Delish! Delights on every menu!

Take a tastebud tour of town!

Article by Bill Hornbostel

This March, the Town of Cobourg is inviting you to come out of winter hibernation and savour the Flavours of Cobourg – a flavourful adventure to explore new menus at the same time as you support local businesses.

Restaurants around Cobourg like The Dutch Oven and Home Plate are participating in the culinary event, with fixed-price menus; depending on the restaurant, you can order curb-side pickup, delivery, or even book a reservation (COVID-19 regulations permitting).

Stefi Murphy describes the dinner and lunch menu at The Dutch Oven. “We’re doing a graze board, which is like a charcuterie platter or snack plate for adults,” she says. “All house-made hummus, mustard, paté. Then we’re doing a smoked salmon and bagel platter for two, with house-made bagels – we want to get our bagels on the map here, they’re tasty – and then, for more of a traditional lunch, just soup and homemade flatbread for two.”

At Home Plate, Leslie Beattie talks about their set-price menu for the event. “We’re doing chicken parm and homemade fish and chips. And then we have a house-made cheesecake that we make slightly fluffy.”

Experience Cobourg is spicing up the event with a chance to win one of 10 gift cards valued at $100 at a local business of the winner’s choosing. Keep your receipts and track your participation, then submit a Culinary Passport (link) by April 2; the more restaurants you visit, the more times your name is entered to win!

Beatty says about the event, “I think it’s a great idea to get people to try different restaurants in town!”

Flavours of Cobourg will run from March 8 through March 20; for more information about Flavours of Cobourg and all the participating restaurants, you can visit the website,

Flavours of Cobourg is being sponsored by Experience Cobourg (link), in partnership with Cobourg’s Economic Development Department, Cobourg’s Downtown Business Improvement Area, and the Northumberland Central Chamber of Commerce, with funding from FedDev Ontario and the Regional Relief Recovery Fund.

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