Tag: Atelier

  • THRU by Marc Lepine

    THRU by Marc Lepine

    THRU is found inside Atelier Restaurant, at 540 Rochester Street. Reservations are made at thru.tickit.ca. June and July dates are now sold out. August dates to come. Cost: $400 for two, taxes, gratuity and booze included. Of all the various chats I have had with chef Marc Lepine over the years, the one I remember […]

  • Chefs for oceans

    Chefs for oceans

    Last night’s dinner at Atelier was delicious and jolly, but it was also a celebration of our Canadian oceans, lakes, rivers and streams, a call to action in sustaining their health, and a plea for cooks everywhere to choose wisely at the fish counter. Marc Lepine and the team at Atelier played host to Vancouver […]

  • Let the record show…

    Let the record show…

    …that our city, our national capital region, has won more gold medals at the Canadian Culinary Championships than any other. I’m not bragging here. No ma’am. I’m simply stating a fact. We’ve been on the top rung of the national culinary podium three times. Close behind us, Montreal, Toronto and Calgary chefs have managed to […]

  • Pick of the Plates: 17 Memorable Dishes of 2017

    Pick of the Plates: 17 Memorable Dishes of 2017

    Chestnuts and Cabbage at Clover I ate this in the last gasps of last December, too late to include in my roundup of good plates of 2016, so it’s being squeezed into this one. There aren’t many chefs who can dream up a vegan dish with such complexity of flavours and textures, and plate, just […]

  • Team Trevor Ritchie @ atelier

    Team Trevor Ritchie @ atelier

    “At my first competition, a Skills Canada event, I got slaughtered. I came in dead last… ” It clearly didn’t turn him off. Trevor Ritchie credits teacher-mentors (chef Tyrone Miller chief among them) for seeing in him a fierce and focused determination. They took him on. And gradually, he started bringing home hardware. Fifteen years […]

  • Bocuse d’Or comes to Atelier

    Bocuse d’Or comes to Atelier

    It is indisputably the most prestigious cooking competition in the world. The Bocuse d’Or was created in 1987 by the legendary (nonagenarian) French chef, Paul Bocuse. Every two years, it invites 24 young chefs from around the world to a wild and crazy cook-off in Lyons.  Each must prepare meat and fish courses, accompanied by […]

  • Opening: Sawision’s Stofa

    Opening: Sawision’s Stofa

    Have to admit, I’m pretty stoked for this place. Jason Sawision, chef de cuisine at Atelier restaurant for six years, Marc Lepine’s sous chef for both the 2012 and 2016 golden wins at the Canadian Culinary Championships, 14-month intern at chef Michael Stadtlander’s Eigensinn Farm, butcher for a year at Toronto’s The Healthy Butcher, chef/instructor […]

  • Gold Medal Plates 2017: Chefs Revealed!

    Gold Medal Plates 2017: Chefs Revealed!

    I’m delighted to announce the ten chefs who will be facing off this fall at the 2017 Ottawa-Gatineau Gold Medal Plates, a cross-country run of events that celebrates Canadian distinction in food, wine and sport, in support of Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Gold Medal Plates is also a culinary competition, held in eleven cities […]

  • Restaurants for Change 2016: October 19th

    Restaurants for Change 2016: October 19th

    It began with 25 participating restaurants in 9 cities across the country. Two years later, the 2016 Restaurants for Change has grown to more than 70 restaurants in 16 cities. Proceeds from dinner service at these restaurants on October 19th will be channeled to local community food centres throughout the province. This year, along with two […]