The Globe, Rosemont, Ontario
When the near-legendary Toronto chef Martin Kouprie left the Toronto dining scene which he led for decades, it left a huge hole in that city’s dining scene. Over the years he’s mentored many of the nation’s top chefs and inspired countless others. After taking some very well deserved R&R, he’s now back and not in downtown but rather in very rural Ontario. He is helping transform what was once a stage coach stop into a very real culinary destination. It’s an exciting, heady time for the small community of Rosemont.
The Globe Hotel, one of the few early inns still to be seen in the Province, was built on a Crown Land grant in the 1830′s. The present building, dating from 1859, was one of four hotels in Rosemont, which at that time was a larger community than Alliston. It served as a local pub and a stage coach stop. It played host to travellers, salesmen, and even Fenian and other political gatherings. Prohibition in 1919 curbed its legal activities, but it still accepted overnight guests until 1955. A century has altered its outward appearance only a little from the original solid, no-nonsense attitude, it represented.
Chef Martin Kouprie’s menus mirror the surrounding countryside. The Kolapore Springs trout is raised in the cold, fresh waters that seep up from the Niagara Escarpment. There’s bread made with flour from Beeton, just down the road. You MUST try the biscuits served with Alliston Creamery butter! The season’s veggies are grown by farmer-friends. The food is at once elegant and approachable! Another lovely feature is that all the fish is Oceanwise™ and hence, sustainable. The restaurant’s small, well curated wine list has only one come-from-away vintage and that’s from Mission Hill Family Estates still in Canada! Beers are local.
The Globe is the sort of restaurant that most chefs can only dream of! Lucky clientele!
And the community experience is far more. There’s a General Store, now a chef-driven, casual eatery and the Loyal Orange Lodge (L.O.L) which is still largely in mint condition, is being transformed back into a dining hall with a huge commercial kitchen in the lower level. There’re even plans to revive the once-popular farmers market.
The Globe est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs. Contactez The Globe directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation
995722 Mono Adjala Townline,
Rosemont, ON L0N 1R0
T: 705- 435-6981