Wolfville’s Tempest Restaurant Is One of the Healthiest Restaurants in Canada
The summer 2009 issue of Best Health Magazine, a nation-wide Canadian publication, named Wolfville’s Tempest Restaurant as one four of Canada’s Healthiest Restaurants. The award was based on Tempest’s commitment to local, organic food. Chef and co-owner Michael Howell was also awarded Tidings Maverick Chefs award in 2006, and is currently featured in Tidings July 2009 issue.
Chef and co-owner Michael Howell was about his restaurant’s commitment to regional food. “Tempest is committed to preparing the best local fresh ingredients that result in a great dining experience. We do not eschew the flavours and techniques that create great cuisine, but if we can reduce unhealthy additives, make a dish completely vegan or prepare a six course completely gluten free menu for a keen diner à la minute, we can be proud of the recognition that Best Health bestows upon us. As a chef who believes inherently in the Slow Food Movement and its relevance in the restaurant sphere, I am as committed as ever to extol the virtues and health benefits of locally produced food.”
Tempest was again recognized as one of the best restaurants in Canada in the 2009-10 edition of Where to Eat in Canada. Tempest Restaurant is a member of Taste of Nova Scotia.