2016 Eat & Vote Winner

Congratulations to backhouse, The Air Canada enRoute People’s Choice Award Winner.

“Guests tell us they feel like they’re eating in our house, and that’s the hugest compliment.”

~ enRoute
Air Canada

Canada’s 11 Best New Restaurants 2015

‘Where Toronto’  bestows accolades to backhouse in the Niagara region for employing a farmer full-time to provide sustainable ingredients.

~ Editors
Where Magazine

“Indeed, the food at backhouse is aggressively locally sourced.”

Chef Crawford also eschews imported goods like lemons and olive oil. And yet, for however avant-garde the backhouse’s procurement concept may be, Crawford’s food is entirely approachable.

~ Malcolm Jolley
Good Food Revolution

“The on-staff farmer grows vegetables and herbs for each dish.”

Everyone in the kitchen must put in one day a week on the three acres of land backhouse rents from a local farmer to grow its produce. The point is to understand and appreciate what goes into taking food from seed to plate.

~ Tiffany Mayer
Eating Niagara / Post Media

“Previous celebrations include a midnight pop-up in the middle of Main Street.”

No matter where they’ve been, Chef Ryan Crawford and Beverley Hotchkiss, have celebrated Food Day Canada every year since its inception.

~ Anita Stewart
Food Day Canada

“There is no divide, no wall between the kitchen and dining room.”

Guests are even invited to move between the two—they’re asked to come back and roast their own marshmallows on the wood fire to conclude their dining experience.

~ Tara Nolan
Travel Life Magazine