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

https://tasteandtravelmagazine.com/2019/04/atelier/

Jun 12, 2019

THRU by Marc Lepine

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

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

Let the record show...

...that our city, our national capital region, has won more gold medals at the Canadian Culinary Championships...

Feb 07, 2019

A new Canadian Culinary Champion!

It was certainly anyone's podium as the eleven chefs approached the final test in a triathlon of challenges....

Feb 04, 2019

LaSalle to the Canadian Culinary Championships

And he's off!  (If the snow gods are kind.) Yannick LaSalle (he's the beaming guy in the middle,...

Jan 29, 2019


Anne Away

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

Portuguese Treats in Montreal

I moved into Toronto’s Little Portugal neighbourhood in the autumn of 1985. My neighbours became friends...

0 Comment / Dec 05, 2017