EXPERIENCE DINING AT THE GUSTO
"Fine Italian cuisine in beautiful downtown Port Hope"
Located in the Historic Waddell Hotel, Gusto is the perfect location for romantic evening, intimate family
gathering or business event. First rate service combined with exquisite cuisine in a beautiful historic setting.
Restaurant life has run in Darryl’s family for three generations and cooking has run in his blood from a very young age. He credits his mother and grandmother for sparking his love for cooking and getting him into the kitchen. But it was local chef, Darren Johns, who instilled in Darryl an appreciation for food and showed him how to turn his passion and skills into a career.
Darryl made his start at The King George Inn as a dishwasher and gradually worked his way up the kitchen hierarchy at a variety of restaurants in Northumberland County. He helped open Trattoria Gusto in 2010, later moving on as head chef at Black Beans Steakhouse.
Now, Darryl has returned to Gusto’s as executive chef focusing on producing rustic Italian food made from scratch, using fresh local ingredients to create the best possible flavours and presenting them in ways customers will appreciate.
“To have a plate of food placed in front of you that you can marvel at, that’s what our customers deserve.”