New Chef Joins Lord Elgin’s Grill 41


TORONTO — Bringing new culinary flair to one of Canada’s most historic hotels, chef Brian Vallipuram has stepped up to lead the kitchen at The Lord Elgin’s new Grill 41 restaurant.

“Chef Vallipuram brings an impressive list of accomplishments and a wealth of experience,” said David Smythe, the hotel’s GM, while speaking of Vallipuram who has helmed Mark McEwen’s North 44 in Toronto and his own Axcess Restaurant. ”We are proud of the new space and the locally inspired menu at the restaurant and know chef Vallipuram will continue to raise the standard, bringing our guests an incredible dining experience.”

Named in recognition of the year The Lord Elgin was built, Grill 41 features a Canadian-inspired menu created in collaboration with the Food Network’s Michael Smith. House specialties include tarte flambée with a selection of toppings such as Ontario smoked bacon and smoked apple wood cheddar, Quebec oka cheese nachos with the option of a lobster topping, a Canadian charcuterie platter and poutine with duck confit.

“It is a pleasure to be in the country’s beautiful capital city at one of the most historic landmark hotels,” said Vallipuram. “Grill 41 is an exciting addition to Ottawa’s dining scene. I’m proud to be a part of the team and look forward to providing guests with a wonderfully fresh and unexpected culinary experience.”


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