Culinary Experience

Make it! Bake it! Eat it!

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 Aunt Hetti Shows You How

That’s right.  You can make your very own berry pie.  Aunt Hetti will show you how!  Our Pastry Chefs make the most delicious pastries, desserts and breads you could possible imagine.  They can’t wait to show you how it’s done.  Peep through the windows of Aunt Hetti’s Kitchen (located in the Olde Shoppe Restaurant) and watch the processes.  Book a space at the pastry table, put on an apron and get your hands in the dough yourself.  This culinary experience is a “MUST DO”.

Our berry pies are famous along the Road to the Shore.  People from Newtown and the surrounding area are regulars at the Olde Shoppe Restaurant.  Tourists travel the Road to taste our traditional Newfoundland meals.  Everybody scrambles to buy our freshly baked pies and homemade bread as a ‘take-away’ before hitting the Road again.

The KitchenAunti Hetti’s Kitchen is a new feature for the Barbour Living Heritage Village opened in 2014.  This summer we’re offering lessons in the art of pastry making.  We’ll show you how to make a mouthwatering pastry, roll out the dough and then fill it with pie filling made right here at the Olde Shoppe Restaurant using local berries.  Step by step, Aunt Hetti will work with you as you go through the process, right down to the lattice top.  We’ll then bake your pie and hand it over to you as a ‘take-away’ along with the recipe and instructions.  Take it to your table and enjoy it with your meal.  Show off your handiwork and share it with you friends or eat it all yourself.

Book Your Space

You’ll need to contact us to book ahead.  Spaces are limited at the pastry table.



Rita Love Memorial Kitchen

Aunt Hetti’s Kitchen was made possible by the Rita Love Memorial Trust Fund.  Rita Love was born and raised in this area. In her late teens she moved to Boston to ‘go into service’. This was typical for many young men and women in the early days as moving away presented the best, and sometimes only, way to find meaningful work. Rita did not return to Newfoundland but always remembered her childhood home. She left a Trust Fund to the people of the Cape Freels area. In her memory, the Cape Freels Heritage Trust created the viewing kitchen at the Village as a place where people could watch and learn the art of baking, our way.

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