Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Breakfast Countdown Begins!

Our team at North is very pleased to announce that we will begin serving breakfast on April 6th!

Watch here for mouthwatering menu details, hours of operation, etc.

Can't wait to see you!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Guess What We Do on Our Day Off??!

Alain and Iain puzzle over the ingredients in a homemade Green Thai Curry.

I vacuum!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Gravenhurst Chamber After Hours at North

We had an amazing turn out at the Gravenhurst Chamber After Hours Event last night. Co-hosted by Dawna Whipp from Raymond James and Valerie Ferguson of ProLaw Solutions, the evening brought together a wonderful selection of Gravenhurst Business Owners and their teams, Town Councillors and Chamber Staff.
Brea and Jodi did their usual bang-up job at organizing and promoting, and both Dawna and Val gave terrific talks about their businesses.
Alain and I were really pleased to welcome people into the restaurant, show off our winter restaurant projects - and annouce some exciting news - more on that later!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Hey -
Are you following us on Twitter?????
@northinmuskoka :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Alain Preps for March 18th

Reservations are coming in as
Alain and Sous Chef Jim are fast at work prepping for our re-opening on Friday.
Pictured here, Alain is creating a sample plate of a Tomato Salad with Onion and Basil Relish, Balsamic Glaze

Two Days Until North's Opening!

The menus are written,
The food is ordered,
The linen arrives tomorrow,
The Chefs are prepping,
The fridges are back on,
The beer and wine are chilling
and We can't wait!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

New Paintings for North's Reopening March 18

Terry from the Auburn Art Gallery came over this morning to deliver some new paintings for our re-opening March 18th.
We'll share some shots of them over the next few days - and start with one of our favourites. Pictured here is a painting by Georgian Bay based Sharon Nix - called 'Day After Lent.'
Don't you just love these Cigar Ladies!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

North in Fodor's 2011 Travel Guide

We're very excited to share with you our 2011 Fodor's Travel Guide review. North has received high praise from Fodor's and is one of their recommended dining destinations. Wahoooo!
'Since opening in 2007, North, located in the centre of Gravenhurst, has been praised as one of the best restaurants in Muskoka serving hearty Canadian fare making good use of local game and produce. The menu changes seasonally, but has featured pan-roasted wild boar chop with blueberry-port wine reduction and poached sable fish in a pickled ginger and champagne cream sauce. The small dining room, with high backed dark leather chairs and white table clothes paired with rustic-looking pine stained floors has a metropolitan-edged, farm-to-table chic. Despite its being one of the classiest establishments in town, the atmosphere is relaxed and the service friendly and approachable.'

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Come and see the Finished Product on Friday March 18th!

This is the final shot in the 'Reno' series! Here you can see that the lounge area has been moved over to the bar (some of our wonderful customers who have been with us since we opened in 2007 will remember that this is where the lounge area was originally placed!)

We've just had confirmation that we will be the location of this month's Gravenhurst Chamber After Hours Event - hosted by Raymond James and Valerie Ferguson's Law Office- watch for more details here!

North's Reno is Complete!

And here is the completed reno - what do you think?!
The dining room is much more open now, and really lends itself to accomodating larger groups.
We're looking forward to opening the restaurant on March 18th so we can share it with you!

Lounge Area

With the wall down, we were able to move the lounge area - back over to the bar section of the restaurant. In this photo you can see that we haven't moved the lounge section (yet) - but you also get a sense of how much more space we have created by moving the wall!

Come and see the changes when we reopen on March 18th!

More Renos - Come and see on March 18

Here is another shot that shows the wall down.
You can see here that we moved the dividing wall over to run across the pass to the kitchen. This will allow our servers to have a larger work space, and should provide our customers with a little more privacy.

Renovations - See the results March 18!

As we get ready to reopen on MARCH 18th!!! - we want to show you what we've been up to.
We've been busy this winter doing some renovations in the restaurant. The most noticable one is removing the wall that divided the old shop area and the restaurant as a whole.

Posted over the next few blog entries will be a series of pictures showing you the work that Alain did, and the outcome.

We're really pleased with the results, and we hope we will be too!