Mount Julian @ Viamede Resort, Woodview (Stoney Lake), Ontario
A century-old traditional Ontario resort hotel, Viamede Resort, and adjoining Mount Julian Resort, have been Stoney Lake landmarks since 1885. Steeped in history, Viamede sits on 165 acres of choice Kawartha Lakes wilderness. The resort overlooks exclusive Stoney Lake and boasts 2000 feet of shoreline complete with docks, swimming beach and lakefront cottages.
Viamede has a long and storied history. The original building is said to have been built in 1885, although the origins are murky with surveys from 1873 showing a smaller building marked “hotel”. In 1907, this building burned down, and the “new” Viamede was built in its place, featuring modern amenities of electric light and running water.
The Inn at Mount Julian, now Viamede’s culinary heart, is better documented. The complex was built between 1865 and 1875, although buildings have been added and demolished over the years. The two main buildings, The Inn at Mount Julian itself and the manager’s residence, have remained largely unchanged.
In late 2010, Viamede Resort was purchased by current Owner and General Manager, Ben Samänn. With a Swiss education in Hotel Management and a family background in the hotel and restaurant industry, Ben was keen to return Viamede to its former glory as the finest resort destination in the Kawarthas. To that end, grand changes, renovations and upgrades have taken place throughout the resort. It’s all about exceptional guest experiences.
New to Viamede is long time Kawartha resident, Chef Jay Nutt. He has lived and worked across Canada in his 30 year career including stops in Jasper, Toronto and Charlottetown. A long-time proponent of supporting local growers and producers, the menus he creates for Viamede reflect a sense of both time and place.
Food Day Canada
August 5, 2017
Viamede Farm Maple Bratwurst with Apple chutney
595 Duck Egg Omelette with mushroom confit
Martin’s Farm Tomato salad with front porch arugula and Gunn Hill Oxford’s Harvest cheese
Hill-smoked Ontario Rainbow Trout with House Pickles (cat tails, pearl onions and asparagus)
Conservation Trail Garlic Mustard Crème Fraiche
Chilled Wild Leek and Potato soup with lovage oil, honey and cream
Warm Scones with Spruce Tip and honey butter
Carpaccio of Venison with 12 year old Lindsay Bandaged Goat Cheddar, Front Desk Microgreens and Chili oil.
Sous vide Bison Ribeye with Pickled Niagara Cherries, Charred Heirloom carrots, red wine jus
Hard Winter Bread bread pudding with McLean’s Berry Farm sweet corn ice cream, preserved raspberries, white chocolate lavender cream
All-Ontario Cheese board with crostini and boozy fruit
Mount Julian at Viamede is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve a table.
Mount Julian at Viamede est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs. Contactez Mount Julian at Viamede directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation.
Mount Julian at Viamede
595 Mount Julian – Viamede Road,
Woodview (Stoney Lake), Ontario K0L 3E0