The Wetlands at The Wascana, Regina, Saskatchewan
Chef Milton Rebello is living the Canadian dream. He’s worked…hard…and has claimed Gold for his work with Food Day Canada. The Wascana Country Club, itself a place itself of great history, is Milton Rebello’s culinary home and he’s opening a new restaurant for them, aptly-named, The Wetlands.
Incorporated on June 16, 1911, the private club opened May 26, 1912 with 300 members in attendance. When first constructed, the Wascana featured a 9-hole golf course and a clubhouse on 117 acres of land south of the Wascana Creek.
Even then, the clubhouse housed a lounge and a dining room. Outside of the clubhouse, a stable housed the member’s horses while they played golf. On November 15, 1913 the club financed a streetcar line from Albert Street to the present 8th hole, which was the major form of transportation from 1913 – 1920. The members built a polo field in 1913 on what is now the 17th hole.
Chef Rebello said recently that ‘it was the greenhouses’ that sold him on the new position. His dedication to local food is well known but to have a place to grow micro greens and fresh herbs for much of the year, for him, was heavenly.
He calls his cuisine Farm to Fork to Plate as he and his wife, Louise who is also a chef, also make pottery. For this year’s Food Day Canada, he and Louise made bowls, plates and even some ramekins.
The Wascana is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada.
The Wascana est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs.
6500 Wascana Parkway,
Regina, SK S4P 3C2