Restaurant Reviews

Alice: vivid, inventive plant-based food

Briana Kim has been watching mushrooms break down. This, in the fermenting chamber at her restaurant,...

Jun 26, 2019

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

Around Town

8 tips from Atelier, the book

Jun 12, 2019

THRU by Marc Lepine

THRU is found inside Atelier Restaurant, at 540 Rochester Street. Reservations are made at

Jun 06, 2019

Chefs for oceans

Last night's dinner at Atelier was delicious and jolly, but it was also a celebration of our Canadian...

Mar 21, 2019

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

Canadian Culinary Championships

Halifax's turn: Great Kitchen Party 2019

I don’t suppose this is an original observation, but the weather in the Maritimes is apt to be changeable....

Oct 21, 2019

Great Kitchen Party moves to Edmonton

Guest blog post from Canadian Culinary Championship Head Judge, James Chatto: The first inklings of autumn...

Oct 13, 2019

Toronto's Kitchen Party report

From my chum, James Chatto, Head Culinary Judge for the Canadian Culinary Championships, a report on the first...

Oct 05, 2019

Anne Away

Drinking in Healdsburg, California  

Oct 12, 2019

If you find yourself in London, friends...

...and hungry, here's a hot tip for a restaurant pick. The finest meal I had, among a bunch of good ones...

Oct 30, 2018

tasty lessons in Québec City

I'm at Café-Bar Artéfact in Auberge Saint-Antoine seated comfortably beside a cannonball. It's...

Oct 01, 2018