New Seafood Market & Restaurant Ready to Set Sail in Picton this Summer!

The Blue Sail Seafood Company Inc. will open its doors in downtown Picton, ON this summer.  Located at 266 Main Street, The Blue Sail Seafood Market & Restaurant will offer customers high quality fresh seafood and prepared foods from its retail shop, and a relaxed dining experience at its adjacent restaurant.  The Blue Sail is the creation of owner Chef Jeffrey Hounsell and General Manager Rachel Morris.

 

Owners Jeff Hounsell and Maxine Tiller are originally from Newfoundland and, having spent over 25 years in Toronto, moved to the County in 2013 because it reminded them of “home”.  Proximity to the water and a community of friendly, welcoming people were important on the list of “must-haves” and Picton fit the bill. Jeff, having spent most of his career in the technology and industrial engineering sector, changed gears in 2008 and graduated from George Brown College’s Culinary Management program in Toronto.  He worked in several seafood restaurants in Toronto before moving to the County.  Maxine and Jeff live in Picton with their two dogs, Sadie & Ben.

 

General Manager Rachel Morris, (who also owns shares in the company), holds a strong background in business management with experience in both food and retail sales.  Rachel, her husband Mike Barnes, and their 3 children moved to the County in 2012.  Rachel has roots in the area and the move from Ottawa to Prince Edward County was also like coming home to be closer to family.  Rachel and Mike own a small family farm (Lamb’s Quarters) on the outskirts of Picton.  Lamb’s Quarters Farm will be growing much of the produce used in The Blue Sail kitchen, as their joint commitment to provide local fresh food to their community.

 

Jeff and Rachel had worked together in the past at another local business but after leaving that organization in 2018, discussions of a new business venture began.  After months of planning, research and hard work, The Blue Sail is nearly set to launch.

 

Our goal is simple; we want to bring high quality seafood to Prince Edward in a casual and friendly atmosphere.  We look forward to hosting you in our cozy restaurant, or welcoming you to shop in our market for the freshest seafood, in-house smoked fish, and prepared foods to enjoy at home.

  • The Blue Sail Seafood Company Inc.

 

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Seafood Market

Our Seafood Market offers a selection of fresh seafood and local fish as well as frozen seafood items and prepared foods made in our kitchen.

Menu

We are a cozy 30 seat restaurant serving fresh seafood dishes and other offerings for non-seafood lovers. Check back soon for a sample of our menus.

Soups & Salads

Seafood Chowder

Shrimp – Scallops – Corn – Potatoes – Bacon

$

Today’s Soup

Please ask your server

$

Roasted Beet Salad

Roasted Beets – Mixed Greens – Goat Cheese

Roasted Pecans – Red Onion

With House Smoked Salmon $

Without $

The Blue Sail Caesar

Fresh Romaine – House Dressing – Pine Nuts – Prosciutto

With Poached Shrimp $

Without $

$

Sharing Platters

Pot of Mussels

White Wine Garlic or Spicy Tomato

$

Oyster Platter

Lemon – Hot Sauce – Horseradish

$

The Nautilus

Shrimp – Oysters – Lobster –  House Smoked Trout – Crab – House Smoked Salmon

Capers – Lemon – Cream Cheese – Red Onion – Roasted Garlic Aioli – House Baked Crostini

$

Ahi Tuna on Wonton Crisp

Wasabi Aioli – Green Onion – Balsamic Glaze

App: $

Shared: $

Grilled Shrimp

Basil Pesto – Hot Sauce

App: $

Shared: $

Appetizers

Salmon Crudo

Orange – Ginger – Chive Oil

$

Tuna Tartare

Avocado Cream – Crostini

$

Shrimp Cakes

Spicy Garlic Aioli

$

Olive & Caper Tapenade

House Baked Crostini

$

Shrimp Cocktail

House Cocktail Sauce – Avocado

$

House Smoked Rainbow Trout Dip

Green Onion – House Baked Crostini

$

Sides & Extras

House Fries

Roasted Garlic or Spicy Aioli

$

Fresh Baguette

Herbed Garlic Butter

$

Sail Slaw

Red Cabbage – Green Cabbage – Shaved Fennel – Vinaigrette

$

Side Green Salad

House Vinaigrette

$

For The Sea Lovers

Seared Scallops

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Puree

$

Grilled Atlantic Salmon

Sautéed Vegetables – Rice Pilaf

$

Steamed Mussels

White Wine Garlic or Spicy Tomato

$

NFLD Fish & Chips

Battered Haddock – Dressing – Gravy

$

Add Sail Slaw $

Salmon Burger

House Tartar Sauce – Lettuce – Fries

$

House Smoked Salmon Flatbread

Cream Cheese – Red Onions – Capers

$

Lobster Roll

Lobster – Shrimp – Fries

$

Chef's Choice

Seafood Pasta

Ask Your Server – Market Value

Today’s Catch

Ask Your Server – Market Value

For The Landlubbers

Sliced Striploin & Blue Cheese Sandwich

Horseradish – Caramelized Onions – Fries

$

Mixed Mushroom Risotto

White Wine – Garlic – Shallots

$

Chicken Piccata

Lemon – Capers – Rice Pilaf

$

Vegetarian Pasta

Steamed & Sautéed Vegetables

$

Featured Dishes

Paella

Chicken – Shellfish – Chorizo

$

Seafood Risotto

Shallots – Garlic – White Wine – Sweet Butter

$

Lobster

Garlic Butter – Spicy Corn – Tarragon Potato Salad

$

Cioppino

Firm Fish – Shellfish – Grilled Baguette

$

Pan Roasted Monkfish

Pink Peppercorn – Brandy Cream Sauce – Rice Pilaf

$

Surf n’ Turf

Striploin Steak topped with Shrimp

Bernaise – Vegetables – Fries

$

The Nautilus

Shrimp – Oysters – Lobster – House Smoked Trout – Crab – House Smoked Salmon

Capers – Lemon – Cream Cheese – Red Onion – Roasted Garlic Aioli – House Baked Crostini

$

Seafood Pasta

Ask your Server – Market Value

Today’s Catch

Ask your Server – Market Value

For the Sea Lovers

Seared Scallops

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Puree

$

Grilled Atlantic Salmon

Steamed Vegetables – Rice Pilaf

$

Steamed Mussels

White Wine Garlic or Spicy Tomato

$

Salmon Burger

House Tartar Sauce – Lettuce – Fries

$

For the Landlubbers

Striploin Steak

Caramelized Onions & Mushrooms – Baked Potato – Grilled Rapini

$

Mixed Mushroom Risotto

White Wine – Garlic – Shallots

$

Chicken Piccata

Lemon – Capers – Rice Pilaf

$

Vegetarian Pasta

Steamed & Sautéed Vegetables

$

10 and Under

Pasta Dish

$

Fish n’ Chips

$

Chicken Strips & Fries

$

Kids Meals include Ice Cream Sundae with Sprinkles

Reservations

We aren’t taking reservations at this time.