Don’t miss the fun due to construction delays!
 

Come to Stratford early and stay late! Construction delays may be significant in summer 2019 so be sure not to miss out on any fun!

Hwy 7: Adding a round-about at Line 26 between Stratford and St. Marys/London/401 W

Exits from this roundabout to Line 26 are now closed. This first phase of construction should not significantly affect through traffic on Hwy 7; however, from July 2nd until October, the roundabout will be closed to all traffic. Detours will be signposted, and drivers should allow extra time to follow them.

Hwy 6 to Embro/401: Replacement of large culvert Aug-Nov

Expect delays but road will not be closed. Hwy 7 detour is suggested as above, if there is an overlap.

Hwy 8 between Stratford and Shakespeare: In progress

Beginning in early June, stretches of this road between the west end of Shakespeare and the east end of Stratford will be reduced on weekdays to a single lane, with flag people controlling traffic in both directions. Delays may be lengthy, so please allow additional time for your trip. (Both lanes are expected to be open on evenings and weekends.)

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Vincent Michael Stacey - Chef, Pazzo Pizzeria

Posted under STRATFORD'S #NEXTGEN CHEFS on May 29, 2019
 

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Pazzo Pizzeria

Meet Vincent Michael Stacey, Chef at Pazzo Pizzeria. Vincent grew up in the small town of Forest, Ontario, where he found his love for the culinary world at a young age alongside his Grandmother in the kitchen. Vincent loves working in the industry and he thrives in a high stress, fast paced environment. When asked how the culinary landscape of Stratford has influenced his cooking, here is what Vincent had to say: “The Stratford culinary scene has taught me to appreciate the need for local and seasonal cooking…being a graduate of the Stratford Chefs School instilled in me a level of quality and discipline for this craft.” If Vincent were to have the choice to sit down with any celebrity for a meal, he would pick author, Stephen King, as he aspires to learn from where he draws his inspiration and drive

 

Age: 27

Question Where did you grow up?
Answer I grew up in the small farming town of Forest, about 30 minutes from Sarnia.
   
Question What or whom inspired you to pursue a culinary career?
Answer My interest in the culinary world started when I was young, helping alongside my grandmother in the kitchen. As I grew older and started working the industry, I found that I enjoyed and thrived under the high stress and intense environment of service.
   
Question How has the culinary landscape of Stratford and area influenced your cooking?
Answer The Stratford culinary scene has taught me to appreciate the need for local and seasonal cooking. Stratford itself is surrounded by many amazing farmers and producers that help shape the food that is cooked within it. I would also say that being a graduate from the Stratford Chefs School instilled in me a level of quality and discipline for this craft.
   
Question What dish are you most proud of creating?
Answer The dish that I am most proud of is the Shrimp Buzara that is currently on the menu at Pazzo. It is a take on a Croatian seafood stew and is made with shallots, garlic, tomato paste, white wine, and served with warm buttery croutons. I am most proud of this dish because I believe it reflects my style of cooking the best. Simple, clean and balanced food.
   
Question What celebrity would you like to dine with and why?
Answer The celebrity I would choose to have dinner with would be Stephen King. His novels always seem to defy the normal and twist in ways you never expect. He does this with every new novel he writes and I would love to hear and learn about his process for doing this. To learn from where he draws his inspiration and drive.

 

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