Food

How Green is Your Wine?

By Janet Dorozynski What does it take to make organic wine? Or sustainable wine? Similar to what we’ve seen happening in farming and food production in general, there has been a conscious effort in the wine industry, in...

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Spoiled for Pints

By Hattie Klotz Does our northern climate have something to do with the exponential growth of the craft beer industry in Ottawa, or are there just a huge number of passionate beer drinkers in this small city? Maybe it’s the fact that beer is a drink for all seasons; it’s conducive to hygge in...

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The Key to Making Every Day Sparkle

By Janet Dorozynski Champagne. It’s a mythical wine associated with luxury, romance and the celebration of life’s milestones. It is also a wine so versatile that it’s a shame we don’t drink more of it with meals and not just at special occasions. In the region of Champagne earlier this year, I...

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Joe’s Italian Kitchen

A memorable taste experience There’s plenty of buzz about Joe’s Italian Kitchen, the new eatery in Almonte. A picturesque setting, striking rustic chic décor, scrumptious Italian comfort food and warm hospitality make dining here a memorable treat. Situated at 7 Mill Street, on the lower level of...

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Fresh Panache

Entrepreneur Derick Cotnam combines business acumen and culinary finesse to elevate Ottawa’s catering scene.  Whether it’s a soiree for Canada’s political elite at the country’s most famous landmark, Parliament Hill, or a cannabis company’s gathering for over 1000 people, Derick Cotnam is serving...

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Always a Winner

Les Fougères, 783 Route 105, Chelsea fougeres.com There are many reasons to plan a meal at Les Fougères in Chelsea. For one thing, dinner at the celebrated eatery is a fitting way to end a day spent hiking in Gatineau Park or skiing at Camp Fortune. For another, you can practically walk there from...

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Chefs Delight

Thrills and great bites in store as Ottawa hosts Canada’s top cooking competition Ottawa foodies, mark your calendars. There’s an extraordinary three-day treat to experience January 30 through February 1 at the Canadian Culinary Championships. For the first time, the nation’s capital is hosting the...

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The 10,000 Bites Dinner

Your Taste Buds’ Passport to the World By Brigitte Hasbron  There are food lovers and then there are FOOD LOVERS! As I landed in Houston, Texas to be a guest at the first-ever Around the World in 10,000 Bites Dinner, little did I know that I’d be embarking on a gourmet experience of a lifetime...

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Coffee Culture

Savouring the best cup of java in Ottawa has never been more interesting or flavoursome. Coffee is coming into its own as an experience to seek out and savour. From Carp to Orleans, and Brittannia to Hintonburg, there are independent cafés and coffee shops that are beacons for pleasure in a cup...

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Arôme Seafood and Grill

A memorable taste experience Steak and seafood lovers are in for a memorable treat at Arôme Seafood and Grill. From the spectacular in-house dry-aged beef and celebrated seafood platter to the slow-cooked AAA prime rib and the giant T-bone for two, sliced for you at your table, options are...

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Will Travel for Wine

Best Paired with Ocean Views and Food By Janet Dorozynski Uniquely Nova Scotia There is a saying that goes what grows together goes together and nothing could be more fitting to describe how the wines of Nova Scotia have evolved to become the natural and perfect partners for the region’s seafood...

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Opulent Moveable Feast

Forgo the traditional picnic in favour of the ultimate and luxurious outdoor meal Written and styled by Hattie Klotz Photography by Ashley Fraser You can sit on the ground, of course. But, it’s not an obligatory part of the experience. There are no rules for a picnic, and that’s part of the appeal...

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