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...

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...

Restaurant EVOO, Montréal

EVOO, a comfortably elegant restaurant is known for its contemporary, locally-inspired cuisine.  Chefs Sophie Ouellets and Peter Saunders met Maitre D’ Claudie Harvey when they were working at one of the city’s finest…the long-lamented Restaurant DNA. Their then-Executive Chef, Derek...

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....

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....

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...