Some of you may know me from Top Chef Canada
where I competed on the very first season of the show. It was an
amazing experience and one that helped motivate me to take on my latest
project: opening my new restaurant, Mallard Cottage.


 Todd Perrin


Mallard Cottage is a 200-plus-year-old
piece of Newfoundland history, located right in the heart of Quidi Vidi
on the eastern edge of downtown St. John’s. An important piece
of Irish Vernacular architecture, a provincial heritage icon, a national
historic site and hopefully soon home to our new restaurant! We have purchased this important site
with plans to save it, restore it and transform it into one of the
coolest places to eat in the entire country and we want you guys to come
along for the ride. Learn more about the restaurant in my first video blog below:



Follow our progress at and on our twitter @mallard_cottage

You can also follow me @toddperrin
and get the inside scoop on our journey as we try+ to build one Canada’s
most interesting and fun places to enjoy great food, drink and friends.
Photo credit: Brian Ricks,