Les Jardins de Métis, Grand Métis, Quebec
Jul18

Les Jardins de Métis, Grand Métis, Quebec

Les Jardins de Métis is a magical place and a testament to a dream that has spanned generations of the Reford family. In the summer of 1926, Elsie Reford began transforming her fishing camp on the Metis River into a garden. Located 220 miles north-east of Quebec City, at 48.51º N. latitude, the gardens she created over the next thirty years were the northernmost in the eastern half of North America. Known to some as Les Jardins de...

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Les Jardins Sauvages, Saint-Roch de L’Achigan, Quebec
Jul17

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 Jean Talon in Montreal. Chef Nancy Hinton, a constant winner of the University of Guelph Innovation Gold Award, grew up in Quebec City and...

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Brasserie T!, Montreal
May27

Brasserie T!, Montreal

From Normand Laprise and Christine Lamarche, the creators behind fellow Food Day restaurant Toque!, and also in Montreal, come two sleek, urbane restaurants, Brasserie T! Quartier des spectacles in Montreal and Brasserie T! Quartier DIX30 in Brossard on the south shore of the city that’s split by the St. Lawrence River.  Each has a similarly enthusiastic take on fresh and accessible food. The menus keeps it simple, with a focus...

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Toqué!, Montréal
Apr28

Toqué!, Montréal

Chef Normand Laprise and business partner, Christine Lamarche, have been regaling dinners and promoting their suppliers for as long as they’ve been in business. Through Toqué!, they aimed to create a restaurant based on market-fresh cuisine where the emphasis is placed on local products.  It has become a brilliant and on-going journey in culinary patriotism!  Normand who was recently inducted into the Order of Canada, hails from the...

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Candide, Montreal
Mar18

Candide, Montreal

Way back in 1825 cultural commentator Brillat-Savarin wrote: “The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a star.”   Chef John Winter Russell is one of those culinary creators who is intentionally building a bright and vital culinary scene in  Montreal, creating new flavour combinations with great flare. He’s always been a fan of the minimalist menu. At the moment...

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