River Café, Calgary
Jul20

River Café, Calgary

Located in the middle of Prince’s Island Park, on the lagoon where the Bow River passes though downtown Calgary, River Café has featured “Seasonal Canadian Cuisine” since the mid-1990s.   Inspired by the natural setting of the Bow River Valley, the restaurant has the feel and nostalgic appearance of an old Rocky Mountain fishing lodge with an open-hearth fieldstone fireplace and panoramic views of the park 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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Atelier, Ottawa
Jun02

Atelier, Ottawa

This small, very intimate restaurant doesn’t even have a sign. And why should they? Anyone who’s heard of Atelier knows that their food speaks for itself. Chef Marc Lepine opened Atelier in 2008 after being named Ottawa Chef of the Year not once but twice by the Canadian Culinary Federation. In February 2016 he was dubbed Canadian Culinary Champion in Kelowna B.C. for the second time. And both times, a team of generous...

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Rouge Restaurant, Calgary
Jul31

Rouge Restaurant, Calgary

Chef Paul Rogalski “Chief Culinary Officer/Co-Owner of Rouge writes: “The foundation of great food starts with the ingredients. Preparing them with respect is the foundation of cuisine. For this very reason my menu will be created as close to the moment as possible as I explore what the best available ingredients are”. Rouge inhabits the former home  (c.1891) of A.E. Cross one of the Provinces most successful businessmen.  The Cross...

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forage, Vancouver
Jul27

forage, Vancouver

Located in the Listel Hotel, on trendy Robson Street right next door to the hotel’s gastro pub, Timber and within a lovely walk to Stanley Park, forage is really taking local food to the next stage of its reality in Vancouver, a city which led the way for years in the understanding of WHY one would eat locally. Celebrating its 6th birthday at the end of 2018, forage has always been ahead of the curve. Talented Executive Chef...

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