The transformation of Eddie’s Lunch into Vivas continues.
Week by week, Vivas is slowly becoming the coolest place in Charlottetown to eat lunch. Just today, for example, both Perry Williams and Eric MacEwen — the Duke and Earl of Island Hip, as it were — had a Vivatastic lunch. Throw in regulars Roy Johnstone, Sara Saunders, Catherine Matthews, Jack LeClair, and Don Stewart to say nothing of an up and coming crowd of furry toque bearing younger hepcats, and it’s a regular Studio 54 of the East. Heck, even Kevin O’Brien is a sometimes regular, and he not only drives a VW Beetle, but he’s been known to wear a leather jacket from time to time.
All cool aside, the most profound Vivic change of late has been the introduction of Good Tea.
Regular readers will recall a recent lament in this space about the difficulty of procuring a good cup of tea in this town (or, indeed, in any town). Well, this is no longer a problem at Vivas. No word of a lie, I had the best cup of tea of my life today: served boiling hot in a very pleasant red clay teapot that didn’t spill when poured, with a heated mug, teaspoon, milk and sugar all provided (you be surprised how often one or the other of these is missing at other restaurants). The tea was, well, amazing. Really amazing. Amazing enough that you should probably drop everything right now and walk over to Vivas and have a cup of tea yourself.
Tell them I sent you.