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...

The Elora Brewing Company, Elora, Ontario

The Village of Elora has always been just a bit different….in the best way.  Set solidly on a limestone hill on the confluence of the Grand and Irvine Rivers where the high walls of Elora Gorge create some of the best rock climbing and hiking in southern Ontario…not to mention a new...

Play Food and Wine, Ottawa

Michael Moffatt is the Executive Chef of Play and its critically acclaimed sister restaurants of Beckta Dining & Wine and  Gezellig.  Michael is one of Canada’s most creative chefs and Stephen Beckta is certainly one of Canada’s great restaurateurs.  A reviewer in the National Post...

Treadwell Farm to Table, 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 Good Food Innovation Awards from Food Day Canada and The University of Guelph.   Long before they...

The Garrison House, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

The Garrsion House surfaced on my radar when I wanted to have a good meal in Niagara last winter.  The service was terrific and the food was honest and delicious. Chef David Watt calls his “modern Canadian cuisine” celebrating the ethnic diversity of Canada. Over his 23 year career...

360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower, Toronto

Their tagline is “Canadian Ingredients 🍁Canadian Wine 🍁Canadian View”  Since John Morris took over as the Chef de Cuisine, the dining experience at 360 has become even more stridently Canadian.  He hails from the renowned National Arts Centre in Ottawa where every meal was expected to...

Beckta Dining and Wine, Ottawa

Stephen Beckta is one of Canada’s great restaurateurs. There’s a winning combination at work here…his talent and the the team he has built with Chef Michael Moffatt.  An accomplished sommelier, Stephen started at Café Boulud working for the celebrated chef, Daniel Boulud,...

Gezellig, Ottawa

Gezellig is cousin to Stephen Beckta and Michael Moffatt’s  Play and their flagship, Beckta in a converted 1950’s bank building in trendy Westboro Village. The name suits, too.  “Gezellig (gah-zell-ig), is a Dutch adjective for convivial, cosy, or nice atmosphere, but also...

The Wellington Gastropub, Ottawa, Ontario

In Ottawa there’s a very tight knit chefs community and when they get together, even when it’s to compete, the camaraderie is real. The team at The Wellington Gastro Pub is large part of this city’s burgeoning culinary scene!  They are taking local to a new, approachable place....

Murray Street Kitchen, Ottawa

Simply named Murray Street Kitchen by owners Paddy Whalen and Steve Mitton, the restaurant was chosen by enRoute magazine as one of the top ten across Canada for 2009. For many, it still holds that ranking.  The summer patio is packed at noon. Food critic Anne DesBrisay calls it...

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