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Farm to table – from Penokean Hills Farms to Verdicchio Ristorante

Posted 07.12.18

The kitchen team at Verdicchio Ristorante | Enoteca had the opportunity to spend time at Penokean Hills Farms this week.
We are working with the Algoma farmers to incorporate their beef into our menu. They are also our partner in Beef Stack,  our farm to table harvest dinner on Saturday August 25.
Penokean Hills Farms was created by a small group of five family farmers in 2005 with a goal to produce a premium-quality, 100% Northern Ontario brand of beef. Their mandate is to raise each animal in a high-quality, stress-free environment, but also to enhance the local environment and support the community.
Chef Daniel Guerra along with prep cook Sophie Marion and line cook Brian Burton were impressed with Penokean’s philosophy and farming practices. 

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Five questions with Samantha Spadafore

Posted 06.28.18

Join us in celebrating Samantha Spadafore’s one year work anniversary! 

Since joining the Verdicchio team in in July 2017 as a line cook, Samantha  has worked her way up to sous chef. We pulled her from the line for a few minutes to answer 5 questions. Find out more »

Verdicchio is now a ‘Certified Taste of Ontario’ Restaurant

Posted 04.12.18

Verdicchio Ristorante | Enoteca’s passion for local food has earned it the Feast On ‘Certified Taste of Ontario’  designation.

Verdicchio joins other restaurants across Ontario in the certification program that recognizes businesses committed to sourcing Ontario grown and made food and drink. Find out more »

Italian comfort food on a snowy day

Posted 12.12.17

When its November and in the middle of a snowstorm,  stay warm and cozy inside with some Italian comfort food.

Nothing brings us more happiness on a snowy day than a plate of pasta, risotto or polenta. And good news! All those dishes are available on our new menu. Find out more »

10 reasons to espresso yourself!

Posted 11.16.17

Espresso runs through our veins, inspires and refuels. So naturally we are excited about National Espresso Day on Thursday November 23!

To mark this day we will be offering a special three-course menu using espresso as an ingredient. In the meantime, we would like to spread the joy of our favourite warm drink with this blog post. Find out more »

Five questions with Manitoulin Brewing

Posted 10.25.17

Manitoulin Brewing Company joins us November 4 for Mastering The Art of Homemade Salsiccia and Beer Tasting, the next instalment of our Cooking Class series. Tickets are $65 (plus taxes and gratuity) and available by calling Verdicchio Ristorante | Enoteca.

We caught up with Blair Hagman, president of Manitoulin Brewing , earlier this week to chat about beer, bottles and dreaming big. Find out more »

Verdicchio Recognized As Local Food Champion

Posted 10.11.17

 

Verdicchio Ristorante | Enoteca was recognized as a Local Food Champion at the annual Eat Local Fall Harvest celebration.

The restaurant received the top honours in the Business, Institution Restaurant Category for doing its best to put local food on the menu. Find out more »