Eat at Cabot Shores Bistro
A Wonderful and Unique Culinary Experience
Our chefs have expertly incorporated all of our values into their menus. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, a local seafood lover, carnivore or somewhere in between, you’ll be sure to find something on our menu that delights your taste buds!
Chef Ron MacNeil
Chef Ron hails from Cape Breton Island and started cooking professionally at the young age of just 15. Early in his career, Ron rose to the top of each kitchen he was a part of. By the age of 23 he received his first Executive Chef role at a Boutique Country Inn. Ron proceeded to take them from a 4 ½ to 5 star location- the only one in Cape Breton. He has been featured as a guest chef for many different resorts, a consultant chef for restaurants, and has been picked three years in a row as one of six local chefs for the international culinary event “Right Some Good”. He has been the Executive Chef at an authentic Italian restaurant, a high end bistro and most recently, at a Saskatchewan wilderness resort overseeing multiple restaurants with some 30 chefs and banquet facilities.
His cooking philosophy stems from using fresh, local and authentic ingredients, and is also strongly influenced by his East Coast roots. Under Ron’s direction, the Cabot Shores Bistro will surely be filled with local seafood, fresh produce and home style flavors.
Chef Nicole Finney
Chef Nicole was born and raised in the small town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario on her family’s farm. She moved to Halifax where she attended Culinary School and graduated at the top of her class with honors. She was a part of numerous Canadian cooking competitions and a part of culinary events such as Chef’s for UNICEF and the National Chef’s Convention. Nicole applied to be an apprentice for the international culinary event “Right Some Good” and won top apprentice for all of Canada in 2012. She also received a scholarship from the Canadian Hospitality Foundation for Culinary Arts in 2013.
Nicole has cooked across the country, always using Canada’s finest and freshest ingredients. She is moving on to earn her Red Seal under the supervision of Chef Ron MacNeil and continues to channel the inspiration of our country’s beautiful farming in to every dish.
At our Bistro our guest enjoy a variety of delicious dishes. Chefs Ron and Nicole are a wonderful team that will undoubtedly surprise and delight your taste buds. They go above and beyond your expectations everyday and we are enthused to be able to offer our guests such a wonderful and unique culinary experience.
The Bistro is open daily from 5:30pm to 8pm. Please let us know if you have a special diet such as vegetarian or vegan, gluten-free etc.
Our fully-licensed bar offers local wines, spirits and beers, including Cape Breton based organic micro-brewery Big Spruce. Please note that in Nova Scotia, you must be 19 years old or older to purchase alcohol and only licensed alcohol is served in the Bistro area.
We also cater to large groups, such as weddings, family reunions, educational groups, retreats, cycling tours or other special occasions, and can work with groups to accommodate special dietary requirements. Contact us to find out more about our group catering!