ByWard Market is just a little to the southeast of Parliament Hill and Major’s Hill Park. It’s the place to go – filled with restaurants, pubs, bakeries, and streets filled with vendors. We spent some time here, relaxing after enjoying the Tulip Festival in the gardens.
After walking around the market, we decided to go to Le Moulin de Provence Bakery, which offers these interesting Obama cookies in the shape of the Canadian Maple Leaf), enjoying some refreshments. It was a great little place to rest and take in the sights of the market. Flower vendors on the side, a few buskers providing some musical entertainment, and the general hustle and bustle of the crowds exploring the market.
We were considering our dinner options when my aunt noticed a seafood restaurant across the street called LaPointe’s Seafood Grill Cafe. It’s the most interesting little restaurant. It shares the place with a Japanese sushi restaurant that uses the inner ground floor. LaPointe uses the outside patio area and the basement for its business.
There were a few things on the menu that my family wanted to try so we decided to share most of the following. We ordered the east coast oysters, escargots, New England chowder, tiger shrimp pasta, and the halibut fish and chips. A very filling and satisfying dinner.
Great food, with the greatest of company, for a great time at the ByWard Market. Definitely worth a visit – there’s so many dining, shopping, and entertainment options here.