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!
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.'
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!
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!
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.