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...

Soif: Bar à vin, Gatineau, Québec

Soif: Bar à vin is the bistro/wine bar created by one of the world’s most respected sommeliers, Véronique Rivest.  Located on the Québec side of the Ottawa River in Gatineau, it has become a destination, particularly for oenophiles who have followed this gracious lady’s career....

The Red Rabbit, Stratford, Ontario

COMING VERY SOON!!!! Owners Jessie and Tim Larsen and Sean Collins (Head Chef ) have crafted a supplier list that looks like a who’s who of regional producers.  Few farmers raise better meat than Max and Vicki Lass.  Heck, they supply Toronto’s Buca, Buca Yorkville and Bar Buca.  Need...

BOSK at the Shangri-La, Toronto

Judging the Toronto edition of the annual Gold Medal Plates competition provides a wonderful overview of the culinary talent that’s currently one of that city’s most under-recognized attributes and where Chef Damon Campbell was a determined competitor and he does love a competition! In...

Chez Edgar, Gatineau, Québec

Chez Edgar is a tiny (13 seats), comfortable restaurant that prides itself in the most local ingredients.  Chef Marysol Foucault harvests vegetables, herbs, greens and, of course strawberries, from her room top garden all summer long. Like all Food Day Canada chefs she has a defined philosophy....

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...

Campagnolo & Campagnolo Roma, Vancouver

Its name translates to “country bumpkin,” but Campagnolo’s impressive accolades don’t exactly reflect the restaurant’s humble name. Named Vancouver Magazine’s Best New Restaurant in 2010, one of Conde Nast Traveller Magazine’s 50 Hottest New Restaurants,...