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

Goût de France 2020

Goût de France is an international gastronomic event, celebrating French cuisine around the world, calling...

Jan 16, 2020

Food for Thought 2020

This will be the tenth anniversary of Food For Thought. the swanky soiree put on by the culinary...

Jan 13, 2020

8 tips from Atelier, the book

Jun 12, 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

Canadian Culinary Championships 2020

Voila! The 2020 Canadian Culinary Championships podium. Silver medallist, Montreal chef Marc-André...

Feb 03, 2020

Mystery Wine Pairing 2020

Counting down the days till the Canadian Culinary Championships roll into Ottawa. It all starts on Thursday...

Jan 15, 2020

Ottawa Kitchen Party 2019

Overheard comments last night: "The Black what? Where is this place? And who’s Ian Carswell??" Indeed....

Nov 20, 2019

Anne Away

Drinking in Healdsburg, California  

Oct 12, 2019

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