L’Abattoir, Vancouver
Jun04

L’Abattoir, Vancouver

L’Abattoir is arguably one of the most solidly creative and award-blessed restaurants in British Columbia. Lee Cooper is the soft-spoken chef with a boyish demeanour who not only grew up in the restaurant business, but flourished in it.  As a young man he worked in his dad’s A&W franchises in Nanaimo, a city in the heart of Vancouver Island, learning systems and the adrenalin rush that is so much part of the industry....

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FireWorks, Inn at Bay Fortune, Fortune, Prince Edward Island
Jun05

FireWorks, Inn at Bay Fortune, Fortune, Prince Edward Island

Rooted on the coast near Souris, P.E.I., The Inn at Bay Fortune’s gracious gardens and talented kitchen are embedded in island food culture.  It is the home of Chef Michael Smith’s dream restaurant.  Any one who has watched him in action knows that he casts a large presence and his newly renovated restaurant kitchen reflects it. With a 25 foot, brick lined wall enclosing the fire powered kitchen and a garden to supply the...

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Sooke Harbour House Receives Well-deserved Kudos
Jan03

Sooke Harbour House Receives Well-deserved Kudos

Bravo!!!!   Frederique and Sinclair Philip and the team at Sooke Harbour House are kicking off 2011 with an incredible (and accurate) review from Globe and Mail restaurant critic, Alexandra Gill. In her column of January 1, she writes: “It wasn’t just the best meal of the year – it was one of the best meals of a lifetime. Sooke Harbour House really should be ranked right up there with Copenhagen’s Noma as one of the top...

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It’s “The Royal” For Good Reason!
Nov09

It’s “The Royal” For Good Reason!

From November 5 – 14, the country came to the city to strut their talents and the season’s harvest. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is as good as a fair can get and still holds the record as being the largest indoor agricultural exposition on earth. The dairy cows are groomed perfectly; the horses coats gleam. Riders came from three continents for the Royal Horse Show.  But many of us head to The Royal for the...

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Wine in Saskatchewan!
Oct24

Wine in Saskatchewan!

Tucked into the shelter of the Cypress Hills is an elegant winery that specializes in fruit wines.  My absolute fave was Prairie Cherry likely because I know the researcher who created the hybrid, Dr. Bob Bors. More intense than other sour cherries like the Montmorency grown in the Niagara region of Ontario, his aptly named Carmine Jewel finds its way into beverages and chocolates, preserves and an off dry wine that could go well with...

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