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

Food Day Canada, 2018

"Shop like a Canadian. Cook like a Canadian. Eat (& drink) like a Canadian." As the brilliant Canadian,...

Aug 03, 2018

Good stuff...

Mark your calendars for a collaborative pop-up at the Jazz Festival. June 27th. Chefs Pat Garland (Absinthe),...

Jun 14, 2018

A Coming Home

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

Apr 19, 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

Gold Medal Plates 2018: Ottawa, meet your chefs

There's a few things I'm mighty happy about in this year's Gold Medal Plates competition, held...

Apr 26, 2018

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


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