The Red Apron
Jennifer Heagle & Jo-Ann Laverty
Chefs and Co-owners
“It is our personal goal to get our friends, family and loved ones back to the table around fresh, wholesome, well prepared food – and now our table includes you.” This is the guiding philosophy of The Red Apron and three years ago, Jo-Ann and Jennifer, both successful food industry entrepreneurs, teamed up to create the company which offers “sophisticated comfort food” for pick-up or delivery.
Red Apron meals are prepared on site, using locally produced ingredients to the fullest extent possible. The menu details are available online and clients are able to select portions and schedules to suit their needs. For the convenience of drop-in shoppers the ‘Retail Pantry’ stocks a wide selection of fresh and frozen entrees as well as fresh daily ‘Art-is-in’ breads, fresh or frozen desserts and fresh daily pies along with preserves, pickles, sauces, fair trade organic coffee and teas.
“Table Talk” food fact notes are included with each Red Apron meal and all packaging is biodegradable, recyclable or re-usable.
The National Arts Centre’s 1 Elgin is proud to showcase the fresh flavours and ingredients of Canada. Focusing on local seasonal ingredients, 1 Elgin’s menu is a culinary experience that indulges the senses. Experience our take on contemporary cuisine with dishes that will delight and engage you.
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The Green Door Restaurant
Ron Farmer, Jenny Ong, and Charles Miller, Owners
“We specialize in high quality, wholesome foods and baked goods made from ingredients that are locally grown and produced,” says Ron Farmer when he discusses the philosophy of The Green Door. With five decades of experience in the food industry between them (bakery, restaurant, catering, natural foods store, organic gardening), they bring to the restaurant the expertise necessary to fulfill their promise that everything on the extensive menu is prepared on site.
Established in 1988, The Green Door qualifies as “Ottawa’s oldest and best known vegetarian restaurant.” The menu reflects the seasonal harvest of locally grown organic produce and the casual ambiance is enjoyable for both newcomers and regulars. They offer a catering service for large and small groups. ‘The Green Door Cookbook, 2nd edition’ is available, as are gift cards and funky t-shirts featuring Ron’s original art.
Ron, Jenny, and Charles are firm advocates for the food security benefits that are derived from supporting local growers and producers.
Simon Brière-Audet, Head Chef
Simon Brière-Audet joined the culinary team at Courtyard Restaurant in 2015 and took the position of Head Chef in early 2017. Fresh local ingredients, classic cooking techniques, and his French-Canadian heritage, inspire Simon’s menus. As the Executive Chef of Lapointe’s Restaurant Group for 5 years, he also has a great appreciation for sustainable fish and seafood dishes, which you will often find on his menus. On his days off, you’ll find Simon tending to his half-acre garden, or visiting other farmers and producers in the region. Simon is the co-owner of Lowertown Canning Company, and an avid supporter of all things local.
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The Albion Rooms
The Albion Rooms began its life as the Albion Hotel, established in 1871. Ever since, the location has been a popular place to meet, relax, and dine.
Our philosophy at the Albion Rooms is to work with Ottawa’s finest local craftsmen. We are committed to providing a platform for the very best this city has to offer, while supporting a vibrant and sustainable community of local producers. This commitment allows us to offer an exceptional farm to fork dining experience for our guests.
Our goal at the Albion Rooms is to provide you with the best of old-world hospitality. No matter your occasion, our passionate and knowledgeable staff will ensure your experience with us is one to remember. From craft Ontario beers and specially selected wines, to signature cocktails and dishes borrowing from traditional European and Canadian cuisine, our menu aims to please even the most discerning palate.
We want The Albion Rooms to be your home away from home, so stop by, relax, and experience the storied history of The Albion Rooms.
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Patrick Garland, 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.