I am so full right now!!! The second day of our trip was definitely a success on the food front. Unfortunately we weren’t as lucky with my sister’s car, which had to be taken into the shop because of some weird noises it was making. Fingers crossed it will be fixed in time to depart for Portland on Thursday!
Other than that little complication, the day was great. We started it off early at 6 am with a workout at the The Westin Nova Scotian’s hotel gym. I was really impressed with it! There was good selection of machines, they were all brand new, and they even had their own individual tvs! I did a sweaty 40 minutes on the elliptical with some high quality reading material.
After showering and getting ready, we headed down to The Westin’s breakfast buffet. Usually the word “buffet” conjures up thoughts of styrofoam eggs and lukewarm bacon that looks and tastes like plastic, but I was really impressed with the one at The Westin Nova Scotian! There were tons of fresh, healthy options like fruit, granola, yogurt, muesli, customized omelets, smoked salmon, and more.
Guess what I got? The oatmeal of course! I topped it with strawberries, blueberries, raisins, dried blueberries, and banana plus my own soy nut butter that I brought with me from home – I never travel without that stuff.
We spent the morning helping to move in my sister, then we headed out for a sushi lunch at Hamachi House on Morris Street. We went here last year when we visited Halifax and it was so good that we just had to go back again!
I ordered the seaweed salad to start and the sushi lunch, which came with half a salmon roll, half a tuna roll, and 4 pieces of nirigi sushi (salmon, tuna, shrimp and tamago). I also ordered an extra order of salmon nigiri sushi, but they accidentally brought me an extra salmon roll instead. I didn’t mind though and ate it anyways. The sushi is expensive at Hamachi House, at least by Ontario standards, but well worth it!
The afternoon was a blur of errands and unpacking – not very exciting stuff. Dinner is definitely worth a mention though! We went to Morris East, which is known for its gourmet wood oven-fired pizzas.
I started off with its roasted wood-fired local vegetables, which turned out to be sweet potato, kale and broccoli. I swear Morris East must have created this dish just for me – these are all my favourite vegetables! It was a bit over salted for my liking, but still delicious.
I also ordered a pizza with organic roasted chicken, balsamic glazed onions, fresh figs, mozzarella, and dandelion greens. I’ve always wanted to try figs on a pizza and this one did not disappoint. The flavours were incredible together and it had the perfect thin crust – crispy but still chewy. I ate all but one piece and even though I was exploding, I still wish I could have fit in that last piece just to enjoy the flavours for 1 more minute.
Now we’re back at the hotel room just hanging out. I’m too stuffed to do anything else! I hope I can sleep off this fullness because I definitely need to make room for tomorrow – we’re going to the two restaurants that I’m most excited about visiting. I’ll post again tomorrow night unless I fall into a food coma!
Do you work out when you’re travelling?
Do you like non-traditional pizza toppings such as figs? What’s the best non-traditional pizza you’ve eaten?