Food

Savour the flavours of sun-drenched Osoyoos

Unwind and uncork at the Okanagan’s Spirit Ridge, where leisure and luxury, wine and food, and rich Indigenous culture blend together in harmony By Janet Wilson As dawn breaks, the sun crests over a nearby mountain...

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Malbec in Argentina

It’s about altitude and attitude By Janet Dorozynski Everyone knows that Argentina makes Malbec, and, for many, the flavourful, juicy red has become synonymous with the country. Originally from the southwest of France, where it is known as Côt, Malbec is the mainstay of the deeply coloured reds...

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Acadian Caviar Roe Fit for Royalty

By Brigitte Hasbron When the shiny black pearls burst in my mouth as I pressed them onto my palate, I could taste their addictive salty, buttery flavour. It was then that I knew I was hooked on caviar.  Not unlike truffles, oysters and champagne, caviar goes hand in hand with all things...

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Bon Vivant

Swanky Switzerland By Brigitte Hasbron Synonymous with the best that life can offer, Switzerland is a country that has captivated me since childhood. With its melange of stunning natural landscapes, its endless sightseeing activities, and its plethora of refined pleasures, this is a destination...

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Happy Place – Gezellig

Each of Ottawa’s neighbourhoods has its charms. Lucky Westboro; it has Gezellig. And Stephen Beckta. The acclaimed restaurateur lives in the hood, so when he decided to open an eatery close to home in 2012, undoubtedly area foodies were thrilled. After all, the food-scene luminary is behind Beckta...

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Normandy’s Bespoke Experience

Situated in the beautiful rolling countryside of the Auge region, Le Domaine d’Ablon Estate is a short train ride from the cosmopolitan lifestyle of glamorous Paris.

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Wine review: Rethink Italy

A big steaming bowl of pasta Bolognese or Osso Buco with a glass of Chianti still might be what comes to mind when many think about Italian food and wine. But just as Italian cuisine, both in Italy and around the world, has evolved so have the wines coming out of the country with many lively...

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Host a festive brunch in style

Morning glory This holiday season, fill your home with love, laughter and lasting memories by treating family and friends to a mouth-watering display of delicious bites and treats. Food prep, styling and photography by Anne Waters Homemade quiche will take centre stage on your buffet table...

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Culinary jewel in the woods

Jean-Claude Chartrand serves honest French fare with a twist at L’Orée du Bois By Hattie Klotz Photography by Brittany Gawley When chef Jean-Claude Chartrand bought the esteemed Old Chelsea restaurant L’Orée du Bois five years ago, he didn’t tell a soul. “When things are going well, don’t change...

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Recipe for Success

Ottawa restaurant icons Caroline Gosselin and Peter Boole reveal their trade secrets By Patrick Langston Photography by James Park Asked about his enviable track record as a ByWard Market restaurateur, Peter Boole replies dryly, “You call it successful. I call it survival.” Of course, Boole...

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