Cluck ‘n Cleaver, Calgary

Cluck N Cleaver is owned and operated by two absolutely delightful sisters Nicole and Francine Gomes. Combining Francine’s love of raising chickens and Nicole’s 20 plus years of expertise in the kitchen, including a spot on Top Chef Canada, a full fledged catering company, Nicole Gourmet and a...

Agrius, Victoria, British Columbia

When Agrius owner Cliff Leir started his career it was as a baker in Victoria. He became known for his use of, then quite novel, Red Fife wheat that he sourced from an organic farm in Vonda, Saskatchewan, milled into flour and fed a city hungry for good artisan bread.  He still considers himself a...

J.K. Farm, Hillier / Prince Edward County, Ontario

This is a rather unusual post as J.K. Farm is just that and not officially a restaurant.  But when one gets the opportunity to eat a Jamie Kennedy meal, it’s worth shouting from the rooftops…or in this case, the FDC website. Launching this summer, Chef Jamie Kennedy and his friends are...

Part and Parcel, Victoria, British Columbia

This small, well-run and ultimately casual restaurant is outside of the tourist region of downtown Victoria but it’s seriously worth the 10 minute cab ride! Heck, on one of the city’s many nice days, you could walk.  EAT Magazine, the city’s go-to culinary guide, writes...

The Fish Counter, Vancouver

When marine biologist Mike McDermid (at right), at that time working at the Vancouver Aquarium,  started the seafood certification system, Ocean Wise ™, he created a movement that has engaged top chefs and restaurants from coast to coast.  One of those chefs was Robert Clark who, as a...

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...

Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa, Cambridge, Ontario

Few restaurateurs have had such an impact on the Canadian hospitality industry as Bill Bennett and Mary Beaton. Bill is an architect with a passion for old Ontario structures and between them they completed the first renovation of The Millcroft Inn in the small mill town of Alton on the Credit...