my day job








I thought you might like to see what I do all day long.

I took these photographs during a staff tasting of the new dishes I’m featuring on our ‘midwinter’ menu. The tastings let the kitchen work out any glitches with plating and gives the servers a chance to taste and understand the new dishes. This tasting turned into an eleven hour work day for us cooks.


When I started to design this menu, I couldn’t help thinking how this time of year our bodies crave warmth and comfort. Keeping in mind that I live in the great white north, it takes a lot of fuel just to get through the day! Nipping into a cozy little Italian food joint for a plate of pasta and a glass of red wine in the middle of a snow storm is my idea of heaven. Well maybe in heaven it might not be snowing…

There’ll be time enough for light food during the warmer months for now give me rich creamy pasta sauces, hearty lasagnas, bold cheeses, roasted winter vegetables and long slow braises and delicious char-grilled meats and fish. This is the food to celebrate winter!

This is how I spend my day.

Thanks for reading.

  • David D.

    These look amazing Michelle, can’t wait to try them. 🙂

  • I will take 2 of each to go!! Can you deliver to Whitby?? They lall ook delicious Michelle

    • Ha ha! I would love be able to do that. You need to make a trip to Saint John… Love to Ann

  • Penny Wolfe

    Everything looks so good! Like the first person who commented, I’ll take one of each. I think it’s time to go out for supper. I’ll definitely be making a reservation one night when the grandparents have the girls over night. Although, I’m not sure one night will be enough. However will I decide?!?

  • Patti Flecknell

    Michelle this is so not fair to do this to me first thing on a miserable day like today!! I am now sitting at my desk at work drooling looking at these pictures!! I will be making a reservation soon. Take care Patti

  • Anonymous

    We loved the tasting and very much appreciate all the hard work that goes into planning and executing on such tasteful dishes. The mid winter menu will be delicious and worth the visit!!!

  • Beautiful photos! And I’m sure the food is wonderful. What a joy to spend your days in that environment! Thanks for sharing and inspiring! ~ Sheila

    • It is wonderful. Creative always, sometimes incredibly frustrating but always fun!

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