Malcolm’s Place focussing on fresh and local fare

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Malcolm Muth said he has been working in restaurants for three decades but he has always wanted his own restaurant. That goal was reached when Malcolm’s Place opened its doors. 

With wife Paige, who has also spent many years in the restaurant industry working as a server, they bring their combined experience to a new venture close to home in Creemore, where they have lived for 18 years.

Muth said he was looking for the right opportunity and found it when Mardi O’Shea closed her restaurant at the corner of Mill Street and County Road 9. He was cooking at Terra Nova Pub, owned by his sister Anna Alonso, and prior to that, Muth said he has done everything from fine dining, to cooking at Base Borden, ski clubs, and country restaurants. 

Inspired by local and seasonal ingredients, Muth has created a breakfast menu with all the classics and a couple twists, like Irish soda bread and rosti potatoes, and a full lunch menu of salads, sandwiches, burgers, and entrée style meals, like spaghetti and rainbow trout.   

He said he has an ever-changing specials board featuring a soup and quiche of the day and eggs benny on the weekends. 

The specials are inspired by what is local and fresh. Muth said he orders from suppliers that he has gotten to know over the years and is happy to say that he buys locally including, meat from Stayner Meat Packers and Hoffmann’s, milk from Miller’s Dairy, cheese from Say Cheese in Midland, produce from Fiddle Foot Farm in Mulmur and potatoes from Rutledge Farm in Honeywood.

And having worked as a pastry chef, Muth’s lemon cheesecake with blueberry compote is a staple, while other desserts are inspired by the season – think apple pie for fall.

The restaurant is licensed and has a full bar with local beer from Creemore Springs Brewery on tap.

Malcolm’s Place serves breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday next to the Shell station at 7535 County Road 9. Call 705-520-5200. A full menu is posted on the Malcolm’s Place Facebook page.

The restaurant is available for private bookings in the evenings. Call for availability and rates, which vary depending on a number of factors such as the menu and the number of diners. 

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