One day in Ottawa: Top Chef Canada competitor Jonathan Korecki

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Since Jonathan Korecki’s appearance on Top Chef Canada (season 2), he has broadened his expertise to reinforce his background in French cuisine as the executive chef of two restaurants in Ottawa--one of which was awarded CAA four diamonds for the two years he was running the kitchen--while upholding his reputation of re-creating traditional Asian recipes.

Currently head chef of the official residence of the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, as well as consulting with various restaurants in the Canada’s capital region, Korecki is looking forward to expanding his territory and developing a culinary business in his home town of Caledon, Ontario. In spite of all his travelling and bouncing around, here are a few places Korecki visits when he's in Ottawa.



Wilf and Ada's--it's honest, scratch-made breakfast with great coffee.




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Edgar (in Gatineau) [serves] inventive, but still traditional Quebec and Canadian food. It's beautiful and cozy. It feels like you're being welcomed into somebody's home with that bienvenue-chez-nous charm.



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Supply and Demand--there's a casual elegance to everything, from the room to the service, to the food, which is always delicious. 



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Bar Laurel has a wonderful cocktail program, and there's nothing better than talking to a Scotsman about Scotch.