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...

Manoir Hovey, North Hatley, Quebec

On the banks of Lake Massawippi, near North Hatley in Quebec’s Eastern Townships (L’Estrie), this inn and the chefs have been harvesting the region and serving it forth for as long as I’ve been writing about it. I published then-Chef Roland Ménard’s recipe in 1990 for lamb tenderloin...

Farmhouse Tavern, Toronto

Describing themselves as “Serving farmhouse hospitality. Rooted in the charming influences of the rural Ontario farmhouse. A little bit country/ A lot rock & roll. Cooking a blackboard menu of farm driven food. Pouring Ontario craft brews + VQA juice.” Sounds like this place was made with Food...

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia

“A luxury tented safari on the edge of the world, in the heart of the glorious wild.”    This only partially sums up Clayoquot Wilderness Resort.  A member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux, this  eco-safari-style resort Outpost is open seasonally to guests from all over the...

Taverne Monkland, Montréal

“This is what a ‘local’ looks like in Montreal.  Stylish, great food and very, very comfortable! Monkland Taverne has been an institution in Notre Dame de Grace (NDG) since 1995 and the team of owners –  Josh Crowe, Barbara Irwin, Stephen Leslie, Boris Schweers and Donald Lovell  – have been...

RGE RD, Edmonton

Driven by a passion for Alberta’s terroir and abundance of quality produce, Chef Blair Lebsack’s philosophies around using local, healthful and ethical food was the foundation of his dream to build an urban gathering place where the farm dictates the menu. At the heart of Edmonton’s RGE RD (call...

The Wilds, Holyrood, Newfoundland

Chef Roary MacPherson is BACK!  After a foray into foodservice sales, he decided that the commerical kitchen was his home.  And we couldn’t agree more.  He’s known by many as “Mr. Newfoundland Food” and has worked tirelessly promoting and perfecting the cuisine. His menus...

backhouse, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

No matter where he’s been, Chef Ryan Crawford has celebrated Food Day Canada every year since its inception; once to the point of nearly getting arrested for doing a pop up restaurant at midnight on the main street of Niagara-on-the-lake. Five years ago he and his team took over the location...

Restaurant at Redstone, Niagara

In his quest to explore terroir, Moray Tawse leaves no stone unturned. First came his namesake winery in Vineland. For his second major project he went further afield to found Marchand-Tawse and Domaine Tawse in Burgundy. And now, back on home turf, he has created Redstone Winery, in Beamsville,...

Shadow Lawn Country Inn, Rothesay, New Brunswick

A winding, tree-lined road that follows the course of the Saint John River leads to Shadow Lawn in Rothesay. The beautiful 19th century mansions speak of an era that is fast disappearing. Shadow Lawn is one of those stately homes, build in the 1870s by James Robertson, the founder of what was the...