Opening Canada | Tue at 6:30A & 4:00P
TLN celebrates tastes of the true north with its new original series Opening Canada. Join celebrity chef duo Rob Rossi and Craig Harding as they eat their way across their home and native land making stops in The Laurentians, Montreal, Toronto, Saskatoon, the Blue Mountains, Whitehorse and Vancouver to celebrate Canada’s diverse food culture from coast to coast.
The next day they check out a family farm on the prairie for local products before cooking an epic meal of their own. Downtown, on the banks of the South Saskatchewan, our chefs treat Dale and his friends to a locally inspired barbecue.
From there they visit the renowned Jean Talon market to stock up on amazing local ingredients.
That night Chefs Rob and Craig invite their friends over for a classic winter fondue party using rustic Quebec cheeses.
They move on to a stunning old Quebec cottage where they get a chance to cook an Italian lunch that includes a homemade layered lasagne passed down to Chef Stefano Faita through many generations of his family.
With the advantage of a local perspective the chefs set out to sample up and coming establishments. The first stop is Eat BBK, a Bangkok street food restaurant. Where they get a crash course in Thai cooking. The next stop is Mattachioni for some of the best wood fired pizza in town. It's a warm summer day, which also means it's time to bbq and for that the Chefs head to Woodbridge for a backyard cookout with their friend Tony and his family.
As this classic celebration of Canadian food comes to a close Chef Rob and Craig look back on an incredible tour and agree that Canada is truly one of the best countries in the world.