Candide, Montreal

Way back in 1825 cultural commentator Brillat-Savarin wrote: “The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a star.”   Chef John Winter Russell is one of those culinary creators who is intentionally building a bright and vital culinary scene...

Soif: Bar à vin, Gatineau, Québec

SOIF Bar à Vin is a true wine bar, where wine is their focus. Champion sommelier Veronique Rivest has curated a concise but ever-changing list offering authentic wines, wines that speak of a place, with an emphasis on organic and biodynamic growing practices…natural and real wines made by...

Les Jardins de Métis, Grand Métis, Quebec

Les Jardins de Métis is a magical place and a testament to a dream that has spanned generations of the Reford family. In the summer of 1926, Elsie Reford began transforming her fishing camp on the Metis River into a garden. Located 220 miles north-east of Quebec City, at 48.51º N. latitude, the...

Chez Edgar, Gatineau, Québec

Chez Edgar is a tiny (13 seats), comfortable restaurant that prides itself in the most local ingredients.  Chef Marysol Foucault harvests vegetables, herbs, greens and, of course strawberries, from her room top garden all summer long. Like all Food Day Canada chefs, she has a defined philosophy....

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...

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...