• Montreal

    I just had the pleasure of spending the weekend in Montréal.  By good fortune, the Festival Montréal En Lumière was taking place at the time. This provided us with a fireworks show from our hotel window and a party on the streets all Saturday night. Of… Read more »

  • Valentine’s Day – Recap

    It’s been almost a week since Valentine’ Day.  Over 350 people ordered our special menu, which was picked up last Friday and Saturday.  To say things were a little CRAZY would be an understatement. We were concerned that our parking lot would be jammed… Read more »

  • This little Piggy….

    One of the joys of our business is the opportunity to work closely with local farmers and producers.  In the peak of the growing season this means we get to see a number of farmers every week when they make deliveries, or when we do our buying at the O… Read more »

  • Earth to Table

    Jo-Ann and I had the pleasure of spending a lovely evening last week at the Urban Element.  The guest Chefs were Jeff Crump & Bettina Schorman visiting from the Ancaster Old Mill Restaurant to promote their  new book, ‘Earth to Table’. Our  menu fe… Read more »

  • Valentine’s Dinner wine Pairings

    Our lovely and talented Robin has suggested a couple of wines that she believes will pair nicely with our 4 course Valentine’s day menu. To accompany the Amuse and Soup course, Robin suggests: Sibling Rivalry – White, Canada, Henry of Pelham Family Est… Read more »

  • Oops….

    Well it happens occasionally.  We rely on technology for so much of what we do every day and we expect it to always be there for us, and to be good to us.  But occasionally, technology lets us down.  It seems that when this happens we feel cheated, aba… Read more »

  • Lunch!

    One of the perks of working at the Red Apron is our ‘Staff Lunch’.  Each day at around noon, tummies start to rumble and someone is assigned the task of making lunch.  This is a great way to initiate new employees – to see if they can actually cook.  M… Read more »

  • Valentines Day

    Valentine’s Day is a time when we think about the people in our hearts.  It’s a time to remember how important it is to love, and be loved.  And if we are lucky, we will get to spend some time with the people we care about, whether it be our children,… Read more »

  • Bruce in the Urban Element Kitchen

    It is always a pleasure to see our good friend Bruce Wood.  Bruce was a pioneer of the local & organic food movement in Ottawa and is well loved by many in the Ottawa Food Industry. Bruce in the Kitchen I first met Bruce when he was co-president of… Read more »

  • We Love What We Do!

    Kelly's Mango Pie! It’s 2010 and we are back in the shop.  Everyone is well rested, and we have been busy all week trying to re-stock the Fridge & Freezer after the Christmas rush. We have had many requests for our Christmas pies (Bison, Duck a… Read more »