Luma, Toronto

Luma is on the vanguard of leaders in the sustainable/local food movement in Ontario. A contemporary restaurant that pays homage to Toronto’s rich, multicultural landscape it’s globally inspired and locally sourced. Executive Chef Michael Wilson’s menu showcases fresh, artisanal dishes,...

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...

On the Twenty Restaurant, Jordan, Ontario

On the Twenty is where the regional food movement really took hold in Niagara. It was Ontario’s first winery restaurant. From the very earliest days, On the Twenty set the bar high and in doing so established standards for other winery restaurants across Canada.    A graduate of Niagara...

Le Caveau, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia

Le Caveau is rapidly becoming one of the finest dining experiences in Nova Scotia and Eastern Canada. In August 2011, Wine Access Magazine dubbed Le Caveau as “one of the 20 finest places to eat and drink ” in their article “The World’s Best Winery Restaurants.”  In...

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...

River Café, Calgary

Located in the middle of Prince’s Island Park, on the lagoon where the Bow River passes though downtown Calgary, River Café has featured “Seasonal Canadian Cuisine” since the mid-1990s.   Inspired by the natural setting of the Bow River Valley, the restaurant has the feel and nostalgic...

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...