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 impeccable dinners, their Sunday brunch is amazing. I often judge a restaurant by its salads and the winter salad that Charles and Jennifer serve is perfect. Start with house smoked bacon lardons and fresh goats milk cheese then toss simply with a classic vinaigrette and tender greens. It’s a dish to return for, time and again. Charles, with his British roots, make a daily curry as served with pappadums and richly flavoured chutneys. His Whale of a Burger brought him top honours in the recent Love Your Lentils Canada campaign as well.
This talented team inspire others and share their knowledge as well. Their book, A Year at Les Fougères, won the Gold Medal/Food Culture at the Cuisine Canada Culinary Book Awards in 2008.
Of course they’ve won other awards….the Prix d’Excellence du magazine Wine Spectator/Wine Spectator Award of Excellence; the Gold Medal (Ottawa) in the Gold Medal Plates competition; Cordon d’Or-Gold Ribbon – Self-Published Cookbook – for A Year at Les Fougères, but it’s the guests comments that mean the most.
Here are a few….
- “Of course the food is always superb but it is the service that always makes me glad I came and brought my friends. Life happens here, not just the ritual of dining.” – Karen
- “Un repas exceptionnel dans une ambiance incomparable. Merci d’avoir comblé toutes nos attentes! “- Suzanne & Brad
- “Innoubliable. Je viens de Montréal. Je vous ferai une très bonne publicité. Félicitations! Quelle belle soirée. Personnel impeccable et service parfait. Merci » – Monique
- “Dear Master Chef! What creations!! – of international standard. In from London visiting and my meal here this evening amazed me! You certainly know how to construct a total culinary experience. Regards, and looking forward to my return” Allan L., Mayfair London SW1
Food Day Canada 2012 Menu
Les Fougères is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve a table.
Les Fougères est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs. Contactez Les Fougères directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation.
783 Route 105, Chelsea
T: 819 827 8942