Restaurant Reviews

Black Tartan Kitchen

Steak on plates in Carleton Place was no shocker. Powdered foie gras... that was more of a surprise....

0 Comment / Dec 20, 2017

Das Lokal

News of a new chef has brought me back to Das Lokal. That, and the thought of a steaming mug of Gluhwein...

0 Comment / Dec 13, 2017

Stofa

Ottawa is a gold mine of top-notch restaurants that serve seasonal comfort food in a relaxed atmosphere....

0 Comment / Nov 30, 2017


Around Town

A Coming Home

"Welcome home" is how restaurateur Steve Beckta announced Chef Katie Brown Ardington's new position as Executive...

Apr 19, 2018

Get booking...

  For the fifth year running, the good people of the Parkdale Food Centre are putting on the ritz...

Apr 05, 2018

Goût de France 2018

  Two months after the world lost the giant of French cuisine — Chef Paul Bocuse — I was treated...

0 Comment / Mar 23, 2018


Comings & Goings

Dear readers & restaurants...

The new year marks 25 years I’ve written a weekly restaurant column. Twenty of those I was the Ottawa...

8 Comments / Jan 04, 2018

Rodriguez opens Orto

I had lunch, last week, at Orto Trattoria, chef René Rodriguez' new restaurant, and I'm looking forward...

0 Comment / Dec 13, 2017

Opening: Sawision's Stofa

Have to admit, I'm pretty stoked for this place. Jason Sawision, chef de cuisine at Atelier restaurant...

0 Comment / Aug 18, 2017


Gold Medal Plates

Canadian Culinary Championships 2018

In the dozen years I've been helping adjudicate the Canadian Culinary Championships, there has never...

0 Comment / Feb 05, 2018

And she's off... Briana Kim & team at CCC 2018

Greetings from Kelowna, home (for the past eight years) of the Canadian Culinary Championships. Our Ottawa...

0 Comment / Feb 02, 2018

Kim heads to Kelowna

“There’s a lot going on all the time…” chef Jamie Stunt told chef Briana Kim. “It can be a bit overwhelming....

0 Comment / Jan 28, 2018


Anne Away

Portuguese Treats in Montreal

The heart of the Portuguese community in Montreal is still found in a few square blocks from avenue des Pins...

0 Comment / Dec 05, 2017

Food life in the Fez Medina

From the Spring issue of Taste & Travel Magazine, a piece on navigating the Fez Medina.

0 Comment / May 15, 2017

Stellenbosch and the Cape Winelands

I travelled to Cape Town for the wedding of my niece Claire. And then headed to the Cape Winelands to cap off the holiday....

0 Comment / Aug 08, 2016