Growlers Ice Cream Shop, Joe Batt’s Arm, Newfoundland

Growlers is pure Newfoundland.  Hyper-seasonal in nature, its staff, who are all local women, make some of the most innovative ice creams anywhere. They are sensational! Using the islands rich supply of berries, the signature recipes were originally imagined by St. John’s Chef Michelle...

Bogside Brewing, Montague, Prince Edward Island

It is so good to see Chef Dave Mottershall back cooking on Prince Edward Island.  No matter where he’s been, his Instagram handle is @chef_rouge…likely because of his red hair, but also because of the red-soiled island that he calls home. Dave has chef’d everywhere from Banff...

FireWorks, Inn at Bay Fortune, Fortune, Prince Edward Island

Rooted on the coast near Souris, P.E.I., The Inn at Bay Fortune’s gracious gardens and talented kitchen are embedded in island food culture.  It is the home of Chef Michael Smith’s dream restaurant.  Any one who has watched him in action knows that he casts a large presence and his...

Charlotte Lane Café, Shelburne, Nova Scotia

Chef Roland Glauser hails originally from Switzerland but has spent his adult life perfecting his culinary artistry in Canada, from Jasper to Halifax where he and his wife, Kathleen, settled for many years. Twenty one years ago they moved to the absolutely beautiful, some say...

Chives Canadian Bistro, Halifax

Chef Craig Flinn and his talented team are known across Canada for their dedication to the food of the Atlantic region, most specifically Nova Scotia. Craig’s book, Fresh and Local, published in 2009,  is just an extension of that dedication. Although he has a degree from St. Mary’s...

2 Doors Down, Halifax

Leave it to Craig Flinn, the popular Chef/Owner of Chives Canadian Bistro to deal with a problem by opening another restaurant.   Chives is fine dining and  his clientele were asking for a casual place with great food that is open for lunch.   2 Doors Down is Craig’s response.“We don’t want...

The Canteen, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Renée Lavallée’s public title is “Chef, Mother, Crazy Cheeses Lover”. As of 2014, she added “Restaurateur” to her moniker.  The Canteen quickly became one of the coolest new restaurants in Nova Scotia and this year grew out of its relatively small quarters. Renée...

Origines Cuisine Maritime, Caraquet, New Brunswick

“Le chef et propriétaire Benjamin Cormier revient dans sa région natale, après avoir travaillé dans des restaurants de fine cuisine, afin d’offrir une expérience aux saveurs inspirées du terroir des Maritimes. Le restaurant Origines Cuisine Maritime offre un menu gastronomique sous...

Fox Harb’r Resort, Fox Harbour, Nova Scotia

With two Oceanwise-certified trout ponds where the chef can land the fish himself prior to dinner; the second largest single block vineyard in Nova Scotia on-site and being situated in one of the lushest growing areas in Eastern Canada, Fox Harb’r Resort is a chef’s dream.   Executive...

Chinched Restaurant & Deli, St. John’s, Newfoundland

“To chinch: to caulk or fill the seams in a boat; to stow stuff or pack tightly. ”  Dictionary of Newfoundland English, University of Toronto Press, 1982. Chinched Bistro is real jewel of a place with some cocktails that even urban Vancouver restaurants would envy. The tag line is that...