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...

Hillfire Smk & BBQ, Fonthill, Ontario

No four lane highways lead to Fonthill…it’s rural Niagara at its best. It’s a very real community and you can feel how close knit it is when  you eat at Hillfire Smk & BBQ.  The team of Chefs Anthony Greco and Tim Hardy head up the open kitchen from where they can monitor...

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...

RauDZ Regional Table, Kelowna, British Columbia

When Relais Gourmande veterans, Chef Rod Butters and business partner Audrey Surrao, launched RauDZ Regional Table in Kelowna, it was clear that the city was ready for such a culinary experience. They had come from the coast of Vancouver Island and the extraordinary Wickaninnish Inn where between...

Anju, Calgary

Defining Canadian cuisine, for me, is easy.  It’s one word…”possibilities”.  As food travels from region to region, as immigration patterns evolve, so does our food culture.  And with that, comes the challenge for agricultural production.  Anju is a terrific example of how...

Euston Park Social Beer Garden, Moncton, New Brunswick

“The best journey you take is home.”  And home they came.  New Brunswickers Chef Gene and Susan Cormier decided to plant a shipping container in an area 0f Moncton that needed a neat beer garden with great food.  “After years of travelling our journey has brought us back to what...

Rouge Restaurant, Calgary

Chef Paul Rogalski “Chief Culinary Officer/Co-Owner of Rouge writes: “The foundation of great food starts with the ingredients. Preparing them with respect is the foundation of cuisine. For this very reason my menu will be created as close to the moment as possible as I explore what the best...

Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo, Ontario

Fine restaurants were few and far between in the early days of Kitchener Waterloo dining.  If you wanted to celebrate or for a tremendous meal, you’d head to the Charcoal Steak House. The venerable steak house as grown into a full-fledged restaurant group with veteran Food Day Canada chef...