Normand Laprise de Toqué – le charmant innovateur

Récipiendaire de l’Ordre du Canada en reconnaissance de son apport novateur à la culture culinaire du pays, Normand Laprise est une personnalité d’une admirable humilité et d’une étonnante discrétion. Dans cette entrevue en profondeur, vous apprendrez que Normand Laprise s’oppose au modèle du chef tyrannique auquel il a eu droit durant sa formation en France…

Milos’ Costas Spiliadis is a man on a mission

Milos is one of the most respected restaurant brands in the world. A beloved icon of the Montreal scene, it was founded by  Costas Spiliadis, who has expanded Milos to New York City, London, Athens and beyond, in six locations around the world. Through it all, he has preserved the integrity and quality of the…

Antonio Park: a true cosmopolitan, driven by a passion for excellence

Antonio Park is one of the most celebrated restaurateur/chefs anywhere, with a growing empire that includes Park, Lavanderia, Marché Park and more. A die-hard Montreal Canadiens fan, he’s a favourite of celebrities like PK Subban and Neal Patrick Harris. A true  cosmopolitan with roots in Korea and South America, he speaks six languages, and believes…

Jean-Philippe Tastet: 20 ans et plus dans les restaurants de Montréal

Jean-Philippe Tastet est critique de restaurants pour le quotidien Le Devoir pour plus de 20 ans. Au cours de notre premier balado GRILLED en langue française, il nous parle de son parcours à travers des millers de restaurants qui font de Montréal sa renommée gastronomique. Comme d’habitude, vous pouvez écoutez en cliquant sur le lien…

Hanging with David McMillan at Joe Beef (in the backyard)

  We recently had the pleasure of sitting with internationally-respected chef David McMillan on an uncharacteristically warm and sunny late Fall day in the garden behind his signature restaurant, Joe Beef. He was generous and open and spoke to us at length about his career, his fellow chefs, and what it has been like to…

Making Beauty’s a Montreal landmark since 1942: Hymie and Larry Skolnick speak.

From Dean Martin, Dustin Hoffman and Alan Arkin to avid fans from Montreal, Toronto and points abroad, Hymie (95!) and Larry (69) Skolnick and their family have made welcomed satisfied customers from all walks of life for four generations. For decades, they’ve made Beauty’s Luncheonette a Montreal culinary  and cultural landmark. In this podcast, they…

Discipline, conscience and strength: Emma Cardarelli defines culinary leadership

Following in a lineage that extends from Normand Laprise to Martin Picard, Diane Solomon, David McMillan and Fred Morin, Emma Cardarelli made a mark at Montreal’s celebrated Liverpool House before co-founding critical and popular favourite Nora Gray. With strength and determination, she brings rigour and an insistence on freshness and seasonal products to her work….