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 ingredients.”
Wellington Court has been serving guests for 25 years, mentoring young chefs and harvesting local before it was a ‘trend’. Opened originally as a café by Erik’s mother, Erik took over the kitchen more than 17 years ago. He focused the direction of the restaurant and it’s food to emphasize locally produced product. It is truly a labor of love for Erik and his wife Dale. “Continuing this family business has been a wonderful experience for both of us.” The restaurant is in a period home in downtown St. Catharines, once the family home of his mother and grandmother. Erik and Dale’s children are now growing up around the food and wine industry.
If the food is testament to one of the lush regions of Canada, the wine is a real celebration! Local vintages to match with the flavours imparted to the ingredients by the same soils. This is what Terroir is all about.
Wellington Court is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve a table.
Wellington Court est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs. Contactez Wellington Court directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation.
11 Wellington St.
St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 5P5