We teamed up with Taste of the Valley to create a virtual Taste of the Valley experience! This cooking video series feature local chefs cooking with and talking about local food. Five separate episodes were shot in an outdoor kitchen that was setup at Hedgeview Organic Farm, just east of the City of Pembroke right in LV.

Each episode features a different chef from Renfrew County from various local restaurants and catering companies. They each showcased their expertise all while focusing on local food! 

Enjoy and come "Eat With Us!"

Hedgeview Organic Farm: 2519b Greenwood Road, Laurentian Valley, Ontario, Canada

Videographer: comBEtek Multimedia


Tracy Keller, owner of the Pink Flamingo in Renfrew.
Pink Flamingo

Feature chef and business owner Tracy Keller. Tracy with her partner Shelley England, own the Flamingo Restaurant in Renfrew as well as Eganville's Finest Ice Cream and 2 Fat Tarts in Eganville. On this episode, Tracy will demonstrate making fish tacos with fish sourced from Buttermilk Creek farm in Cobden. Come explore the Taste of the Valley in Renfrew County as we embark on episode 1!

Rebecca McPhee from the Heartwood Restaurant in Combemere.
The Heartwood

Features co-owner Rebecca McPhee with one of their cooks, Leah, cooking up a couple of their famous Buddha Bowls. The food is delicious and Rebecca also tempted us with a little "swim" in one of their recent creations, a "Lake Bowl". You have to visit this amazing Combermere restaurant and help out in creating a Lake Bowl of your own named after your favourite local lake. (Unfortunately, as wonderful as it was, The Heartwood has closed)

Andi Marcus of the Babbling Gourmet.
Babbling Gourmet

Features Andi Marcus, the Babbling Gourmet. Andi prepares her signature lamb “lollipops”. A fun, energetic and passionate foodie, when you are next looking for a caterer, you have to give the Babbling Gourmet a call. You will be amazed at the display and taste of the food that you will get to enjoy.

Steve Berry catering chef based in Eganville.
Chef Steve Berry

Features Steve Berry, Chef and owner of the Axe & Paddle Restaurant in Eganville. Steve grills up a deliciously succulent steak with mashed potatoes, vegetables and mushrooms, all locally sourced. You need to visit this amazing restaurant located along the river’s edge. (The Axe & Paddle as a restaurant is now unfortunately closed, but Steve Berry still operates for catering services.)

Elissa Kozakevich owner and chef of J&E's Bored N' Saucy.
J&E's Bored N' Saucy

Features Elissa Kozakevich as she grills up very tasty bison steaks topped with a delicious blueberry source, yes, blueberries are great on bison! You have to try fresh local food, frozen dinners, takeout and catering in Petawawa and now with a second location in downtown Pembroke, Ontario.

Logo for Taste of the Valley superimposed on a photo of ingredients.
Taste of the Valley

For over a decade, Taste of the Valley events have become increasingly popular for both residents and visitors to Renfrew County. The original concept for the Taste of the Valley was to promote and support local food producers in the Ottawa Valley. Over the years the events have evolved to encourage an expanded focus on the notion of “taste” with the celebration of local food, products, art and culture.


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