Navigating COVID-19: Guides, webinars and partner resources

This page will be updated as new information becomes available. We encourage you to check back on a regular basis to stay informed. Guides & Tools Rapid Recovery Guide The Restaurants Canada Rapid Recovery Guide provides best practices informed by the best advice from Public Health Authorities both federally and provincially, as well as industry best practices in order…

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Navigating COVID-19: Updates and resources for foodservice operators

As the response to COVID-19 continues to evolve, Restaurants Canada continues to be at the table, working with all levels of government to ensure the concerns of the foodservice community are being addressed, while working with our partners and other key stakeholders to ensure our industry has access to relevant resources. We encourage Canadian foodservice operators to return to…

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Montreal Bar Owners Would Like to Sell To-Go Alcohol in Order to Survive COVID-19

A woman purchasing outdoor cocktails | Maksym Azovtsev/Shutterstock Plus, a woman orders 2,160 bagels for delivery, and more news Some Montreal bar owners are prodding the Quebec government to change alcohol retailing laws so that they can sell drinks on a takeout basis during the COVID-19 crisis. CityNews cites St-Henri wine bar Loïc and Mile End bar Buvette Chez…

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Cauliflower Finnish Style

It’s another brassica and stale bread dish, but this one is from Finland and it’s quite different from the Broccoli Italian Style. That one still feels quite summery, but this one is starting to look like an autumn dish. We use a lot of heavy, dark rye in this house, now that white bread is a rare treat. Let’s…

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During Lockdown, a Lively New Mediterranean Dining Establishment Bravely Opens in Griffintown

A spread of dishes from Ayla’s takeout menu | Two Food Photographers/Ayla Meet Ayla, with a Mediterranean takeout and delivery menu covering everything from smooth dips to juicy lamb kebabs While many Montreal restaurants remained closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 lockdowns, the Sud-Ouest is about to welcome one fresh dining option. New restaurant Ayla opens on Thursday (May…

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Long Weekend Grilling Tips from a Grill Master

The familiar early-September chill is in the air, but summer isn’t over yet! Read on to learn meat expert Kevin Beyea’s top grilling tips, and with a little practice you can become a grill master just in time for your end-of-summer BBQ! 1. Cleaning your grill is a vitally important first step to cooking anything on the BBQ. It’ll…

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Victors of the 2020 Ontario A Glass Of Wine Honors

The Ontario Wine Awards were a little different this year, with the judges nominating their top three white, red, and sparkling wines they had tasted throughout the year. After tabulating the votes, the OWA announced the winners – and they are… drumroll…   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Rosehall Run Winery (@rosehall_run) on Aug…

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Montreal Plaza Chef Buffoons Culinary Appropriation in Now-Deleted Instagram Video

Outside Montréal Plaza | Randall Brodeur Some Montrealers vowed never to return to chef Charles-Antoine Crête’s Petite Patrie restaurant amid a social media backlash Montreal Plaza chef and co-owner Charles-Antoine Crête is entangled in controversy after having appeared in a video uploaded to the restaurant’s Instagram page on Tuesday, in which he satirizes ongoing discussions surrounding cultural and culinary…

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