Food

Culinary jewel in the woods

Jean-Claude Chartrand serves honest French fare with a twist at L’Orée du Bois By Hattie Klotz Photography by Brittany Gawley When chef Jean-Claude Chartrand bought the esteemed Old Chelsea restaurant L’Orée du Bois five years ago, he didn’t tell a soul. “When things are going well, don’t change...

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3 neighbourhood gems

Eurostyle bistros worth checking out By Julie Beun Photography by Brittany Gawley MeNa chef/restaurateur James Bratsberg, below left, and co-owner Bryan Livingston encourage guests to be adventuresome and try their innovative blind-tasting menus. The recently renovated 30-seat dining area and sleek...

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Recipe for Success

Ottawa restaurant icons Caroline Gosselin and Peter Boole reveal their trade secrets By Patrick Langston Photography by James Park Asked about his enviable track record as a ByWard Market restaurateur, Peter Boole replies dryly, “You call it successful. I call it survival.” Of course, Boole...

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The Scene

FOUR RESTAURANTS WITH BUZZ By Janet Wilson seven questions matthew carmichael What is the secret to your successful partnership with fellow chef/restaurant co-owner, Jordan Holley? Our partnership is based on our great friendship. Jordan is also extremely strong in areas that I’m not and I’m better...

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Seoul Food

Fresh and flavourful, Korean side dishes or banchan move into a starring role By Julie Beun Photography by James Park They dazzle. They delight. And there are so many of them, they’re almost too much to contemplate.  Yet that’s what banchan — the intoxicating array of small side dishes that...

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