Pearl an eclectic eatery
The Pearl is an eclectic eatery located
between the picturesque fishing village of North Rustico
and Cavendish Beach on PEI’s North shore.
VIEW BIO CHEF ROB MACDONALD
There is a love of detail that shows up not
only in the food, but in the artwork and creative ambiance
of The Pearl, which offers casual fine dining in this serene
rural setting. The constant evolution of the menu draws
it’s inspiration from the many farmers and fishers
who supply the restaurant with local Island produce.
Maxine Delaney has owned and operated
The Pearl since its inception in 2007. Her passion for the
restaurant industry was developed through her involvement
in opening and operating restaurants in PEI, Halifax and
Vancouver. A background in the film industry as well as
fashion design, show up in the ever changing décor
and ambient energy of the room.
Maxine did much of the renovation on The
Pearl herself, with friends offering helping hands. The
slate tiles on the countertops and floor of the bay window
were salvaged from the roof of a Cardigan Estate formerly
owned by Dr. Alexander Best, whose father Charles is of
insulin fame. The beautiful wide wood moldings around
the bay window came from Westwood, a Charlottetown Estate
demolished in 1980. Everything in the room has a story.
We believe that sipping a glass of wine
and sharing a meal that is fresh, creative and visual,
in a beautiful, ambient setting, is simply the way it