"Chef Jason says that when he was growing up, his Chinese mom did most of the cooking, so it is her dishes he usually associates with comfort. Her meals were robust, drawing from a mix of cuisines, including shepherd’s pie, chili and scented roast chicken, which remains a favourite to this day."Read More
"Ottawa is a gold mine for top-notch restaurants that serve seasonal comfort food in a relaxed atmosphere. I could rhyme off 20 in 10 seconds flat. At the other end, we have a smattering of destination restaurants, places you cross town for. Atelier is the most prominent of that genre, with the newly re-opened MeNa muscling in — restaurants where the dining experiences are completely guided by the kitchen and dishes are designed to knock your socks off.
Jason Sawision could do either model well. He may look 19, but his CV is deep and eclectic..."Read More
"... He can roam all over the culinary map as much as he wants if it means we get to indulge in Stofa’s sublime seafood tower with Korean accents, or its pork loin main course that unites spaetzle, jalapeño and tamarind, or its impeccable passionfruit soufflé."Read More
"... It is open, comfortable and minimalist, with varying tones of pale grey complemented by dark wood. A lengthy bar fronted with intriguing tile runs across the back of the space; it has a wide white stone countertop, ideal for drinks or dining."Read More
"... The 35-year-old chef-owner of Stofa honed his chops as chef de cuisine at one of the city’s cutting-edge restaurants, Atelier, headed by award-winning executive chef Marc Lepine."Read More
One of the dishes getting rave reviews at a new restaurant in Ottawa is coming up on today's D is for dinner.Read More
"The chef, who has also enjoyed stints at the much-celebrated Canoe (Toronto) and Eigensinn Farm (near Collingwood), says he has been inspired by his well-regarded mentors “but you come to a point where you want to start creating your own menu.”Read More