Restaurant Reviews


Belmont struck me as a bit of a brat when it first opened in 2014: I found it hard to like. It felt like...

0 Comment / May 11, 2016

Siam Bistro

Years of easy access to Thai food have probably made us blasé about it. But do you remember your first...

0 Comment / May 02, 2016

Das Lokal

For all those bemoaning (you know who you are) the shuttering of eastern European/Germanic restaurants...

0 Comment / Apr 27, 2016

Around Town

Arlington Five

Last year, the brains behind Wilf & Ada’s scratch diner on Bank Street jumped at the opportunity...

0 Comment / May 24, 2016

Chef Emmanuelle Leftick pop up dinner at Divino

Last month I introduced you to chef Emmanuelle Leftick, a home-grown culinary talent soon returning...

0 Comment / May 13, 2016

Dim Sum in Orleans

Craving dim sum? One doesn’t generally think of Orleans as the place to go to satisfy that itch....

0 Comment / Apr 27, 2016

Comings & Goings

Bar Laurel set to open... soon

Or "in less than two years" anyway, as the window says - a self deprecating reference to the two plus...

0 Comment / May 12, 2016

Au revoir Tante Carole

News that the husband and wife team of Jonathan Harris and Suyeon Myeong have closed their charming...

0 Comment / May 12, 2016

RIP Meat in the Middle

I liked this place. Quality slow-meat in a bun with a terrific potato salad washed down with a Beau's....

0 Comment / Apr 05, 2016

Gold Medal Plates

2016 Gold Medal Plates chefs

They've all accepted the invitation and I’m delighted with the lineup of competing chefs for 2016....

0 Comment / May 03, 2016

Canadian Culinary Championships 2016

Well folks, he did it again. Commandingly. Again. It was déjà vu at the Canadian Culinary Championships...

0 Comment / Feb 07, 2016

The Black Box Competition 2016

Change is usually always a good thing, and the changes made at this year's CCC Black Box competition...

0 Comment / Feb 06, 2016

Anne Away

A week in Prosecco country

In the Spring issue of Taste & Travel Magazine, my piece on tromping around Prosecco country.

0 Comment / Apr 29, 2016

Local mission at Fairmont Banff Springs

There's something so 'Canadian' about sitting in a 19th century railway hotel, looking out over the splendid...

0 Comment / Feb 01, 2016

One Fish, Two Fish, Good Fish, True Fish

A story about Newfoundland cod, and about a collection of chefs who care deeply about sustainable...

0 Comment / Feb 01, 2016