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...

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....

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...