Waterloo Eats food commentator Andrew Coppolino is food columnist for CBC-Radio 89.1 in Waterloo Region, and he visits local restaurant kitchens as Culinary Reporter for Rogers TV “Daytime.” Follow Andrew as he visit’s Cascata Bistro in Carlisle – one of the recommended stops along the True Brew Path.
A four-way stop on Carlisle Road, a few minutes’ drive east of Highway 6 South and dotted sparingly with a few buildings and businesses, seems an unlikely place to find a flat-iron steak, a boar burger, something called a Euro Cobb salad, cioppino and even a touch of gastronomic sleight-of-hand. But Cascata Bistro has all of these elements.
Cascata, named for the Progreston Falls a few minutes away – the larger area surrounding Carlisle is known as a region of waterfalls – is a FeastON restaurant that is a partner in Hamilton Halton Brant’s True Brew Path (one of Ontario Greenbelt’s nine Brewery Discovery Routes) and is owned and operated by Angela Checchia.
The brews you will find at Cascata range from Beau’s and Wellington Brewery to Side Launch and Nickelbrook. There’s also West Avenue Cider House, a venue that is just down the road from the restaurant.