Borealis Bar and Grille, Kitchener, Ontario

It may be the Flying Monkey Hoptical Illusion…or one of the other 18 beers/ales on tap at the new Kitchener location of Borealis.  Or it may be the Barrie Brothers asparagus-corn chips with house made salsa or my absolute Borealis favourite, their BBQ’d pulled pork sandwich. But after only a week...

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery, St. David’s, Ontario

Chef-Proprietor Paul Harber has an enviable résumé. He grew up in Ontario wine country,  honed his culinary skills with Chef Michael Stadtlander and then headed to Germany for 18 months to work with Stadtlander’s brother in law’s 2 star Michelin restaurant in Stuttgart.  He returned to...

Sixthirtynine, Woodstock, Ontario

There is often so much buzz around the chefs in the wine regions and cities of Ontario that other areas of the province, ones that are incredibly rich in terms of ingredients and have flourishing farmers markets, are ignored. Sixthirtynine is a case in point. Eric Boyar has been on the vanguard of...

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. Now a veteran of Food Day, we first met when he was a newly-graduated young cook on Prince...

Farmhouse Tavern, Toronto

Describing themselves as “Serving farmhouse hospitality. Rooted in the charming influences of the rural Ontario farmhouse. A little bit country/ A lot rock & roll. Cooking a blackboard menu of farm driven food. Pouring Ontario craft brews + VQA juice.” Sounds like this place was made with Food...

The Ancaster Mill, Ancaster, Ontario

The history of Ancaster Mill and the origins of the Town of Ancaster are inseparable. Being the third oldest community in Ontario (after Kingston and Niagara-on-the-Lake), the settlement of Ancaster naturally evolved from the establishment of the flour mill. Ever since, the Ancaster Mill has been...

Northwinds Brewhouse & Kitchen, Collingwood, Ontario

This is the sort of website “About Us” post that makes me really happy! “Northwinds Brewhouse & Kitchen in Collingwood Ontario creates globally inspired hand crafted beers paired with innovative, locally sourced and seasonally focused food.” It continues, “Our...

Cambridge Mill, Cambridge, Ontario

On the Grand River, the location of the Cambridge Mill is downright gorgeous!  And the food matches! This is fine, approachable dining.  Part of Pearle Hospitality, The Cambridge Mill is dedicated to Earth to Table cuisine sourcing seasonal ingredients from near-by farms and food artisans and also...

Maple Leaf Tavern, Toronto

Jesse Vallins, the Executive Chef of the Maple Leaf Tavern brings a ton of street cred to this kitchen. He’s won the “Toronto Sausage League” championship three times…a perfect addition to any tavern’s menu.  As a well-read culinarian, he develops curriculum for...

The Bruce Hotel, Stratford, Ontario

Set on 6 1/2 acres on the outskirts of Stratford, one of Ontario’s most beautiful and most intense food-loving cities, The Bruce Hotel is making its mark as a culinary destination as well as an elegant location from which to explore the region.  Stratford is the food hub for much of...