The Norseman Restaurant, L’Anse Aux Meadows, Newfoundland

The Norseman, tucked neatly behind the stature of Leif Erickson, also has the freshest and most flavourful lobster you will ever encounter. How fresh? Well, the lobsters are kept in an enclosed crate in the ocean, just feet from the restaurant. You can pick your own with the chef. Adrian &...

J.K. Farm, Hillier / Prince Edward County, Ontario

This is a rather unusual post as J.K. Farm is just that and not officially a restaurant.  But when one gets the opportunity to eat a Jamie Kennedy meal, it’s worth shouting from the rooftops…or in this case, the FDC website. Every summer Chef Jamie Kennedy and his friends share the...

Les Jardins Sauvages, Saint-Roch de L’Achigan, Quebec

One of the neatest restaurants in Quebec, Les Jardins Sauvages, is owned and operated by Chef Nancy Hinton and forager/farmer François Brouillard. Aside from being a country eatery, they create and sell a line of products derived from wild plants and mushrooms at a farmer’s market stall at Marché...

Bar George, Montreal

When you grow up as a son of a hotelier, no matter where it is on earth, the whole notion of hospitality gets into your blood. Whether the young Kevin was flipping omelettes and making curries with his mother, or tagging along with his father at the hotel and restaurant where he worked, Kevin’s...

Lẽna, Toronto

Anthony Walsh, the creator of Lẽna, is one of the originals.  Early in his career he realized how important Canadian cuisine was to the entire Canada brand and pursued it relentlessly creating restaurants like Canoe and participating in every event that had anything to do with local regional and...

The Guild, Calgary

Calgary is such a new and modern city that older buildings are truly treasured. The original Hudson’s Bay is one of them and it’s now the home of Oliver and Bonacini’s The Guild Restaurant.  It’s the first real foray outside of Ontario for the super-talented O&B team, a...

Good Earth Food and Wine, Beamsville, Ontario

The name says a lot.  Nicolette Novak, the owner and dream-meister of the Good Earth Food and Wine has been one of the early adopters and on the forefront of the farm to table movement in Niagara, a region renowned for its tender fruit and grape industry. As many people over the years have...

Little Red’s Pub & Eatery, St. Mary’s, Ontario

Little Red’s story is tightly interwoven with the culinary powerhouse that began to develop in Stratford in the 1980s. Before they opened their lovely country location called Woolfy’s in 1999, Chris Woolf worked with Chef Neil Baxter at Rundle’s and then went on to teach at the...

Candide, Montreal

Way back in 1825 cultural commentator Brillat-Savarin wrote: “The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a star.”   Chef John Winter Russell is one of those culinary creators who is intentionally building a bright and vital culinary scene...

The Local Community Food Centre, Stratford, Ontario

Yes! We Can! That was the title of the most recent workshop devoted to food preservation. It sums up the attitude of this new and very vital part of the culinary community that began with Toronto’s legendary food centre, The Stop. With activist Steve Stacey at the helm and as part of...