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Four Cocktails to Get Your Party Started

There's something for every taste here. 50 Shades of Romeo’s Recipe: 1 ½oz Romeo's Gin ½oz rhubarb syrup (Prosyro) ½oz lemon juice (Anti Vice) 1 dash of cucumber bitters (Ms Betters Bitters) 1 dash of celery bitters (Bittered Sling) 1…

Honey and Vinegar

THIS IS QUICK, SUPER EASY, INCREDIBLY VERSATILE—and delicious. A quality vinegar, with its acidity softened, mixed with good liquid honey makes a great sauce for dressing cheese (like fresh burrata or ricotta, or hard cheeses) or foie gras (both pan-seared…

Summer Cocktails from Canada’s Best Bartenders

Is there a better way to kick off a long weekend then armed with a fresh list of something-for-everyone cocktails?  Make Canada Day special with these 5 cocktails from Canada's Best Bartenders. The Royal Blood Aidan Lavoie-Whittall The Coldroom, Montreal…

Spicy Baked Eggs

You have to start this the day before, but it’s so easy that there is no exact recipe. Make the tomato sauce as spicy as you like, but the eggs must be nice and soft and jiggly. It’s so simple,…

Campfire Marshmallow Shooters

WE SERVED THIS AT THE RESTAURANT A FEW YEARS BACK, warmed, in a shot glass, as part of a special 25-course New Year’s Eve menu. I came up with this idea simply because I wanted to create a familiar flavour…

With knives in it

Milk Meets Coconut rum in this easily assembled cocktail inspired by the drink of choice at the Korova Milk Bar in Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange.

Charbroiled Sweet Potatoes

ONE DAY AT CRESSY HOUSE—my place in Prince Edward County—I was playing around with cooking vegetables directly on charcoal. I threw on a sweet potato, and an hour later, voilà! It’s so easy but it’s one of the most unique…

Road Apples

Forget Pumpkin Spiced lattes; this pared-down apple and Averna-spiced cocktail is a far more satisfying take on Autumn-in-a-glass.

Turmeric Pan-Fried Sablefish

SOMETIMES WHEN I GET HOME after a long day in the kitchen, I do not feel much like cooking. But if my wife and I want something light, I’ll make something really simple anyway. That’s when turmeric fried fish is…

Back Deck Oysters

A PILE OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND OYSTERS is a party just waiting to happen. To get the ball rolling skip elaborate toppings and keep it simple. True oyster lovers favour toppings that highlight the briny sweetness of our worldclass oysters…

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