Maison Publique, Montréal

Derek Dammann has created the sort of restaurant he is all about…democratic and fun, delicious and fresh, thoughtful and sustainable. Maison Publique Chef Dammann, seen here at the left with his U of Guelph Innovation Award,  is revisiting the past, but as usual, his eye is on the horizon....

Fairmont Manoir Richelieu, Pointe au Pic (Charlevoix), Quebec

About a decade ago, Fairmont Hotels gave Le Manoir Richelieu (c. 1899) a $170 million make over.  In it’s very early days it was constructed to emulate a French castle and, today, it really is a grand hotel on one of the earth’s most glorious rivers.  At that point in La Malbaie, the...

Impasto, Montréal

The Italian influence is Canada is rich and deep! Five centuries ago two Italian adventurers who had a penchant for sailing set off on individual voyages in search of the Orient. The first, Cristoforo Colombo (Christopher Columbus) allied himself with the Queen of Spain and the second, a Venetian...

Soif: Bar à vin, Gatineau, Québec

Soif: Bar à vin is the bistro/wine bar created by one of the world’s most respected sommeliers, Véronique Rivest.  Located on the Québec side of the Ottawa River in Gatineau, it has become a destination, particularly for oenophiles who have followed this gracious lady’s career....

Restaurant Grenadine, Montréal

Grenadine is s small, cosy, BYOB restaurant serving ‘Montreal food’….French style with international flavours based on local ingredients. There’s tostada d’escargot and bavette de cheval, crème brulée au fois gras & compote de fruites,  onglet de boeuf servi...

La Tanière ~ Cuisine Boréale, Québec City, QC

La Tanière was founded in 1977 and, as such, is absolutely rooted in the culinary history of Québec City.  Even then, the menu was regional, specializing in game meats. This was the era of the now-legendary Serge Bruyère and across the Province, pride in their own food traditions was just...