special touches. Every wonderful person was so lovely and happy and just wanted to make sure you were comfortable and had the best time. Our room was immaculate, a beautiful wood burning fireplace made it so cozy and comfortable. The meal- wow - portions were huge, I wanted so badly to eat it all but needed to pace myself. Everyone was so passionate about their positions and loved engaging with everyone attending the dinner. It was a beautiful evening and we can’t wait to go back!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 4, 2021

This was a great experience from start to finish. We stayed at the sister inn (Fortune Bridge on the 31st) and arrived at 'the Feast' in style in the amazing old Rolls Royce... it was a warm sunny evening and starting out with the group...was great... learning about how the meal that is served begins (is cultivated) long beforehand on the 'farm' was a great way to help us understand what makes the Inn at Bay Fortune such an amazing 'experience'. There is a really strong appreciation for the land and for growing food that is healthy and that tastes great! The first round of tasting 'up on the hill' included amazing oysters, smoked salmon, tuna, pork belly -all washed down with an amazing caesar. After time to taste and mingle we met together to begin our main meal with a toast. Dinner was one awesome creation after another--from the artisan bread and butters to the bright salads, beef (fish alternate) and veggies--- we were absolutely stuffed! There is no shortage of food. We wanted to (and did) try it all! Dessert was also amazing--- a tart with homemade ice cream. Everything is grown/made on site. Our seats were directly in front of the cooking/serving area which was also so fun to watch. Chef Michael Smith was such a leader with these amazing young and talented chefs! It was a 5 star experience from start to finish and I can't wait to go back next season!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 28, 2021

Amazing experience! can't stop talking about it. Every thing about this experience was fantastic. so enjoyed the personal touch with both staff and micheal smith. straight up first class all the way with out pretentiousness. highly recommend along with many others

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed August 27, 2021

Magical evening. We stayed at the Inn at Fortune Bridge and walked to the Feast instead of taking the Bentley and driver available. The farm tour introduced us to the food we’d be eating, all cooked over maplewood coals: oysters, cooked and au naturel, smoked...salmon, pork belly, chanterelle tacos. May have been some other things but I probably missed a beat enjoying the mixed drinks. At the sit-down meal inside, we had six courses and a fireside seat as Michael Smith and his team of sous chefs prepared the plates at the ovens in front of us - Gave us real insight into how a farm to table meal comes together. Lots of fun with our tablemates, who we met when we sat down. Then we walked back to the Inn. The Bentley stopped to offer us a ride, but we walked along the almost-deserted road by moonlight, our shadows leading us back.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 10, 2021 via mobile

Amazing experience. My entire family loved every minute. Exceeded expectations. We all agree we would go again when on the island. Next time we will stay at the inn as well.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 2, 2021

Absolutely loved the meal, phenomenal service, low key yet tasteful atmosphere. The brisket, roasted veggies and seafood chowder were highlights. AND they bring you seconds! Staff genuinely seems to love their jobs and has fun engaging with the guests. Everyone was friendly, up beat and...not pretentious in the slightest. Rooms are simple and quaint. Our whole group left feeling that we had stumbled across a beautiful hidden gem. Would 100% recommend to anyone.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 5, 2021 via mobile

It was an interesting time to arrive here as the covid restrictions were just partially lifted, the atmosphere was exuberant and joyous. The fire feast is well worth the experience and although it was difficult to finish the whole feast, the leftovers were eaten with...satisfaction the next day. Really enjoyed the tour of the farm with its emphasis on sustainable regeneration farming and eating . The oyster bar , fire pit show down and cocktails were very educational and fun . The taste sensations were unique and yet familiar all at once . Afterwards, the feast was just as exquisitely delectable. Every detail was cared for, from presentation to the quality of the flavors to the service . The vegetarian options were just as exquisite and flavorful. Chef Michael was very gracious and welcoming and appreciated his reverence to the community and acknowledgement of our past. Certainly appreciated our stay with our family to celebrate our special occasions.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Thank you for your amazing review! We look forward to welcoming you again to The FireWorks Feast and The Inn at Bay Fortune.

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contacting the Inn is probably best - he was there for our dinner but left after plating the 3rd course.
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