THE PEARL is an award-winning restaurant that strives towards excellence by supporting local artists, artisans, farmers, fishers and foragers with the philosophy that sharing a meal that is fresh, creative and visual in an inspired setting is simply the way it should be.
7792 Cavendish Rd, North Rustico
Fall Flavours Menu: $60 +HST
A childhood spent in the kitchens of his 2 grandmothers started Chef Steven Wilson on an undeniable path. Whether baking molasses cookies with his Nan, or foraging for wild strawberries with his Granny, he grew up knowing the power of good food, prepared with love.
Beginning with his first job, flipping pancakes in a local breakfast joint, Chef Steven has built a varied and extensive resumé. Having worked in some of the country’s finest golf clubs and elite restaurants, it is his time at the renowned Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto that he feels truly polished a cook into a chef. Under Executive Chefs John Higgins and Daniel Schick, Chef Steven gained a great respect for his ingredients and learned to trust his own “voice” in the kitchen.
It is this respect for ingredients that has dominated Chef Steven’s cooking throughout his career. Not satisfied with just using locally produced ingredients himself, Chef Steven has frequently been recognized for his support of local farmers and producers, growing into a vocal advocate for the “field to fork” movement. Talking to Chef, seeing his beautiful food photos on social media or eating his simple yet sophisticated dishes, you cannot help but be swept up in his passion.