La Banane, Toronto

With La Banane, the group of stridently European-style restaurants that includes Buca, Buca Yorkville and Bar Buca, has recently expanded its reach to France.  The super-talented chefs, Brandon Olson and Basilio Peace, create menus that change with the seasons and would be at home in any of Quebec...

Peller Estates Winery Restaurant, Niagara on the Lake

With its sweeping views, the Peller Estates Winery Restaurant is the very heart of this great Niagara winery.  It is here that Executive Chef Winery and CityLine personality Jason Parsons works his seasonally-inspired magic. Coming into his tenth as Executive Chef, Parsons’ dedication to Canadian...

A Village Celebrates!

The vendors of the Elora Farmers Market are banding together, inviting some really cool local chefs and having a tasting event to celebrate the food of region, our home cooks and our super-talented chefs.  Come for the food; Stay for the...

Les Fougères, Chelsea, Quebec

If you’re in the Ottawa Valley or the Outaouais and you mention the concept of regional cooking in Quebec, Les Fougères will be named. Chefs Charles Part and Jennifer Warren Part are completely and utterly dedicated to serving forth the best food and wine to their clientele. Aside from the...

Colette Grand Café, Toronto

Given the upscale location of Colette, it’s hard to imagine that Executive Chef Jennifer Dewasha hails from very rural roots. She grew up picking berries at her Mom’s dairy farm near Cornwall where one of her most vivid memories is having the agitator turned off in the milk tank so the...

Royal Dinette, Vancouver

Last year it was Best New Restaurant and in 2017 it was voted Best Pacific Northwest Cuisine in the 2017 at the prestigious Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Chef Alden Ong is a world traveler but when he arrived in B.C. he lucked out working at Vancouver’s Burdock and Co., and then...

NOtaBLE, Calgary, Alberta

Chef Michael Noble always seems to be at the top of his game.  We first met when he was the shining star of DIVA at the Met in Vancouver way back in the 1990’s.  His recipes grace the pages of my Flavours of Canada (Raincoast 2000/2006) and I’m utterly thrilled to have him and his team...

Tasting Alberta on Food Day Canada

Organizer/owner Karen Anderson has been traveling, tasting and sharing her Province since she founded Alberta Food Tours in 2006. Although her tours focus on Alberta’s seven signature foods: bison, beef, canola, Saskatoon berries, red fife wheat, honey and root vegetables, they celebrate...

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...

Brooklyn Warehouse, Halifax

As a restaurateur George Christakos is dedicated to the Slow Food philosophy which is, in reality, was how he grew up.  He calls is  “cooking like our grandparents.” And then quickly adds, “I feel it is our responsibility to leave the food culture of our region in a better state...