Warning (2): session_start(): open(/var/lib/php/session/sess_hdj4e2moabgcft39j06f5t3h33, O_RDWR) failed: Permission denied (13) [APP/Vendor/cakephp/cakephp/lib/Cake/Model/Datasource/CakeSession.php, line 668]Code Context
// For IE<=8
session_start();session_start - [internal], line ?? CakeSession::_startSession() - APP/Vendor/cakephp/cakephp/lib/Cake/Model/Datasource/CakeSession.php, line 668 CakeSession::start() - APP/Vendor/cakephp/cakephp/lib/Cake/Model/Datasource/CakeSession.php, line 204 CakeSession::write() - APP/Vendor/cakephp/cakephp/lib/Cake/Model/Datasource/CakeSession.php, line 418 SessionComponent::write() - APP/Vendor/cakephp/cakephp/lib/Cake/Controller/Component/SessionComponent.php, line 55 SecurityComponent::generateToken() - APP/Vendor/cakephp/cakephp/lib/Cake/Controller/Component/SecurityComponent.php, line 560 SecurityComponent::startup() - APP/Vendor/cakephp/cakephp/lib/Cake/Controller/Component/SecurityComponent.php, line 245 ObjectCollection::trigger() - APP/Vendor/cakephp/cakephp/lib/Cake/Utility/ObjectCollection.php, line 128 call_user_func - [internal], line ?? CakeEventManager::dispatch() - APP/Vendor/cakephp/cakephp/lib/Cake/Event/CakeEventManager.php, line 243 Controller::startupProcess() - APP/Vendor/cakephp/cakephp/lib/Cake/Controller/Controller.php, line 677 Dispatcher::_invoke() - APP/Vendor/cakephp/cakephp/lib/Cake/Routing/Dispatcher.php, line 189 Dispatcher::dispatch() - APP/Vendor/cakephp/cakephp/lib/Cake/Routing/Dispatcher.php, line 167 [main] - APP/webroot/index.php, line 105
ATELIER, Ottawa, Ontario
Chef/owner: Marc Lepine
Cuisine: Microgastronomy, Modern.
Telephone: 613-321-3537. Twitter:@MarcLepine
2015 Rank: 48.
2014 Rank: 23.
2013 Rank: 4. 2012
Rank: 5 (People's Choice Winner)
Price Range: $110
You Must Order: The menu changes daily. Dinner usually averages around three hours in length; there is a wine pairing available every evening ($60) of nine or 10 wines. The pairing is optional, and an extensive list of wines by the bottle and glass, as well as other drinks.
Need to Know … from food writer Taryn Hearn: “Atelier only has a tasting menu and emphasizes a ‘hypermodern’ approach. My experience is hit or miss. At times there are too many flavours on the plate that compete or a course seems to gimmicky (I wasn't a fan of the sticky, edible balloons). However, when the course is a hit, it is absolutely amazing. I had the best dessert of my life the first time I ate here. This restaurant has made me consider some ingredients differently. I also have to highlight the sommelier, Steve Robinson, who does a fantastic job of matching incredibly challenging meals. I'm not a fan of every course but I'm always interested in what's coming out next.”
John Placko, Culinary Director of Modern Culinary Academy, says: “Precision in terms of flavour combinations, modernist techniques and skillful plating with a playful edge makes this a destination restaurant worth the drive.”