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Preserving Canada’s natural delicacies

At a crowded outdoor café tucked in behind the Vancouver Aquarium, in Stanley Park, Alexis Brown—from their Marine Science Centre—and research scientist Laurenne Schiller were having a spirited go at explaining the ins and outs of assessing the sustainability of…

Charles-Antoine Crête’s Montréal Plaza

The most keenly anticipated Montreal restaurant opening of 2015 was easily Charles-Antoine Crête’s Montréal Plaza, which opened in late August in the former Holder brothers’ space in Plaza St-Hubert. Montréal Plaza is Crête’s first restaurant (with business partner Cheryl Johnson)…

Le Cordon Bleu awards Passion for Excellence Scholarship

Amanda Coccimiglio has won the first Passion for Excellence Scholarship from Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa. The scholarship, sponsored by Restaurants Canada and Canada’s 100 Best, was announced during the celebration of Le Cordon Bleu’s 120th anniversary celebration at the Ottawa campus on Nov. 7.…

Nine Canadian restaurants make world’s 1,000 best list

Canada has attained nine spots on the inaugural list of the world's 1,000 best restaurants. LA LISTE, a Paris-based website created to rank the best restaurants in the world, published its first list on Dec. 17. A restaurant's ranking was…

Drink outside the box for the holidays

Reed Pettit, bar manager at Miss Thing’s — a Polynesian restaurant in Toronto’s West Queen West — suggests three cocktails for the holidays that offer a warming echo of summer.

Rolls-Royce releases a $54,000 cocktail hamper

Rolls-Royce has created the ultimate cocktail caddie for its vehicle owners. The English luxury car-maker has released a limited edition cocktail hamper, priced at about $54,000 CDN. Only 15 of the portable cocktail bars, designed to fit in the trunk…

S. Pellegrino launches 2016 Young Chefs competition

S. Pellegrino has launched its annual quest to find the world's best young chefs. Chefs, sous chefs or chef de partie, between the ages of 18 and 30, are asked to start practicing their best culinary creations to begin their…

Glenfiddich releases The Original single malt

Glenfiddich has released a recreation of its 1963 Straight Malt – the first single malt whisky sold outside of Scotland. Named The Original, Malt Master Brian Kinsman followed a recipe found in one of Glenfiddich's 1960s ledgers to recreate the…

Jamie Oliver opens first Canadian restaurant

The opening of Jamie’s Italian Canada marks the first North American eatery for international Chef Jamie Oliver. The restaurant, located in Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre, held its first diner service on Dec. 8. With more than 60 locations worldwide, Jamie’s Italian has grown…

Globe@YVR

Globe@YVR Named World’s Fifth Best Airport Restaurant

Flying and palatable cuisine are usually as far apart as the traveller’s destination. However, Globe@YVR is bucking the trend according to a list of the world's best airport restaurants, complied by The Daily Meal. The New York City-based publication recently…

Cactus Club Toronto Grand Opening. Toronto, ON, Canada. Oct 27, 2015. (Image: Ryan Emberley)

Cactus Club Flowers in Toronto

The long tease that began back in the summer of 2013, when the street level windows on the northern flank of First Canadian Place were first plastered with Cactus Club Café branded brown paper, is at last over. The Vancouver…

Alfredo Napolitano Pasta

A Passion for Pasta

Alfredo Napolitano’s parents knew their son was driven at a young age. While most 7-year old boys played with their toys and games, he spent his time in the family restaurant kitchen perfecting pasta dishes with his mother Rosa. “While…

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