Euston Park Social Beer Garden, Moncton, New Brunswick
Jul18

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 we love the most, gourmet camping trips, leisurely dinners with great friends and family and the relaxed East Coast lifestyle. We bring our...

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Borealis Bar and Grille, Kitchener, Ontario
Jul18

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 of unlocking the doors for business, there are a whole cadre of ‘regulars’. And that was even before the grand opening. Borealis Grille and...

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Harvest Eatery and FreshMarket, Shaunavon, Saskatchewan
Jul17

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 winning restaurant creates an intimate, elevated dining experience in rural Shaunavon, SK – population 1700ish.  50km off highway one and...

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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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George, Toronto
Jul17

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 been rolled in potato threads and deep-fried for the seconds needed to crisp them. The tuna itself remained essentially raw, glossy and dark...

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