Bow Valley Ranche, Calgary

Bow Valley Ranche is a magnificent historical landmark tucked into a corner of Fish Creek Provincial Park, a short drive from downtown Calgary. The intimate dining rooms in the c.1896 ranch house echo the elegant architecture of another era. The story of the Bow Valley Ranche is nearly twelve...

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery, St. David’s, Ontario

Chef-Proprietor Paul Harber has an enviable résumé. He grew up in Ontario wine country,  honed his culinary skills with Chef Michael Stadtlander and then headed to Germany for 18 months to work with Stadtlander’s brother in law’s 2 star Michelin restaurant in Stuttgart.  He returned to...

Café Medina, Vancouver

It’s been called “Vancouver’s hottest brunch spot”(Kim Mah: Real Weddings) and “A superstar in the Vancouver breakfast, brunch and lunch scene.” (Mia Stainsby: Vancouver Sun).  And little wonder. Chef Jonathan Chovancek has cooked in all the right places from Sooke Harbour...

El Gastrónomo Vagabundo @ Oast House, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario

The talented team of El Gastrónomo Vagabundo (trans: the gourmet vagabond),  Adam Hynam-Smith, Tamara Jensen and Trevor Janisse, found a clever way of enduring the food truck ‘off season’ — which means much of the year in Canada. They’ve hunkered down in one of...

Backhouse, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

COMING VERY SOON!!! No matter where they’ve been, Chef Ryan Crawford and Beverley Hotchkiss, have celebrated Food Day Canada every year since its inception; once to the point of nearly getting arrested for doing a pop up restaurant at midnight on the main street of Niagara-on-the-lake.  Now...

The Great Room @ Long Beach Lodge, Tofino, British Columbia

Chef Ian Riddick’s career in Canada is long and rich.  But nothing could really have prepared him for the magnificence of having access to the ingredients of a coastal rainforest, particularly in working with the extraordinary bounty of local seafood. “You would think that would be...

Joy Road Catering, Penticton, British Columbia

Specializing in Okanagan Valley – sourced food and wine, Joy Road Catering’s co-owners, Chefs Dana Ewart and Cameron Smith, observe: “From our inception selling pastries at the farmers’ markets, Joy Road has primarily used local ingredients for the simple reason that fresh...