LaFONTANA, Elora, Ontario

Denis Fontana is well known in the food circles of Fergus-Elora. He sells fresh pasta made on site at the Elora Farmers Market and when a beautiful old stone building came up for lease, he decided it was time to make the leap into the restaurant business.  Located on a quieter part of Mill Street...

George, Toronto

Lorenzo Loseto is one of Canada’s culinary giants. He has won many awards including Canada’s National Gold Medal Plates.   James Chatto, the culinary scribe and organizer of Gold Medal Plates, described the medal winning effort.  “At its heart were thick slices of superb ahi tuna that had...

Hillfire Smk & BBQ, Fonthill, Ontario

No four lane highways lead to Fonthill…it’s rural Niagara at its best. It’s a very real community and you can feel how close knit it is when  you eat at Hillfire Smk & BBQ.  The team of Chefs Anthony Greco and Tim Hardy head up the open kitchen from where they can monitor...

Restaurant at Redstone, Niagara

In his quest to explore terroir, Moray Tawse leaves no stone unturned. First came his namesake winery in Vineland. For his second major project he went further afield to found Marchand-Tawse and Domaine Tawse in Burgundy. And now, back on home turf, he has created Redstone Winery, in Beamsville,...

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.  Co-chefs Daniel Hadida and Eric Robertson don’t want to be pinned down to a particular menu…or even a particular dish. This allows...

The Deck @ Creekside Winery, Jordan, Ontario

Creekside Winery’s portfolio illustrates the story of a winery that refuses to be pigeon-holed. “The winery is a bastion for inspired experimentation, with a winemaking team that delights in defying Niagara winemaking conventions. At the time, both grapes were newcomers to the Ontario...

FanJoy Restaurant, Hillsburgh, Ontario

Becoming a competitive and award-winning chef is not for the faint of heart.  But Pam Fanjoy who earned her Masters in Social Work and left a very successful career in mediation and therapy, did just that.  She was always cooking for friends – we know how healing that can be in itself...

Le Select, Toronto

Le Select is the very essence of hospitality with food to match and is renowned for its stellar service!  It would be interesting to know whether any restaurant of similar size in Toronto has as many ‘regulars’…somehow I doubt it.  Chef Laura Maxwell and Frédéric Geisweiller,...

Prince of Wales, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario

The corner stone carved with the date 1864 can still been seen today. It was also named The Arcade Hotel, The Niagara House, and finally in 1901, The Prince of Wales Hotel. This name was chosen in honour of the 1901 visit of the Duke and Duchess of York, who were later crowned King George V and...

Boreal Berry Farm Winery, Saint Charles, Ontario

Boreal Berry Farm Winery is a natural, biodynamic fruit farm and winery in Northern Ontario and Canada’s coldest climate winery. They are also the only winery in Northern Ontario, and the oldest and largest haskap (honeyberry) orchard in Eastern North America, producing haskap, cherries,...