Marc Lepine, Owner & Chef
Chef Patrick Garland, who trained at The Pacific Rim Culinary Institute, named his restaurant Absinthe to evoke the 19th century Parisien cafes where the intoxicating “green fairy” became bohemian society’s favourite beverage. The theme is aptly expressed in the comfortable decor, affable service, French- influenced cuisine, and indeed the availability of several brands of absinthe. Patrick is a long time, passionate supporter of area farmers and his “100 mile menu” features meats, cheeses and produce from eastern Ontario and western Quebec, fulfilling a commitment to, “eating well” and preparing food, “of the people, for the people”. Since its debut, Absinthe has won three Epicurean Awards and the 2008 Silver Spoon Award.
|The Chef:||Chef Peter Saunders|
|Savour at:||540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario|