Riley Wanke, from one of Canada’s Top Restaurants, visits Viamede. In this video, he and Chef McKenna give us a behind-the-scenes look at the first course on the menu. So excited to have this creative collaboration at Mount Julian!
Spring has sprung its wings, and summer is almost here. The wild leeks are gone for another year, unless you have pickled them and made pesto to go into your Boathouse coleslaw to be enjoyed all year. Spruce tips are preserved, cattail hearts jarred, garlic mustard frozen and now (better late than never) planting.
Earlier this week Jarrod Craig, our groundskeeper, and myself had a meeting with the Resort General Manager Ben Samann regarding putting in a new 70ft garden to […]
By Chef Kevin
The unmistakable smell of Spring! A sign that Mother Nature is ready to wake up from her winter slumber. The first of the season’s Wild Leeks are here. This morning my Pastry Chef Dylan Smith and I went for a quick hike around beautiful Stony Lake near Viamede Resort in search of the illustrious wild green. It also happens to be my favourite ingredient by far of any item I may bring into our Kitchen and I put […]
The sap is running here at Viamede and that means spring is just around the corner. Today our On-site Farmer Jarrod and Chef Kevin McKenna started our annual maple syrup production by heading out and tapping our trees. From the early signs, it looks like we will have a fantastic season.
The syrup we produce here at Viamede is used throughout the year in Chef McKenna’s local forest inspired menus as well as with recreation programming for our guests. This March […]
Recently, there has been considerable controversy about a restaurant in Toronto in hot water over mislabelling ingredients – fresh squeezed orange juice from a big brand bottle, organic granola from a box of Quaker Oats, and similar.
This is sad, and unfortunately, will have repercussions for restaurants that really do try to serve the best ingredients. Many guests will need to spend more time researching the restaurant and it’s philosophy, and in many cases, reputable chefs will need to spend more […]
There’s a new girl in town! On November 2, the staff at Viamede Resort welcomed Daisy, Toby’s new sidekick and the resort’s newest furry guest experiences team member.
Daisy was Golden Rescue’s 2221st rescue dog. She is 7 years old, from the Toronto area and very outgoing. As a pedigreed Golden Retriever who loves wearing a fancy pink bandana, she’s a true uptown girl. Toby, our downtown boy, is not quite sure what to think about her!
Daisy is your typical active […]
WORKING TO IMPROVE YOUR EXPERIENCE! In an effort to offer you even more fun during your stay with us, we’re putting in an indoor pool and gym! This means we do have some construction noise during the day and a small area of the grounds next to the main building is not the prettiest backdrop for your vacation photos. The rest of the resort is fully operational and ready to entertain you.
We’ve got a tasty recipe for you this week! Perfect for the last use of the BBQ while your local farmers still have Ontario corn left. We made this dish at the Purple Onion Festival in Peterborough on Sept 20th and it was a big success.
Pairs perfectly with Publican House Brewery Ale or SmithWorks Brewing Company
1 Pork Shoulder or Ham Roast from your local farmer / butcher – cooked and shredded
4-6 Corn on the Cob – from your favourite farmer’s […]
Fine dining at Mount Julian! A la carte, or 5, 7 or 9 course tasting menus. We also feature over 100 fine wines.
With any building that has been around for more than a century, you’re bound to find a few historic treasures. Viamede Resort has collected its fair share of interesting items over the years. Take for example, the Victory Loan Flag.
During the First and Second World Wars, the Government of Canada instituted the Victory Bonds program. This program encouraged citizens and businesses to purchase bonds, and the money collected was used to help fund the country’s war efforts. Patriotic Canadians across […]