L'Autochtone

Haileybury, Ontario

Serves Alcohol Table Service

Limited Operations

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Steeped in tradition, but not bound by it, L’Autochtone offers a contemporary take on North American classics as seen through an Indigenous lens. An innovative hybrid eatery and Cultural hub which blends together foods and techniques from English, French, and First Nations Cultures with a focus on local and sustainable ingredients, L’Autochtone’s chef-owner, Gerry Brandon is part of the Indigenous cuisine renaissance with his restaurant in Temiskaming Shores. Although tiny, L’Autochtone’s contemporary decor, striking Indigenous pop-art, and well-executed menu would give any big-city restaurant a run for its money. However, the restaurant pays homage to its small-town, Northern Ontario heritage in almost everything it does: there are tables with tops made out of local birch bark, a moss wall with real moss, copper countertops and the bathroom ceilings are finished in wallpaper based on a 100-year-old Ojibwe beading pattern, even its name—the French word for Indigenous—references the important influences of Franco-Ontarian and Indigenous culture in Northeastern Ontario. Every dish at L’Autochtone reflects its Indigenous concept: there’s sage fry bread and duck poutine, “Wendigo” pickled deviled eggs and local cheese with preserves, wild rice risotto with local vegetables and braised meat. “The idea was that we would operate a restaurant and bar that’s obviously Indigenous but show Indigenous culture as something that’s a living and breathing thing.” says Brandon. ““As an Indigenous person, you feel this inherent draw to the land and the lakes and the trees and the forest, the rocks… all that,” he says. “It feels like drawing a comfort blanket over me. It’s just spectacular scenery here—living on a lake that’s practically 100 miles long is something many people dream of.”

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L'Autochtone

484 Ferguson Ave
Haileybury, Ontario
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The Authenticity of L’Autochtone

Cuisine | November 24, 2020

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Learn more about L'Autochtone by visiting them online:

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L'Autochtone

484 Ferguson Ave
Haileybury, Ontario
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Revitalizing Indigenous culture, one meal at a time

In our traditional cultures, food is harvested, cooked, and eaten with respect. Gathering around a table is an act of community — it is about feeding the mind, body, and spirit at the same time, with food that is thoughtfully harvested and prepared.

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