One Fine Food opened its doors in December 2016 with the dream of delivering a new dining and shopping experience in the heart of Peterborough at 800 Erskine Avenue. ONE speaks to the all-in-one market experience where you can explore, eat and shop the highest quality food, ingredients and decor. Owner and creator Glenn Stonehouse aspired to a concept that was different. One Fine Food is a 10,000 square foot Italian-themed, market-style, fine food store and restaurant offering a shopping and food experience unlike anything else in the area. Stonehouse is no stranger to lending his talents to new ventures: his experience is varied and diverse. He is the owner of the prestigious Wildfire Golf Club in Lakefield, and has owned a variety of successful men’s retail stores across Canada including Tip Top Tailors, Mr. Big and Tall, George Richards and Kingsport.
One Fine Food is a new way to shop. The ‘experience’ at One is a delight to the senses: savour the aroma of fresh house made bread and baked goods or wood fired pizza and delight in the colours of fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables. The warm welcome from our associates is just the beginning of our mission to offer only the best locally sourced or imported treasures. Our very own private label items have been most carefully selected.
In addition to the market, ONE features a restaurant that highlights only the best of seasonal offerings. Our Chef, Stefan Bruchmann, grew up in East Germany in the 80s, cooking with his mother and grandmother imaginatively using simple local ingredients to create flavourful dishes. Before the Berlin Wall came down most East Germans did not possess a refrigerator, so people typically shopped several times a week. The kitchen was the centre of Chef Stefan’s home and his first culinary classroom. His passion for food led him to complete formal training in classical French cuisine in 2003. He then worked in Germany for four years at the prestigious Accor Hotel Group. Cooking opened doors and opportunities for travel which allowed Stefan to immerse himself in the culinary diversity of each country.
In 2007 Chef Stefan moved to Ennis, Ireland, where he met his other love, his future Canadian wife. Together they continued to travel, moving to Auckland, New Zealand, Perth, Australia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Toronto before finally settling in Peterborough. Travel fuelled his passion and honed his talent for Italian cuisine, especially the preparation of fresh seafood. He had the opportunity to work in renowned Italian restaurants using only the finest ingredients. We are extremely fortunate to have Chef Stefan lead the culinary team at One Fine Food. He and his talented team source only the freshest of local and seasonal product to curate menus and provide fresh made from scratch prepared foods and take-home meals. Drop in or reserve a table to experience Chef Stefan’s ONE of a kind creations.
If you need a break from shopping or want to enjoy a beverage before your dinner reservation, visit our bar lounge. Victoria, our cocktail guru mixologist is one of the co-managers of the bar and restaurant. Victoria has devised a menu of innovative craft cocktails combining unique ingredients and garnishes which elevate the traditional cocktail. The bar and restaurant feature an inspired wine list that pairs perfectly with Chef Stefan’s cuisine. For more on One Fine Food, visit onefinefood.com or stop in and browse in person at 800 Erskine Avenue.
The market is open from 8 am. to 7 pm. And 8 to 6pm. on Sunday.
The restaurant is open 11 am. to 9 pm. daily.