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Canadian | Global | Cuisine
Discover the true flavours of Canada with a global twist offered by our award-winning Executive Chef Michael Blackie. Tempt your senses with exciting, inventive and playful dishes featuring fresh, regional and international ingredients celebrating Canada’s increasing diversity.
Whether your visit with us is business or pleasure, le café has an offering that is perfect for the occasion: sharing a sumptuous meal during a corporate lunch, indulging in our post-performance “munch” menu or grazing over our extensive Sunday Brunch menu.
Location(s) of Business
53 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Ontario,lecafe-082009
Born in Leicestershire, England and raised in Montreal, QC, Chef Michael Blackie has been cooking for almost 25 years on three continents. Having worked his way up through some of the best kitchens in Toronto, Michael was very fortunate to apprentice at the Windsor Arms Hotel.
Over the past decade, Chef Blackie has worked at some of the world’s finest hotels including the Fairmont Pierre Marques (Mexico) and the Oberoi (Bali)—an exclusive five-star facility voted the world’s best boutique resort by Leading Hotels of the World (2002) and listed on Condé Nast’s “hot list” during his tenure. Among his many career highlights, Chef Blackie held Executive Sous Chef and Acting Chef positions at the prestigious and world-renowned Mandarin Oriental (Hong Kong).
Most recently, Chef Blackie held the Executive Chef position at Brookstreet in Ottawa where, after just three months under his leadership, the hotel’s flagship restaurant Perspectives was awarded the prestigious four diamond rating from CAA. Chef Blackie joined the NAC artistic leadership team in April 2009.
Enjoy sizzling cooking demonstrations and delicious food and wine tastings by top Celebrity Chefs from Ottawa and across Canada