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News Release

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

DesBarres Manor Inn Names New Chef

Authentic Seacoast Resorts Proprietor Glynn Williams has announced the appointment of Joe MacLellan as the new Executive Chef at the Authentic Seacoast Resorts luxury property DesBarres Manor Inn. A native of Ohio, Nova Scotia, a small village outside of Antigonish, Chef MacLellan returns home after seven years of cooking in leading restaurants across Canada and internationally.

“We are delighted to have an accomplished chef of Joe’s caliber join our team,” said Glynn Williams. “Not only has he honed his culinary skills in some of the leading restaurants in the world, Joe also shares our vision for DesBarres Manor Inn to be one of Atlantic Canada’s leading culinary destinations. From the quality of his cuisine to his commitment to ensuring guests enjoy warm Maritime hospitality, we are certain that both our local community and visitors to Guysborough will agree – Joe is great addition to the Nova Scotia culinary scene.”

Chef MacLellan’s will continue DesBarres Manor Inn’s commitment to seasonal daily menus inspired by the flavours of Nova Scotia. “My cooking can best be described as modern Canadian cuisine with a regional Nova Scotia influence,” stated Joe. “I like to take the ingredients that are around us in Nova Scotia and turn them into something special.”

“We missed the trees, the ocean and the lakes,” said Chef MacLellan in discussing his decision to return home to Nova Scotia. “I wanted to bring back what I learned in my travels and to be close to family. DesBarres Manor is an amazing property and a great venue to bring back the flavours of my grandparents and parents and interpret them in a modern way.”

Prior to joining DesBarres Manor Inn, Chef MacLellan was Sous Chef at George Restaurant in Toronto, rated by Zagat’s as one of the World’s Top Restaurants. Joe also held progressive chef roles in Thuet Bistro, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and the acclaimed Restaurant Schwass in New Zealand.

About the Authentic Seacoast™ Resorts

DesBarres Manor Inn is a member of the Authentic Seacoast Resorts which include Osprey Shores Golf Resort, the Rare Bird Pub & Eatery and the Chedabucto Bay Brewing Company. DesBarres Manor Inn is an historic bed & breakfast inn with 10 guest rooms and a fireside restaurant located on six acres of grounds in the heart of the seacoast village of Guysborough. DesBarres Manor received the Nova Scotia Cuisine of the Year Award in 2008 and has twice received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2009 and 2010.

Learn more at www.authenticseacoast.com

For further information, please contact:

Douglas Anweiler, Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Communications
416.898.3144; doug@authenticseacoast.com

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