Award-Winning Nova Scotia Restaurant to Close This Fall


LUNENBURG, N.S. — Fleur De Sel, an award-winning, fine-dining French restaurant in Lunenburg, N.S., will close its doors this fall after 15 years, according to the Chronicle Herald.

Martin and Sylvie Ruiz Salvador, its owners, announced Tuesday that the restaurant will close on October 13, as they look to spend more time with their two-year-old son. They also plan to shift their attention to four other eateries they currently run in Lunenburg: the Salt Shaker Deli, South Shore Fish Shack, Beach Pea and Oyster Bar.

Fleur De Sel won the Halifax edition of the Gold Medal Plates culinary competition three times — more than any other restaurant. The restaurant has also earned Four-Diamond status from the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) every year since 2007.

Despite the closure, the owners say they have no intention of selling the business. As a mom-and-pop restaurant and owner-operated establishment, the Salvadors opted to go out as the business’ sole owners, according to the Star Halifax. The historic building that houses the restaurant is expected to go up for sale in the coming weeks.

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