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...

The Wellington Gastropub, Ottawa, Ontario

In Ottawa there’s a very tight knit chefs community and when they get together, even when it’s to compete, the camaraderie is real. The team at The Wellington Gastro Pub is large part of this city’s burgeoning culinary scene!  They are taking local to a new, approachable place....

Crave Kitchen and Wine Bar, Regina, Saskatchewan

When it comes to blending art and creativity, Crave’s Chef Jonathan Thauberger has a natural talent. His proletarian work ethic mixed with his well-honed culinary instincts are always on point when building dishes in the kitchen or for Food Day Canada. Jonathan loves food and was meant to be...

Wellington Court, St. Catharines, Ontario

When my friend and head of Gold Medal Plates culinary programme, James Chatto, writes glowingly about a restaurant, I listen.  Recently he summed it up by saying “It was one of a handful of restaurants in the region that, in the early days, was really making an effort to use local...

VG @ The Fairmont, Winnipeg

Located in the heart of Downtown Winnipeg, in the Fairmont Winnipeg, the VG Restaurant offers contemporary Manitoban fare using fresh, locally sourced produce and ingredients. The Fairmont Winnipeg is the city’s only luxury hotel with 340 luxuriously appointed rooms, 19,000 square feet of stylish...

The Coach House Café @ Henry of Pelham Winery, St. Catharines, Ontario

Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery has serious history, well rooted in the food culture of both Ontario and Canada.  So when the owners, the Speck family, decided to open a small café, they searched the region for a chef with ideals to match their own.   Chef Erik Peacock and his family have...

Cambridge Mill, Cambridge, Ontario

On the Grand River, the location of the Cambridge Mill is downright gorgeous!  And the food matches! This is fine, approachable dining.  Part of Pearle Hospitality, The Cambridge Mill is dedicated to Earth to Table cuisine sourcing seasonal ingredients from near-by farms and food artisans and also...

Hardware Grill, Edmonton

Since Larry and Linda Stewart opened its doors in 1996, the Hardware Grill has been a culinary destination. They understood the concept of “Canadian cuisine” from their earliest days. They call it “Haute Comfort Food.” The menu reflects some of the finest ingredients the...

Nith River Chop House, Wellesley, Ontario

The Nith River Chop House in Wellesley is embedded in Waterloo Region’s Mennonite food/farming culture.  It’s a real gathering place for the community. Like it’s sister restaurant, The Breadalbane Inn in Fergus, and the Drayton Chop House in Drayton, Nith River is all about good...