Chefs and Co-owners Restaurant
Charles moved to Canada in 1981 where he continued his work in the industry, and met his Canadian wife Jennifer Warren. Jennifer left a post in the field of international trade to follow her dream and join Charles in the opening of their first restaurant, the well-reviewed “Loons Restaurant” in the Beaches area of Toronto between 1986 and 1992. Year after year Restaurant Les Fougères has received critical acclaim in international, national and regional media including the achievement of a prestigious gold award in the Grand Prix du Tourisme Québécois in 2004.Recent projects include a cookbook titled A Year at Les Fougères, which was awarded Gold in the Culinary Culture category of the Cuisine Canada Cookbook Awards in November 2008, as well as a Gourmand World Cookbook award, an Independent Publisher’s silver medal and a Cordon d’Or.
Charles and Jennifer’s attachment to their environment is strongly reflected in their work. The restaurant’s gardens now occupy a large part of the property and provide the kitchen with a wide variety of fresh vegetables, herbs and edible flowers. The seasons play a determining role in the menus which focus on the intrinsic qualities of the produce used. The cooking at Les Fougères simply tries to convey true, wonderful flavours as part of a memorable oasis which also includes warm and informed hospitality, a wine list of distinction and a lovely amble in a countryside setting.
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