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 has been 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...

Raymond’s Restaurant, St. John’s, Newfoundland

Raymond’s Restaurant has set a new bar for Canadian dining. Located in a wonderful old bank building in downtown St. John’s, Chef Jeremy Charles celebrates both the modern and traditional ingredients of Newfoundland and Labrador. Almost as soon as it opened, Raymond’s was named...

The Merchant Tavern, St. John’s, Newfoundland

The Merchant Tavern, named because, as co-owners Jeremy Bonia and Jeremy Charles write, “For hundreds of years, merchants have played a role in the development of St. John’s and the province. Merchants came from England and supplied resident fishing families with the goods and equipment...

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...

East Coast Bistro, Saint John, New Brunswick

Sometimes I just marvel at how small the culinary world is here in Canada.   Landing last year from Vancouver in the great coastal city of Saint John, N.B. Chef Tim Muehlbauer and Chef Kimberley Steele bring not only impressive credentials but a solid connection to many of British Columbia’s...

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...

Shadow Lawn Country Inn, Rothesay, New Brunswick

Shadow Lawn’s Executive Chef, Markian Shafransky, is one of the veterans of New Brunswick food. Originally from Montreal, his cuisine draws many influences from his Ukrainian heritage. This merging of “old school” ideas and respect for food, coupled with some “new...

Trout Point Lodge, Kemptville, Nova Scotia

When I think of Nova Scotia, I imagine vast beaches and the magnificent Atlantic ocean.  But deep in the lake-dotted wilderness, in a region so under-populated that the night skies are renowned for star-gazing, is the fabulous Trout Point Lodge.  The forest is thick and fragrant…so perfumed...

Truck-Side, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

When it opened last spring, Truck-Side became Canada’s first indoor food truck – food court. It is also a very real destination!  The creation of the over-active mind of Chef/Restaurateur Bill Pratt – also of Habeneros and Cheese Curds – Truck-Side is a virtual trip across...

Chinched Bistro, 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...