Entries by Adrian Brijbassi from 01/2013

The Best Place to Travel in 2013 Is...

| Posted 01.01.2013 | Canada Travel

Today, Louisbourg still exhibits the spirit and mindset of its founders. Set in 1744, toward the end of French rule of the territory on Cape Breton, the recreated historic village replicates life as it was for the blacksmiths, tavern owners, military personnel, government officials and citizens in the 18th century.

A Rock 'N Roll Tour of Nova Scotia

| Posted 01.05.2013 | Canada Travel

Matt Mays calls Dartmouth the New Jersey of Nova Scotia. If that's the case, you could say he is the Bruce Springsteen of the Maritimes. Songs about life in Mays' unheralded hometown located on the other side of the big city are reminiscent of how Springsteen so often wrote about the characters on the Jersey Shore during his early career.

Canadian Cuisine Isn't the Same without Missing Chef Gushue

| Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Travel

News that Jonathan Gushue, 41, has been missing since December 31, 2012 is worrisome for anyone who's enjoyed his food, his dedication to Canadian cuisine or his affable spirit. Gushue has elevated Canadian cuisine as much as any other chef in the country.

The Must-Try Restaurant in Calgary

| Posted 01.15.2013 | Canada Travel

When Olivier Reynaud moved from Avignon to Calgary in 1999, he didn't anticipate being a pioneer. That seems to be what happens to entrepreneurs in Western Canada, however, and it wasn't long before the co-proprietor of Rouge found himself at the forefront of a local food movement in Alberta's largest city.

The Canadian Chef Who's Fed An Olympic Village

| Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada Living

Michael Smith told me he has built a career out of reminding Canadians that cooking is about the people you share the meal with rather than the perfection of the recipe. He then went about showing what he meant. In a wildly entertaining weekend at Deerhurst Resort, Smith held court and kitchen in the Muskoka property most famous for hosting Barack Obama.