FireWorks, Inn at Bay Fortune, Fortune, Prince Edward Island

Rooted on the coast near Souris, P.E.I., The Inn at Bay Fortune’s gracious gardens and talented kitchen are embedded in island food culture.  It is the home of Chef Michael Smith’s dream restaurant.  Any one who has watched him in action knows that he casts a large presence and his...

The Pearl Eatery, North Rustico, PEI

“We believe that sipping a glass of wine and sharing a meal that is fresh, creative and visual, in a beautiful, ambient setting, is simply the way it should be.”   Like a diamond in the rough or a pearl found in the sea, The Pearl is one of PEI’s culinary treasures, located between the...

The Old Prune, Stratford, Ontario

Chef Bryan Steele has taught and mentored dozens of Canada’s new wave of top chefs. In his role as Chef/Instructor at the Stratford Chefs School, which holds classes in his kitchen, he has, in many ways,  laid a foundation for the food revolution that we are currently experiencing today in...

Sooke Harbour House Receives Well-deserved Kudos

Bravo!!!!   Frederique and Sinclair Philip and the team at Sooke Harbour House are kicking off 2011 with an incredible (and accurate) review from Globe and Mail restaurant critic, Alexandra Gill. In her column of January 1, she writes: “It wasn’t just the best meal of the year – it was one...

It’s “The Royal” For Good Reason!

From November 5 – 14, the country came to the city to strut their talents and the season’s harvest. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is as good as a fair can get and still holds the record as being the largest indoor agricultural exposition on earth. The dairy cows are groomed...

Wine in Saskatchewan!

Tucked into the shelter of the Cypress Hills is an elegant winery that specializes in fruit wines.  My absolute fave was Prairie Cherry likely because I know the researcher who created the hybrid, Dr. Bob Bors. More intense than other sour cherries like the Montmorency grown in the Niagara region...

Bison Sliders and Quebec Foie Gras

After a massive welcoming Pig Roast on Friday night, the Opening Ceremony was followed by a “Canadian Lunch” which was a roving feast from one region to another to another. Two stations (other than the beer truck) quickly developed line ups.  On one side of the field, Yukon Chef Victor...

Umami Rules!

There were many exceptional tastes at the CCC.  One which again provided a great example of the concept of Umami…the combination of delicious foods being heightened when combined, was prepared by Chef Nakano of the Fairmont Empress Hotel and his team.  They re-hydrated herring roe dried on...

The Canadian Chefs Congress

Bringing the chefs community together has never been an easy task but for three days, in the rain-soaked coastal dampness, chefs from all across Canada gathered to learn, to network, to party  and the taste the riches of one another’s regional riches. Held at Providence Farm in the storied...

BEAST is having a Comfort Food Saturday

On Saturday August 28th, BEAST ‘s chef Scott Vivian is serving forth Pastrami & Pinot.  The pastrami is house made and the Pinot Gris is from Niagara’s Fielding winery.  From 11 a.m. to midnight…cost...

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