[email protected], Fairmont Vancouver Airport, Vancouver

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport is a luxury hotel in the middle of one of the busiest, most modern airports in North America. Recently voted the #1 Airport Hotel in North America for the fifth year in a row at the Skytrax World Airport Awards, this AAA / CAA 4-diamond Vancouver airport luxury hotel...

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...

Manoir Hovey, North Hatley, Quebec

On the banks of Lake Massawippi, near North Hatley in Quebec’s Eastern Townships (L’Estrie), this inn and the chefs have been harvesting the region and serving it forth for as long as I’ve been writing about it. I published then-Chef Roland Ménard’s recipe in 1990 for lamb tenderloin...

Blue Hat Bistro at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, Vancouver

The location of the Blue Hat Bistro  in the Pacific Institute of the Culinary Arts could hardly be better…within a short walk from Granville Island Market.  Operated by internationally trained chefs and owned by one of Canada’s food legends, Yves Potvin. A former French chef, Quebec...

Founders House Dining and Drinks, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

The region around Annapolis Royal and Founders House is steeped in very early Canadian history with Fort Anne, Canada’s first administered National Historic Site, within sight.  For someone who loves to get a sense of place, the story of Fort Anne is riveting.  Over the centuries, the Annapolis...

The Lobby Lounge and RawBar at Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, Vancouver

The Fairmont Pacific Rim was built for the 2010 Olympics and the tension in waiting for this luxurious property to fling open its door all across the city and within the travel industry was palpable. It is truly glamorous.  So much so that it’s received the CAA/AAA Five Diamond Award. ...

The Rich Uncle Tavern, Kitchener, Ontario

Located in Kitchener-Waterloo, a region steeped in history, The Rich Uncle Tavern looked back to find inspiration for its name and in doing so, did not need to search very far. In the late 1800’s, Joseph Winterhalt, a local cigar manufacturer in Kitchener, which was then known as the City of...

Farmhouse Tavern, Toronto

Describing themselves as “Serving farmhouse hospitality. Rooted in the charming influences of the rural Ontario farmhouse. A little bit country/ A lot rock & roll. Cooking a blackboard menu of farm driven food. Pouring Ontario craft brews + VQA juice.” Sounds like this place was made with Food...

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia

“A luxury tented safari on the edge of the world, in the heart of the glorious wild.”    This only partially sums up Clayoquot Wilderness Resort.  A member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux, this  eco-safari-style resort Outpost is open seasonally to guests from all over the...

Taverne Monkland, Montréal

“This is what a ‘local’ looks like in Montreal.  Stylish, great food and very, very comfortable! Monkland Taverne has been an institution in Notre Dame de Grace (NDG) since 1995 and the team of owners –  Josh Crowe, Barbara Irwin, Stephen Leslie, Boris Schweers and Donald Lovell  – have been...