RAYMONDS, The merchant tavern
Jeremy Bonia grew up in Logy Bay and began his career in the restaurant business at Bianca's - one of Newfoundland's original fine dining restaurants. It was here that he developed an interest in wine which led him to become a certified sommelier. In 2007 he met Jeremy Charles and went to work with him at Atlantica, where, in their first year, they earned the title Best New Restaurant in Canada from En Route. Together they opened Raymonds in 2010, and took the Best New Restaurant title for an unprecedented second time and is now considered one of the best restaurants in Canada. This year they opened their newest venture, The Merchant Tavern. Jeremy has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Canada researching and buying wines for both Restaurants. He has been featured in Decanter, Wine Spectator, Fool, The Globe & Mail and MacLean's and was recently added to Wine Business International’s “Power List” as a top wine professional in Canada.