Tempo!

Remember your mother telling you to stop playing with your food? Well,  get ready to play with your food and enjoy a new taste sensation as Chef Leslie Ann Hull serves up fresh, contemporary comfort food with a twist at Tempo Food + Drink in Halifax.

In a gleaming, polished chrome kitchen that will serve up many soon-to-be city favourites, award-winning executive chef, Hull leads Tempo’s culinary team at the new, inspired, street-side restaurant, centrally located in the heart of downtown Halifax on the corner of Barrington and Duke Streets adjacent to the Delta Barrington Hotel.

Graduating at the top of her class from Nova Scotia’s Community College Culinary Arts Program, Hull debuted in culinary arts at the age of nine in her grandmother’s kitchen in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland.

“My goal is to make people happy and have fun with their food”, said Hull, whose self-proclaimed mission is to offer high quality comfort food with fresh and creative flavours. She is also fully committed to using locally sourced products and “from-scratch” recipes with the highest quality seasonal flavours that will be the secret to an original menu.

“We’ll be mixing it up daily at Tempo”, added Hull. “I want people to remember the taste and unexpected delights that my team has prepared for their meal so if you are someone who enjoys a unique food experience, come dine with us!”

No great evening out is complete without the skills and enthusiasm of a seasoned restaurant manager and Tempo's manager, Peter Baylis knows how to entertain guests in downtown Halifax. He brings vast experience in the restaurant business, including the landmark Banff Spring Hotel, Toronto’s Bamboo Club along with Halifax’s Le Bistro and The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar before embarking on his duties at Tempo.

“Restaurants are just like stage plays or productions”, said Baylis. “Every shift is opening night. We look forward to serving you at Tempo!”

Stuart Jolliffe, Regional Vice President of Delta Hotels and Resorts, Atlantic Canada Region comments “Tempo will bring a new level of quality dining, at an affordable pricing, to the downtown dining scene. The restaurant will offer an exciting option for breakfast, lunch and an evening meal. We have carved out a high-profile location on one of the busiest corners of the city to offer something unique, fresh and relaxed in the heart of the city."

Tempo Food + Drink, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with weekend brunch and a convenient “Grab and Go” feature, is an ideal restaurant option for the busy downtown professional and for those enjoying festivities around the city. The open-concept restaurant will efficiently cater to those dining alone or in seated groups of up to eight.

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