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...

Skye Café & Bistro, Regina, Saskatchewan

The dynamic husband and wife team of Chefs Milton Rebello and Louise Lu have named Skye Café & Bistro after their daughter who is  “super proud of her restaurant”.   The dining room and the patio overlook Wascana Lake topped with the beautiful blue prairie Sky. Although the menu of...

Clos, Moncton, New Brunswick

A contemporary restaurant in the heart of Moncton, likely the hottest food city in Eastern Canada, featuring an inventive rotating menu prepared by Executive Chef Jon Morrison and his team, paired with wine selections from second generation Sommelier Stefan St. Pierre. The team is small and...

Euston Park Social Beer Garden, Moncton, New Brunswick

“The best journey you take is home.”  And home they came.  New Brunswickers Chef Gene and Susan Cormier decided to plant a shipping container in an area 0f Moncton that needed a neat beer garden with great food.  “After years of travelling our journey has brought us back to what...

Borealis Bar and Grille, Kitchener, Ontario

It may be the Flying Monkey Hoptical Illusion…or one of the other 18 beers/ales on tap at the new Kitchener location of Borealis.  Or it may be the Barrie Brothers asparagus-corn chips with house made salsa or my absolute Borealis favourite, their BBQ’d pulled pork sandwich. But after only a week...

Harvest Eatery and FreshMarket, Shaunavon, Saskatchewan

Chef Garrett “Rusty” Thienes and his wife, Kristy, are, in many ways, pioneers in this region of pioneers where the best cooking has for generations been found in home kitchens.   Like the marbling on their locally raised Speckle Park beef, Harvest Eatery is unique. This 45-seat, award...

Les Jardins Sauvages, Saint-Roch de L’Achigan, Quebec

One of the neatest restaurants in Quebec, Les Jardins Sauvages, is owned and operated by Chef Nancy Hinton and forager/farmer François Brouillard. Aside from being a country eatery, they create and sell a line of products derived from wild plants and mushrooms at a farmer’s market stall at Marché...

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...

Founders House Dining and Drinks, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

The region around Annapolis Royal and Founders House is steeped in very early Canadian history with Fort Anne, Canada’s first administered National Historic Site, within sight.  For someone who loves to get a sense of place, the story of Fort Anne is riveting.  Over the centuries, the Annapolis...

Park Grocery Deli & Bar, Guelph, Ontario

Park Grocery opened in 1890 on what was then the northern extremities of the City of Guelph on the southern edge of Wellington County.  Located on the main road north towards Owen Sound (now Highway 6), the wise merchants, Abraham and Emma Waters, had a ready market for their wares.  Over the...