As word spread that renowned Chef Michael Potters would be closing the top rated, pride of Picton, Harvest Restaurant, speculation about his next venture grew rampant.
Highly sought after in Toronto, Chef Potters has chosen to remain in Prince Edward County as Chef de Cuisine at Angéline’s Restaurant and Inn of Bloomfield. He will open Valentine’s weekend on February 10.
Angéline’s Inn , built in 1869, and restored with vibrant colour and artistry, showcases the work of Canadian artists and the charm of its owners, Alexander and Melanie Fida, who are thrilled to be working with Michael Potters. “He has already contributed so much to the local farm-to-table concept which we also value,” shares Alexandre Fida. “He will add to what our family has spent years developing here in Bloomfield.”
For Chef Potters, working with the Fida’s will be a new and exciting chapter. “Their vision, philosophy and the beautiful setting of Angéline’s matches the direction in which I personally have wanted to go.” He enthuses. “We share a passion of farm-to-table cuisine and the desire to support local farmers which Willi Fida started many years ago. I value his legacy and the accomplishments he and Monika achieved over the last two decades in the County.”
Living in Prince Edward County has afforded Potters a deeper connection to the land and the seasons, and fueled his inspiration from it. “The main thing I try to accomplish is simplicity and purity,” he says. “That’s done through not over-working anything too much, and making sure the ingredients are beautiful and really fresh.”
Prior to moving to Prince Edward County in 2003, and his highly respected Harvest Restaurant, Chef Potters had also been linked with some of Toronto’s finest restaurants. “I see this as wonderful synergy,” adds Melanie Fida, “combining our talents to create a hugely successful partnership together.”
For more information about Angéline’s Restaurant and Inn of Bloomfield: www.angelinesinn-spa.com
To read the DINE feature story of Prince Edward County, including Chef Michael Potters and Angéline’s: www.dinemagazine.ca/2010/09/nouveau-county
Start reserving a table now, as this will be the next hot spot in Prince Edward County.