food, served well
...the genesis of St. Martha's Brasserie d'Orléans
Martha's Brasserie d'Orléans is a small, yet
sophisticated restaurant tucked into the Orléans
Town Centre across from the Shenkman Arts Centre
original seed was planted back in the offices of Designed
Food Systems about five years ago when Food Service
and Hospitality consultants Doug Feltmate and Sandra
MacInnis made the decision that their company's practice
and philosophies should always originate with good
food, served well, in a pleasant environment.
became our starting point on all our projects whether
it be a large hotel, a convention centre, an office
café, or a restaurant. At the same time, we
were taking truly scaleable kitchen design and operations
into new, ground- breaking directions not yet seen
in North American.
order to do this, it was decided that we show people
this model and not just tell them. As a result, the
St. Martha's Brasserie d'Orléans seed was planted.
Doug and Sandra had constantly worked together both
professionally and in community-building in Orléans
so there was no doubt that Orléans was going
to be the home of the restaurant and their 50-plus
combined years in the hospitality industry insured
that the operation would be successful.
early thought was to be community-based with a focus
on supporting the Orléans community and therefore
they would also share the ownership of the restaurant
with like-minded community based people.
March and April of 2012, the ownership group was finalized,
leases were signed, many bottles of wine were consumed
and Dinner For Seven started and evolved into today's
ownership group that includes Doug Feltmate, Managing
General Partner; Sandra MacInnis, Director of Operations;
Ryan Feltmate Executive Chef; Lianne Zitzelsberger,
Director; Kim Jones, Director; Lawrence Silber, Director
and Legal Council; and Architect Peter Kindree, Director
and Design Council.
October 1, 2012, under the direction of St. Martha,
the patron saint of hospitality, the Brasserie d'Orleans
opened its house to the people of our community. We
believe that the art of enjoying food can be that
simple. Our goal is to provide you with a dining experience
that not only nourishes the body but feeds the soul
conjuring up emotions of home cooking, comfort
food and a sense of belonging to family, friends and
refinement" best describes the food we serve
and how we serve it. By evoking the regional French
approach to cooking, our menu is rooted in the past
but uses state of the art equipment and cooking techniques.
We have re-invented classic French brasserie fare
within an Ontarian context, with a little latitude
for our land-locked position!
open kitchen concept allows you to experience this
with your own eyes and heart. In fact, our Chefs
Table seating is designed expressly to provide you
with an up close and personal educational dining experience.
fresh comfort food, prepared daily
should feed the soul. That is why you will find items
such as hearty soups and stews, fresh ingredients
for our pizzas cooked in the stone hearth oven, and
flavors and seasoning that remind you of France.
our respect and support for farmers, growers, and
producers of food and beverage in our region - the
closer to home something comes from, the better it
is. Supporting our local economy and strengthening
relationships with respect for our local heritage
is one of our key values.
is our cornerstone
the spirit of Saint Martha, patron saint of cooks,
dietitians, housekeepers, housewives, hostesses, innkeepers,
and travelers, we welcome you with kindness and open
food is not just for the wealthy. Our focus is on
good quality and portion sizes that reflect real value.
and innovative - in every way
the bar in the fine art of food enjoyment, we have
innovated how your food is cooked using best
in class equipment using methods not found anywhere
else in the areaI
together a group of people who love food and have
a vision for the place that good food holds in our
lives. BLEND this vision together with a desire to
serve our community and better our world by embodying
the 'begin at home' philosophy of sustaining our environment
and protecting our future by eating local food. COOK
lovingly with passion. SERVE with a friendly smile
in an informal and beautiful setting.
learn more or to view our menu visit www.stmarthasbrasserie.com.
Reservations are recommended for Friday and Saturday
dinner service and weekend brunch.
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