Restaurant Reviews

The Whalesbone Elgin Street

  The latest Whalesbone opened in early July, the much-anticipated new project of The Whalesbone...

0 Comment / Sep 18, 2016

Social Thai

The last dish I ate at this address was a sizzling dolsot bibimbap — one of Korea’s great plates,...

0 Comment / Aug 27, 2016

Common Eatery

Reuse and recycle. We take our cans to the curb and our bottles back to the beer store. But how often...

0 Comment / Aug 08, 2016


Around Town

Moo Shu Ice Cream

Moo Shu’s business hours puzzled me. Most weekdays, the Bank street storefront opens at 6pm and closes...

0 Comment / Sep 18, 2016

Making Ottawa Cooks

With thanks to photographer Christian Lalonde, a video he created that captures the week we spent at Photolux...

0 Comment / Sep 09, 2016

Ottawa Cooks has landed!

I am delighted to announce that Ottawa Cooks (Figure 1 Publishing) has arrived in the Capital! It's...

1 Comment / Aug 27, 2016


Comings & Goings

Danny Mongeon moves to Erling's

Erling's Variety on Strathcona has a new chef. Danny Mongeon - most recently of Share Freehouse,...

0 Comment / Jun 29, 2016

Share Freehouse shuttered

The doors of Share Freehouse in Somerset Village have closed, but a window's been left open for a possible...

0 Comment / Jun 03, 2016

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


Gold Medal Plates

Atelier chef Marc Lepine handed cup and keys

“Am I in the right place?” he asked me. I was walking into restaurant atelier on Tuesday...

0 Comment / Jun 16, 2016

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


Anne Away

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

Summer Dinner Series 2016 at J.K. Farm

Jamie Kennedy sports two pins on his chef’s coat. They’re small, but they speak volumes about...

0 Comment / Jun 30, 2016

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