Brooklyn Warehouse, Halifax

As a restaurateur George Christakos is dedicated to the Slow Food philosophy which is, in reality, was how he grew up.  He calls is  “cooking like our grandparents.” And then quickly adds, “I feel it is our responsibility to leave the food culture of our region in a better state...

The Claddagh Oyster House, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

The Claddagh Oyster House is P.E.I.’s oldest independent one owner restaurant. The “Claddagh Room” was opened by Liam and Kim Dolan in 1983, and over the past 34 years has gone through several remodels and transformations. Chef Mitchell Jackson and his team maintain the culinary philosophy of the...

Nicole’s Café, Fogo Island, Newfoundland

To find such a fine restaurant tucked into a tiny, relatively remote village, is very unusual.  It’s why most of us who love food actually travel. Fogo Islanders are a special breed.  Tenacious and proud and very creative.  Nicole’s Café in Joe Batt’s Arm, a coastal hamlet half...

Grates Cove Studios, Grates Cove, Newfoundland

It might be said that it all began for Terrence Howell as a fine woodworking studio then blossomed into an artist’s retreat house with food that is reminiscent of the Cajun cuisine that his wife, Courtney, grew up with.  But it actually started long before then.  Terrence Howell grew up on...

Cheese Curds Gourmet Burgers & Poutinerie, Dartmouth, N.S.

There’s only one Bill Pratt! He battled it out on Iron Chef America as one of two sous chefs to Chef Michael Smith, the other one being Rouge’s Paul Rogalski.  In doing so, Bill became the very first Canadian Forces Cook to take on the Iron Chef challenge.  He was Executive Chef of...

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 &...

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...

Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food, St. John’s, NFLD

For such a youthful company, it’s safe to say that Rocket (few ever use the full name) has become a full fledged St. John’s institution. Comments from food writers and Facebook fans say it all. Amidst the 5 Star customer reviews this one stood out. “Truly a gem in the crown that...

Savour in the Garden, St. Andrew’s by the Sea, New Brunswick

Chef Alex Haun is a someone to watch and to dine with.   He was lured away from his great personally-run restaurant to open Savour in the Garden, the small dining space in Canada’s Garden of the Year 2013, Kingbrae. “I first decided I wanted to be a chef when working in the kitchen at...

Sims Corner Steakhouse & Oyster Bar, Charlottetown, PEI

Taking its name from the Sims family who owned the original tract of land in the very early 1800’s, Sims Corner Steakhouse, the first authentic steakhouse on Prince Edward Island, has had a colourful past including a stretch during Prohibition as a “conviviality shop.” Owned by...