"Our work is firmly rooted in place: the North Atlantic that surrounds us, the land, traditional foodways, and the history of Fogo Island. Fogo Island Inn’s restaurant is part of a comprehensive set of charitable initiatives and social businesses led through Shorefast, a registered charity aiming to rebuild the economy of Fogo Island after the near loss of the cod fishery. We prioritize local hiring and purchasing, including alcohol and decor."
Scallops with parsnip and rhubarb jelly; salted cod cheeks with pickled cabbage and seaweed; and shaved turnips with mustard seed and cheddar.
The Fogo Island Inn restaurant is more than a sumptuous meal overlooking the sea – it's the modern culinary embodiment of the ethos of this unusual organisation and far-flung location. High design, a rich support of the arts, and multiple avenues for local economic, social, and environmental sustainability are favoured here. A range of interesting dishes, from wild game such as moose and caribou to sustainable fish, instantly get the taste buds excited. Every plate has something foraged, whether mushrooms, sea lettuce or wild apples. This is a restaurant that deserves attention.
“Fogo Island Inn immediately grounds you with its indigenous beauty. The restaurant deftly uses forage-to-table ingredients – a shoreline leaf that tastes like an oyster and the surprisingly good caribou moss – to demonstrate that the rock-ribbed landscape seen through the double-height dining room windows is not quite as barren as it appears.” –Gary Walther, Forbes