The Norseman Restaurant, L’Anse Aux Meadows, Newfoundland

The Norseman, tucked neatly behind the stature of Leif Erickson, also has the freshest and most flavourful lobster you will ever encounter. How fresh? Well, the lobsters are kept in an enclosed crate in the ocean, just feet from the restaurant. You can pick your own with the chef. Adrian &...

J.K. Farm, Hillier / Prince Edward County, Ontario

This is a rather unusual post as J.K. Farm is just that and not officially a restaurant.  But when one gets the opportunity to eat a Jamie Kennedy meal, it’s worth shouting from the rooftops…or in this case, the FDC website. Every summer Chef Jamie Kennedy and his friends share the...

Les Jardins Sauvages, Saint-Roch de L’Achigan, Quebec

One of the neatest restaurants in Quebec, Les Jardins Sauvages, is owned and operated by Chef Nancy Hinton and forager/farmer François Brouillard. Aside from being a country eatery, they create and sell a line of products derived from wild plants and mushrooms at a farmer’s market stall at Marché...

On the Twenty Restaurant, Jordan, Ontario

On the Twenty is where the regional food movement really took hold in Niagara. It was Ontario’s first winery restaurant. From the very earliest days, On the Twenty set the bar high and in doing so established standards for other winery restaurants across Canada.    A graduate of Niagara...

Le Caveau, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia

Le Caveau is rapidly becoming one of the finest dining experiences in Nova Scotia and Eastern Canada. In August 2011, Wine Access Magazine dubbed Le Caveau as “one of the 20 finest places to eat and drink ” in their article “The World’s Best Winery Restaurants.”  In...

River Café, Calgary

Located in the middle of Prince’s Island Park, on the lagoon where the Bow River passes though downtown Calgary, River Café has featured “Seasonal Canadian Cuisine” since the mid-1990s.   Inspired by the natural setting of the Bow River Valley, the restaurant has the feel and nostalgic...

Good Earth Food and Wine, Beamsville, Ontario

The name says a lot.  Nicolette Novak, the owner and dream-meister of the Good Earth Food and Wine has been one of the early adopters and on the forefront of the farm to table movement in Niagara, a region renowned for its tender fruit and grape industry. As many people over the years have...

Edulis Restaurant, Toronto

Its name means “Edible” in Latin, and for good reason: the critics are eating it up. Chef/Owner Michael Caballo spent years manning the kitchen at the Niagara Street Café, whose spot Edulis now inhabits. His wife, Tobey Nemeth, was Chef de Cuisine at Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar.  After they...

Little Red’s Pub & Eatery, St. Mary’s, Ontario

Little Red’s story is tightly interwoven with the culinary powerhouse that began to develop in Stratford in the 1980s. Before they opened their lovely country location called Woolfy’s in 1999, Chris Woolf worked with Chef Neil Baxter at Rundle’s and then went on to teach at the...

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...