Elgin County

THE WINDJAMMER INN: Elgin’s Premiere Farm-to-Table Dining Experience

Written by Local Flavour

The Windjammer Inn

Exuding warmth and ambiance only found in genuine heritage buildings, the Inn provides the perfect setting for dining on fresh produce from the lake and garden, expertly prepared and beautifully presented.

Kim Saunders

The Scene

A block from Port Stanley’s charming harbour, the Inn was built in 1854 and has been lovingly restored. Cozy seating arrangements include a vintage harvest table for large groups or Chef’s Tastings. In season, there are additional tables on the wraparound veranda. For overnight stays, the Inn has three tastefully appointed rooms with modern amenities and two Premium Jacuzzi Suites next door.

The Harvest Table & Bar

Menu Highlights

Owner and accomplished chef Kim Saunders sources her ingredients from the large Elgin County farm network, seeking local and organic, ethically-raised products. Saunders also grows many of her own herbs, edible flowers and heirloom vegetables in the gardens surrounding the Inn.

Chef notes her Feast ON™-certified seasonal menu is subject to change “at the whim of the Kitchen Spirits and Mother Nature !” Exceptional finds are the basis of the Windjammer’s Chef Table menu. This prix fixe offering for dinner service changes weekly.

Always innovative, Chef draws upon years of experience with what she calls her Flora and Fauna Collections. The Flora Collection is predominantly plant-forward dishes and most can be prepared fully plant-based upon request. Offerings might include a savoury Southern Crunch Cauliflower with an Alabama tailgate sauce and siracha maple drizzle. A feature from the Fauna Collection could include exquisite Sterling Silver Beef Tenderloin with Yukon Gold savoury wedges and a smoked onion “steak sauce.”

At Weekend Brunch, expect to find a hearty Farmer’s Breakfast of perfect scrambled eggs with chives, herbed home fries, bacon, farmer’s sausage and ancient grain toast. The Fisher’s Breakfast substitutes cornmeal-crusted perch for the Farmer’s meats. Plant-based options are also available, and the market-inspired Soup of the Moment is reliably inspired and delectable.

Farm-to-Table Cuisine & Inn

324 Smith Street, Port Stanley ON
(Over the bridge, before the beach)

Menu Changes Seasonally
Chef’s Table Prix Fixe Dinner
Service Changes Weekly
Recommended in Where to Eat in Canada for 15 Consecutive Years
Gourmet Breakfast Included with Overnight Stays