Alessa Valdez, chef at the Restaurant at Phantom Creek Estates, has invigorated the Okanagan food scene with her fine-dining-meets-wine-country-casual approach to cooking. This spring risotto, a home-cookery take on the standout dish from her recently debuted spring menu, is the perfect way to celebrate the Okanagan Valley’s post-winter awakening.

The Naramata Inn’s chef Ned Bell loves to cook seafood and highlight local ingredients. This chowder, a smorgasbord of all things aquatic, is a grand celebration of British Columbia’s finest ingredients.

Although this year’s groundhog predicted an extended winter, you can still bring spring into your home with recipes that illustrate the change to brighter days—like this BC blueberry lemon ricotta toast.

In early March, NUVO attended Courvoisier Cognac’s We Found Joy event in New York. The star cocktail of the evening—The Gala—evoked quiet summer days in Courvoisier’s home of Jarnac, France. Courvoisier has provided the recipe for The Gala so NUVO readers can enjoy a bit of Jarnac via New York at home.

Chef Steve Hodge, of Vancouver’s Temper Chocolate & Pastry, shares his lemon tart recipe to celebrate the second season of Project Bakeover. For this recipe, Hodge proves you don’t need a complicated list of ingredients to create a rich, elegant dessert.

Australia has recently announced that they will open their borders to vaccinated Canadian travellers on February 21, 2022. In light of this exciting news, here are three luxurious ecocentric retreats to add to your list.

Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with your significant other, getting together with friends or family, or perhaps taking the time for yourself, we’ve taken the guess work out of deciding where to go for romantic wining and dining. We’ve rounded up thirteen design-forward restaurants across Canada that will please a variety of palates. 

For this week’s recipe, we have a delicious spaghetti aglio e olio pasta from the Sandbar. Roll up your sleeves, pour a glass of wine, and add this comforting dish to your love-day menu.

We pride ourselves on bringing you the exceptional—the beautiful narratives of visionaries, stunning designs, and marvellous journeys. Here are twenty-one NUVO stories that deserve a standing ovation.

Whether you are in a pinch for what to bring to the party, want to add additional treats to your holiday lineup, or perhaps are looking for what to leave out for Santa, give these yummy cookies a try.

The holidays are meant for indulging in decadent desserts and appeasing your sweet tooth every chance you get. This pomegranate crème brûlée from Black + Blue offers a festive spin on a French classic and will certainly remedy those holiday cravings.

Whisky, maple, and Wayne Gretzky—talk about a Canadian trifecta. The three have come together in the spirit of the holidays to create the new Wayne Gretzky Distillery Maple Cream Liquor. Notes of caramel, sweet cream, maple syrup, baked pastry, and a hint of whisky spice make this the perfect addition to your festive drinks lineup.

Mexico is a beloved vacation destination for many reasons, not the least of which is their white sand beaches, crystal blue waters, and vibrant culture. We have rounded up nine of the most magical resorts in Mexico that await your arrival.

American Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that signals the start of the holiday season for many Canadians, as well. Whether you enjoy it now or save it for December, this roasted butternut and apple stuffing from Tractor At Home will fill your kitchen with a mouth-watering aroma that filters throughout the home.

With lockdowns ending, restaurant openings are beginning to be common fare in Toronto again. Here are six different, high-class restaurants of various styles to try, selected for the quality of food and the atmosphere.  

Ask restaurants and chefs throughout Vancouver to share their go-to Mother’s Day dishes and no surprise, there is a brunch theme.

Trina Moyles is no stranger to solitude. The author of the new memoir excerpted here has spent several summers as a lone eye in the sky atop a fire lookout in northern Canada.

These Vancouver chefs, Jenny Hui of the Lazy Gourmet and Nikki Tam of Minami Restaurant have shared these recipes to bring restaurant level food into our home.

A Southeast Asian twist on a North American winter classic, this comforting restorative soup is perfect for the cold weather months and hunkering down at home.

Just in time for the cooler weather, Kinton is sharing with us the recipe for a restorative broth and contemporary classic of Japanese comfort food, chicken jalapeño ramen.

Our cover story tests the limits of style without a human subject, projecting the absences that have defined the year.

Not everyone likes their Caesar the same way—some people are spicier, while others like an umami flavour. Here are three different recipes for a Caesar that are sure to satisfy every type of palate this summer.