Manuka, Moncton, New Brunswick

The tagline of Manuka, a colourful restaurant close to downtown Moncton, is “cuisine instinctive’.  As the seasons flow by week by week, Chef Camille Pluymackers allows her menus to reflect the nuances that more static menus can rarely achieve.  If mussels are perfect, she’ll...

Coy Wolf Bistro, Sackville, New Brunswick

Finding a restaurant of this calibre in relatively rural New Brunswick is an utter joy.  Chef Alan Barbour is at the stoves and Sarah Evans, his wife and partner, is one of the most dedicated foragers I’ve met.  Let’s begin with the cocktail she names the “Seaside Negroni”...

Verger Belliveau Orchard Café, Memramcook, New Brunswick

The winding drive beside the Peticodiac River takes you through hills and by some of the original Acadian dike-land that was re-claimed centuries ago by the early Francophone settlers. Today with the moderation of the Bay of Fundy, fruit trees flourish, particularly apples. In 1932, Sébastien...

Cacao, Vancouver

In the evolution of Canadian cuisine there’s been country-style; cuisine minceur; deconstructed dishes and whole menus bent out of shape with gelatins, foams and a myriad of other concoctions. Cacao Chef Jefferson Alvarez is taking his notion of wild and local to a whole new iteration....

Sonora Resort, Sonora Island, British Columbia

Sonora Resort is in what many believe is to be the most beautiful setting in coastal British Columbia, perhaps on the planet.  Sonora Island is at the mouth of Bute Inlet, a fiord where the majestic, glacier-crowned coastal mountains rise out of the ocean. The rivers that melt from them spill into...

Windjammer Restaurant, Delta Beauséjour, Moncton, New Brunswick

Located in relatively rural New Brunswick, Chef Stefan Müller has access to some spectacular ingredients, many of which he has seen develop in the 14 years he has been at the Delta Beauséjour. His 100 mile menu is served all summer long.   Begin with the very local Beausoleil oysters that find...

Les Brumes du Coude, Moncton, New Brunswick

The tag line for this great Moncton restaurant is “Un Bistrot Presque Traditionnel” — an almost traditional bistro.  Located in the Moncton’s Aberdeen Cultural Centre, there would be no better description, combining the heritage of the Acadian peoples, the First Nations and...

Little Louis’ Oyster Bar, Moncton, New Brunswick

Little Louis’ Oyster Bar dedicates its menu to stylishly celebrating the food life of the region. Tucked up a set of stairs on the second floor, this warm and inviting dining room is absolute proof that a climb doesn’t keep hungry (and wise) diners away.  There you’ll find a wine...

The Rosemont General Store & Cafe, Rosemont, Ontario

Rosemont General Store and Cafe is part of an extraordinary renaissance of this small hamlet which includes The Globe Restaurant. It all revolves around food and hospitality under the guidance of Janice O’Born and her husband Earle who’ve owned a farm in the region for decades.  Their...

The Globe, Rosemont, Ontario

When the near-legendary Toronto chef Martin Kouprie left the Toronto dining scene which he led for decades, it left a huge hole in that city’s dining scene. Over the years he’s mentored many of the nation’s top chefs and inspired countless others. After taking some very well...