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

Ottawa Mission's Blue Door Gala 2018

Let me tell you about a great event coming up this fall. The Blue Door Gala supports the many programs...

Sep 12, 2018

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


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

Ottawa's Great Kitchen Party 2018

Canada's Great Kitchen Party (formerly known as Gold Medal Plates) rolled into Ottawa for its 13th...

Oct 13, 2018

Gold Medal Plates 2018: Ottawa, meet your chefs

Updated: September 13, 2018 There's a few things I'm mighty happy about in this year's Gold Medal...

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


Anne Away

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

Food life in the Fez Medina

"There are, give or take, ten thousand lanes in there,” our Fez taxi driver tells us as we wait...

0 Comment / May 15, 2017