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Nestled in a century building on the picturesque main street of Creemore, Ontario, Chez Michel is a French country restaurant that prides itself on exquisite food and excellent customer service.
Decorated in the bright colours of Provence and comfortably cozy on a candlelit evening, the restaurant is a personal reflection of its proprietors, Michel and Elinor Masselin.
Michel’s expertise is in the kitchen; Elinor’s is in assembling a knowledgeable and courteous staff to ensure your evening will be enjoyable. Whether enjoying the ambience of the restaurant’s main room,
relaxing in the more intimate wine bar or dining en pleine air on the charming patio, guests will be thrilled by Chez Michel’s classic French Cuisine, delectable desserts and extensive selection of fine wine.
Chez Michel – a superb dining experience in the heart of quaint little Creemore.
Michel Masselin was born in Normandy and grew up in Provence. He emigrated to Toronto in 1976 and trained in the kitchens of Chez Pierot, a renowned French restaurant in the Bathurst/St. Germain area.
After refining his skills to a fine art, he took them around the world. Before long, he owned a restaurant on the Gold Coast of Australia. It was there he met Elinor Allan, a blonde New Zealander with a taste for good food
and an eye for handsome French men. The couple married and moved back to Toronto, where Michel took a job as Sous Chef at the Toronto Hunt Club. Feeling the pull of the countryside, they moved north, and
on December 1, 1989, they opened the original Chez Michel in Craigleith, across the road from Georgian Bay and near the slopes of Blue Mountain. For 16 years, the Masselins built a loyal following, with fans of
great food travelling from miles around to enjoy Chez Michel’s charming ambience and fine French cuisine. In the fall of 2005, Michel and Elinor moved the restaurant to Creemore, a picturesque village with a main street
known for quaint shops and friendly people. Their devotees followed, and joined a whole new group of people who fell in love with the fantastic food and friendly service of Chez Michel.
Baked Brie with caramelized onions and cumberland sauce
Escargots à la Bourguignonne
Mixed greens with portobello mushrooms, goat cheese and a warm poppyseed vinaigrette.
Fresh salmon with saffron sauce
Carré d'Agneau with rosemary and garlic
Chicken Breast stuffed with goat cheese and spinach with sundried tomatos and creamy provençale sauce
Calf liver lyonnaise
Confit of Duck with ginger and orange sauce
Conquilles St. Jacques à la Parisienne
Filet Mignon au Poivre
We have additions to the menu everyday such as fresh whole lobster, veal filet, and another fresh fish
Venison and bison are featured in the fall
Ris de veau (sweetbreads), braised lamb shank, rabbit are also featured throughout the year.
Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)
Chardonay Latour (Bourgogne)
Wente Chardonnay (California)
Pinot Grigio (Bolla) (Italy)
Cuttaway Hill Pinot Gris (Italy)
Crystal d'Alsace (Alsace)
Franschoek Vineyard Merlot/Pinotage (South Africa)
Côtes du Rhône Villages (Côtes du Rhône)
Landskroon Shiraz (South Africa)
Moulin à Vent (Beaujolais)
Errazuriz Reserva Cabernet (Chile)
Crozes Hermitage (Côtes du Rhône)
French & Canadian by the glass, 1/2 litre & litre
Rosé & champagne
VINTAGE & SPECIAL SELECTION WINES
2003 Châteauneuf du Pape Grenache Blanc (France)
2004 Rutherford Hill Chardonnay (Napa Valley)
2003 Hartenberg Chardonnay (South Africa)
2003 Sancerre Les Baronnes (Loire)
2002 Chablis Old Vines (France)
2004 Mount Eden Chardonnay (Edna Valley California, Rating 88)
2004 Puligny - Montrachet Burgundy (France)
2006 Governors Bay Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)
2004 Heba Sangiovese / Cabernet (Italy)
2000 Chateau du Cayrou Cahors (France)
2004 Hunter's Pinot Noir (New Zealand)
2003 Châteauneuf du Pape Domaine Mathieu (France, Rating 92)
2004 Château de Montmirail Gigondas (France)
2001 Chateau Porto Carras Cabernet Sauvignon (Greece)
2000 Marques du Riscal Reserva (Spain)
2003 Hartenberg Shiraz (South Africa)
2001 Barolo (Italy, Rating 91)
2003 Chateau Fombrauge Grand Cru Saint-Emilion (France)
2005 La Vieille Ferme Cotes du Ventoux (France)
2003 20z Glass Chateau Gaudrelle (Vouvray) (France)
Champagne & Sparkling Wine
Louis Roederer Brut Premier (France)
Moët et Chandon Brut (France) 145-
Pol Roger Brut Reserve (France)
Trius Brut (Ontario VQA)
Henkell Trocken (Germany)
Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Brut (California)
Vouvray Brut 2001 (France)
"It is just like being in France" Lunch at Chez Michel took us to France - the music, the food – magnifique!" "The highest quality of food, great service, wonderful ambience – we don't need to go to France on holiday" "Thanks for a very memorable evening" We've traveled the world, eaten in many well known restaurants, we prefer the food at Chez Michel's!
Chez Michel is located at:
150 Mill St.
For reservations call:
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday Lunch & Dinner