Pluvio, Ucuelet, British Columbia

April 12th was a big day for Ucluelet when B.C. born Chef Warren Barr and his partner Lily Verney-Downey threw open the doors open to Pluvio. As Food Day Canada chefs go, Warren is the most veteran of the veterans. He was the very first chef in our original roster when he worked at the Inn at Bay...

Quaaout Lodge and Talking Rock Golf, Chase, British Columbia

In a land of pictographs and ancient traditions, Quaaout Lodge is sharing the time honoured tradition of hospitality.  “With a good heart, we welcome you to our territory.” Elder and former Chief, William Arnouse, named the lodge “Quaaout” which means “when the sun’s rays first hit the...

The Restaurant at Pearl Morissette, Jordan, Ontario

No matter how hard you scan the social media or website of Pearl Morissette, it’s impossible to find a food image.  There’s a simple reason.  Executive Chef Daniel Hadida and Sous Chef Eric Robertson don’t want to be pinned down to a particular menu…or even a...

Taris On the Water, Welland, Ontario

Owners Leda and Tom Laborie built Taris on the Water armed with great enthusiasm and, dare we say, real vision. There could hardly be a niftier location right beside the magnificent iron Bridge #13 right beside the old Welland Canal. The location could hardly been better. “We couldn’t...

Swept Away Inn, Port Alberni, British Columbia

Daniel and Bouchra Savard’s Swept Away Inn is not your usual restaurant…it’s part of the 100′ M.V. Songhee a beautifully refurbished, former navy ship and tug boat that had spent the past few years as part of a fishing lodge. Daniel had a vision to restore the the vessel to...

Origines Cuisine Maritime, Caraquet, New Brunswick

“Le chef et propriétaire Benjamin Cormier revient dans sa région natale, après avoir travaillé dans des restaurants de fine cuisine, afin d’offrir une expérience aux saveurs inspirées du terroir des Maritimes. Le restaurant Origines Cuisine Maritime offre un menu gastronomique sous...

Crave Kitchen and Wine Bar, Regina, Saskatchewan

When it comes to developing new dishes for this great Regina-based restaurant, Chef, and owner Jonathan Thauberger blends classic culinary techniques with local products to create dishes that reflect the city’s diverse culture and brings to light the steady growth of local producers. The...

Little Louis’ Oyster Bar, Moncton, New Brunswick

Little Louis’ Oyster Bar dedicates its menu to stylishly celebrating the food life of the region. Tucked up a set of stairs on the second floor, this warm and inviting dining room is absolute proof that a climb doesn’t keep hungry (and wise) diners away.  There you’ll find a wine...

Fox Harb’r Resort, Fox Harbour, Nova Scotia

With two Oceanwise-certified trout ponds where the chef can land the fish himself prior to dinner; the second largest single block vineyard in Nova Scotia on-site and being situated in one of the lushest growing areas in Eastern Canada, Fox Harb’r Resort is a chef’s dream.   Executive...

Chinched Restaurant & Deli, St. John’s, Newfoundland

“To chinch: to caulk or fill the seams in a boat; to stow stuff or pack tightly. ”  Dictionary of Newfoundland English, University of Toronto Press, 1982. Chinched Bistro is real jewel of a place with some cocktails that even urban Vancouver restaurants would envy. The tag line is that...