Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Soo exciting - just 3 days until our send off for Graeme! Things are coming together nicely - the local businesses and community groups are all chipping in the ensure that this is a big success!
Check out a terrific article by Allyson Snelling in the Gravenhurst Banner that outlines the day's events.
We hope to see you at North!

Monday, February 15, 2010

We had a Blast!!

Thanks to everyone who shared their Valentine Weekend with us. We were sold out for both Saturday and Sunday nights, and sadly had to turn away some guests.
Our servers had a wonderful time meeting some new people and chatting with some familiar faces, and Alain and his terrific kitchen team did an amazing job and created some new dishes that guests have requested show up on a permanent basis on our menu! I'm sure we can oblige!
Thanks again!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Join North Restaurant and it's community neighbours as we celebrate Graeme Murray. Graeme will head off with the Canadian National Sledge Hockey Team to the Paralympics in Vancouver in March.
North invites you to the restaurant on Saturday February 20th at 3:30 for hot chocolate and home made cookies. Local schools will be on hand to sing O Canada, give Graeme banners and good luck posters to take to Vancouver. Graeme will sign autographs and have his Paralympic Gold Medal and World Cup Ring on hand. Call the restaurant for more details 705-687-8618

Find us in many locations

There are many different ways to find us on the internet! Find us on Facebook at North Restaurant and Catering. In the Welcome tab of the Video Tourbook of the Town of Gravenhurst website (, by email at and join our emailing list to receive event and menu updates.

Keep in touch with us in either of these ways, we always like to share our passion with you!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Class Success!

Another successful cooking class last night. Participants boned chicken without any incident! (WAHOO!), then learned the secrets to leak-free Chicken Kiev!
(Pictured here, Alain plates dinner for those who attended the class.)
More and more Alain and I feel like we're having good friends to our home when we have these classes. Conversations at dinner run the gamut, from food, Julia Child - 'Bon Appetit!', tough times in high school and how to move to Gravenhurst. Last night's conversations were reaching new levels of interest! Worth the price of admission just to spend a night with these soo interesting people.
Thanks to everyone who attends!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentine's Menu - Offered February 12th, 13th and 14th

Join us for our Special Valentine's Day Menu
Offered Friday Feb 12th, Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th, 2010

Pan Fried Herb and Panko Crusted Artisan Goat Cheese
Jalapeno Red Currant Jelly, Moroccan Lentil Salad
Wild Caught Colossal Prawns
Celeriac and Ginger Slaw with a Hint of Thai Curry
Salmon Saltimbocca
Wilted Spinach with Sundried Tomato, Vegetable Biryani Rice
Porcini Rubbed Angus Beef Tenderloin
Foie Gras Paté, Truffle Red Wine Sauce, Buttered Rapini, Fondant Potatoes
Chocolate Paté
Belly Ice Gelato Trio
Prices do not include taxes and gratuities
This menu is offered in conjunciton with our traditional dinner menu

Second Cooking Class

Tonight is the second in this month's series of cooking classes. Tonight Alain will show participants proper knife techniques (sharpening, caring, butchering, etc.) Class members will then learn how to create 10 different cuts from a chicken, and use the breast to make Chicken Kiev. After the class, I will join classmates and Alain in the dining room while participants enjoy the fruits of their labour!
This is the second year we have run classes in February - seems like a great time to beat the winter blues, enjoy good company and learn some new skills.
The class next Tuesday celebrates Valentine's Day - with the men cooking for the women! More on that later

Here we go!

Well - technology keeps moving forward, and apparently I don't!
Seems as though there are more ways to skin a cat than I am using! Everything I read says businesses need to have a blog - and so - here it is.
I'll use this space as best I can to keep you up to date on what's happening in the restaurant, events, special menus, staffing additions, trends we're seeing, and where you might be seeing us!
Our son Andrew and his girlfriend Kait have got us on Facebook (become a fan - North Restaurant and Catering). We have a good sized emailing list, great marketing inside the restaurant, and now - A BLOG! Huh!