Abruzzi, London, Ontario

Chef/Owner Dave Lamers is inspired by the flavours of the Italian countryside but his real passion springs from growing up on a farm, collecting the freshest eggs and helping in the garden here in Canada. We first met when he was a newly-graduated young cook on Prince Edward Island where great...

The Chase, Toronto

When one looks at the various restaurants, including Colette Grand Café, that The Chase Group handles with such an emphasis on fresh seafood and produce, it’s little wonder that Tyler Shedden was named Culinary Director.  His recent bio is peppered with high end experience but his childhood...

Peller Estates Winery Restaurant, Niagara on the Lake

With its sweeping views, the Peller Estates Winery Restaurant is the very heart of this great Niagara winery.  It is here that Executive Chef Winery and CityLine personality Jason Parsons works his seasonally-inspired magic. Coming into his tenth as Executive Chef, Parsons’ dedication to Canadian...

Colette Grand Café, Toronto

Given the upscale location of Colette, it’s hard to imagine that Executive Chef Jennifer Dewasha hails from very rural roots. She grew up picking berries at her Mom’s dairy farm near Cornwall where one of her most vivid memories is having the agitator turned off in the milk tank so the...

Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa, Cambridge, Ontario

Few restaurateurs have had such an impact on the Canadian hospitality industry as Bill Bennett and Mary Beaton. Bill is an architect with a passion for old Ontario structures and between them they completed the first renovation of The Millcroft Inn in the small mill town of Alton on the Credit...

Mount Julian @ Viamede Resort, Woodview (Stoney Lake), Ontario

A century-old traditional Ontario resort hotel, Viamede Resort, and adjoining Mount Julian Resort, have been Stoney Lake landmarks since 1885. Steeped in history, Viamede sits on 165 acres of choice Kawartha Lakes wilderness. The resort overlooks exclusive Stoney Lake and boasts 2000 feet of...

Miijidaa café + bistro, Guelph, Ontario

Few restaurateurs have been so far ahead of the curve as Bob Desautels.  He began sourcing local ingredients ages before it was sexy.  It wasn’t easy but all along he knew it was right. His restaurants, The Neighbourhood Group, have supported farmers and fishers; brewers and winemakers for...

La Banane, Toronto

With La Banane, the group of stridently European-style restaurants that includes Buca, Buca Yorkville and Bar Buca, has recently expanded its reach to France.  The super-talented chefs, Brandon Olson and Basilio Peace, create menus that change with the seasons and would be at home in any of Quebec...

Treadwell Farm to Table Cuisine, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario

Stephen Treadwell is one of this Province’s food stars.  He was recently honoured by the Ontario Hostelry Institute with a Gold Award as Restaurateur of the Year and claimed a Silver in the 2014/2015 and 2016 Good Food Innovation Awards from The University of Guelph and Food Day Canada. Long...

Norman Hardie Pizza Oven & Tasting Bar, Wellington, Ontario

Norman Hardie is a hands-on vintner.  His accolades only scratch the surface of how much vinous pleasure he’s provided for so many.  His wines exemplify the possibilities for Canadian wine.  The ingredients for his wine begin in the soil of this particular corner of Prince Edward County....