Tag: Cafe My House

  • Canadian Culinary Championships 2018

    Canadian Culinary Championships 2018

    In the dozen years I’ve been helping adjudicate the Canadian Culinary Championships, there has never been a more impressive parade of dishes at the Mystery Wine Pairing. Yes, the wine is stripped of a label, known only for its Canadian content and colour, and yes, 30% of the marks are for the food-wine match…. But […]

  • And she’s off… Briana Kim & team at CCC 2018

    And she’s off… Briana Kim & team at CCC 2018

    Greetings from Kelowna, home (for the past eight years) of the Canadian Culinary Championships. Our Ottawa Gold Medal Plates winner, chef Briana Kim of Café My House, is here with her team, ready for the weekend long competition that will see a new Canadian culinary champion wrest the cup and the honour from Calgary’s Jinhee […]

  • Kim heads to Kelowna

    Kim heads to Kelowna

    “There’s a lot going on all the time…” chef Jamie Stunt told chef Briana Kim. “It can be a bit overwhelming. Don’t be distracted by any of it. Try to stay focused.” Stunt was talking about his experience six years ago, when he led the kitchen at Oz Kafe to a silver medal at the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • A Gold Medal Plates first!

    A Gold Medal Plates first!

    With Toronto’s Gold Medal Plates now behind us (the final culinary showdown in the eleven city run) we know the full roster of chefs from coast to coast who will be duking it out in Kelowna at the Canadian Culinary Championships in February. Our Ottawa chef, Briana Kim of Café My House, will be the only […]

  • Ottawa Gold Medal Plates 2017

    Ottawa Gold Medal Plates 2017

    The twelfth annual Canadian culinary road trip known as Gold Medal Plates rolled into Ottawa last night. Our city was the ninth of 11 cities to hold the competition — only Toronto remains in the national campaign. More than six hundred guests, chefs, sommeliers, brewmasters, winemakers, athletes, musicians, and volunteers packed the Shaw Centre to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 613 Supper Club

    613 Supper Club

    “The first course is actually above you.” And so it was: charcuterie and house pickles, affixed with wooden pins to a makeshift clothesline that zigzagged the roof. Before we were directed by barman Jamie Martyniuk to look up and unhook the Seed to Sausage treats, I had thought the bit above us was an old-style […]