FanJoy Restaurant, Hillsburgh, Ontario

Becoming a competitive and award-winning chef is not for the faint of heart.  But Pam Fanjoy who earned her Masters in Social Work and left a very successful career in mediation and therapy, did just that.  She was always cooking for friends – we know how healing that can be in itself...

The Red Rabbit, Stratford, Ontario

Owners Jessie Votary and Sean Collins (Head Chef ) along with their staff who all have a share in the restaurant, have crafted a supplier list that looks like a who’s who of regional producers.  Few farmers raise better meat than Max and Vicki Lass.  Heck, they supply Toronto’s Buca,...

Restaurant at Redstone, Niagara

In his quest to explore terroir, Moray Tawse leaves no stone unturned. First came his namesake winery in Vineland. For his second major project he went further afield to found Marchand-Tawse and Domaine Tawse in Burgundy. And now, back on home turf, he has created Redstone Winery, in Beamsville,...

360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower, Toronto

Their tagline is “Canadian Ingredients ~~ Canadian Wine ~~ Canadian View”  Since John Morris took over as the Executive Chef, 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...

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...

The Glen Tavern, Glen Williams, Ontario

It was once a busy mill town but now, thanks to the vision of a number of artist/entrepreneurs, it has become one of the prettiest hamlets in southern Ontario. On the park-like banks of the Credit River, where fly fishers cast their lines in search of brook and brown trout, steelhead and salmon,...

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...