On a blustery day in October, the aromas that greeted me at the door of the Bonfire Grill were like a welcome mat for the senses.  Even with clouds and the  persistent drizzle of rain, the cozy atmosphere combined with the spectacular view made me want to pull up a chair and stay awhile.  Bonfire Grill is found at The Cove Lakeside Resort, just a short drive across the bridge on Gellatly Road.  

(Photo: Executive Chef Grant De Montreuil)

New this month is the arrival of the Tuesday night pasta bar, a delicious choice of pastas and sauces.  Top it all off with your choice of scallops, shrimp, beef, veggies and other toppings, and you’ve got a custom-made meal.  The feast starts at just $6.00 for your pasta and sauce, and there is ‘pay as you go’ pricing for your other selected toppings.  

The theme at the Bonfire Grill is ‘we deliver indulgence,’ and indeed they do.  Their menu has a strong focus on locally produced ingredients such as cheeses, protein, fruit and vegetables. This can be a bit of a challenge in the winter months, and the menu sometimes changes to reflect those foods which are currently available. The goal at the Bonfire Grill is to deliver fresh regional foods in an easy atmosphere, and their sumptuous meals and beautiful surroundings make that goal an easy one to obtain. Bonfire Grill Executive Chef Grant de Montreuil says they are gearing up for a very special Christmas season.

“This is going to be Christmas headquarters for this side of the lake,” he says. They are looking forward to a busy Christmas season, and beginning in December there will be live entertainment on Thursday and Friday evenings.  On Christmas Day they’ll serve a three-course fresh turkey dinner, and the restaurant is open New Years’ Day too. New Years’ Eve will feature a special menu with live entertainment.  Drop by the Bonfire Grill to get into the Christmas spirit with delicious local foods prepared by their well-known chef.  Your palate will thank you for it!

~ Deanna Merrick