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Viamede Talks – Gouda Consommé

October 14th, 2016

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!

 


Garden Time!

June 13th, 2016

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 […]


The Leeks are coming!

April 15th, 2016

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 Trees Are Tapped

March 9th, 2016

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 […]


Restaurants in the News

January 18th, 2016

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 […]


Daisy

November 13th, 2015

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 […]


Making Viamede even better!

October 29th, 2015

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.


Fall Heritage: Pork Tacos with smoked corn pico de gallo & chili goat yogurt

September 24th, 2015

 

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

Ingredients

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 […]


Mount Julian Menu

September 4th, 2015

Fine dining at Mount Julian! A la carte, or 5, 7 or 9 course tasting menus. We also feature over 100 fine wines.

 

 


A little piece of history: The Victory Flag

August 21st, 2015

 

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 […]


Effective December 4, 2015

We at Viamede Resort value the privacy of all our guests and friends. That’s why in addition to a lock on the door of each guestroom, we have detailed how we use any information we receive.

Oh—and before we go any further—we’ll just let everyone know right off the bat that we comply with current Canadian privacy legislation.

1) What kind of information do we collect?

There are two different types of information that we collect: personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) and non-personally identifiable information (“Non-Personal Information”).

This might sounds complicated but it’s fairly straightforward.

Personal Information

We are a resort and people come visit, book rooms, and enjoy gourmet local food all of the time. As a result of these exchanges, we end up collecting some personal information—which is usually voluntarily given—that includes things like:

We take this information very seriously and only use it to facilitate your stay with us and to keep you in the loop should you wish.

Non-Personal Information

Through your interactions with us, our website and analytics platforms, and through our advertising partners, we may collect information that cannot be used to identify who you are. This type of information that may be collected are things like:

2) How do we collect information?

We collect this information in a few different ways.

When you provide us with information in making a purchase.
Fairly straightforward. You book a room, we receive personal information.

When you sign up to our e-mail list.
If you sign up to receive updates, we end up with a bit of your personal information. With your permission, we send you special information and you can decide to opt out at any point.

When you communicate with us.
When you reach out by e-mail, social media or by hand delivered letter, we may keep those for our records.

Information we automatically collect.
Like most websites, our services may incorporate fancy things like “pixel tags” and “cookies” which allow us to track actions and serve you information about our products and services. All of these collect Non-Personal Information.

3) How is the information used?

Personal Information could be used to:

4) What about Non-Personal Information?

From time to time, we use third-party advertising companies to serve you ads when you visit our website. They may use Non-Personal Information about your visits to this and other websites to provide ads about goods and services that are of interest to you. If you would like more information about this wizardry or to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies you can look here.

5) What else?

We want to make sure you enjoy your time with us and that your information is protected. Personal Information will only be used or shared when necessary and we would never sell you out by giving your information to third parties without good reason.

Unsurprisingly, we reserve the right to update our privacy policy at any time. When that happens, we will update the effective date at the top of this page so that you know.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. We hope to see you around soon.