Bolete, St. Catharines, Ontario
Chef Andrew McLeod opened the long-awaited Bolete in 2016 to a great deal of local fanfare. Over the years his following has grown exponentially and now, behind the bar at the light-filled open concept kitchen, they can watch him hone his culinary craft. The day we were there, he’d just returned home from the Prince Edward Island Shellfish Festival where he’s won the 2016 Garland Challenge award.
Having worked for years with Jason Parsons at Peller Estates and watched the region grow into the mature culinary destination that it is today, Chef McLeod has created a sleek, ever-changing menu, both in print and on the chalkboard, that celebrates ingredients from coast to coast and is pure Canada.
Trust his choice of oysters…they will be tremendous. The salt and pepper Humboldt squid were spectacular with the perfect amount of ginger in the mayonnaise and a bit of chili heat. The escarole Caesar salad had its own house-made guanciale. The lobster linguini was bathed in a velvety chardonnay sauce and spiked with (what else?) wild mushrooms.
His wine and beer list is passionately Niagara! And desserts?? Try at least one macaron!
Bolete est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs. Contactez Bolete directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation.
176 St Paul St,
St. Catharines, ON L2R 3M