Food

Falling for Alsace

Story and Photos by Janet Dorozynski, DipWSET Ivividly remember tasting Alsatian wine from eminent producer Marcel Deiss during my first wine course in the mid 1990s. It was an electric, steely dry riesling with pure...

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Cocktail Hour

Creamy Chai This warm Creamy Chai cocktail recipe and image are from Almonte’s Dairy Distillery, dairydistillery.com. Ingredients 1 oz Vodkow Cream 1 oz Vodkow Vodka  ½ oz Triple Sec 1 oz Rose Honey Syrup 5 oz Hot Chai tea Instructions Add all ingredients to a heat-safe glass Top with...

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World of Indulgences

to enjoy at home By Brigitte Hasbron Ottawa area gastronomes are fortunate to have access to some of the best culinary products on the market, many of which are game changers for an at-home dining experience. Picture refined olive oils imported from Italy, boundless cheese selections that would...

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GOOD STUFF!

VTMN Packs Make it Better and Easier than Ever to Take Your Vitamins When it comes to vitamins, “knowing your ABCs” can get confusing. Are you taking the right supplements, in the right formulations, for optimal wellness? It’s hard to be sure, especially since shelves at supermarkets and big box...

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JOIN THE CLUB

In Wines We Trust delivers three bottles a month, along with other juicy treats. Stephanie Albert is jazzed about wine. As the founder of In Wines We Trust, a top new wine club, she’s passionate about making delicious wines accessible and fun. When you’re a subscriber to this club, each month you...

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THE QUIET REVOLUTION OF QUEBEC WINE

Story and Photos by Janet Dorozynski, DipWSET There has been a quiet revolution underway in the Quebec wine industry but if you have yet to taste or hear much about Quebec wine, you are not alone. Although Jacques Cartier saw native North American vines vitis riparia growing wild on the l’île...

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FEEDING DREAMS

By Brigitte Hasbron With Maker Feed Co., Chef Michel Gaumond defies COVID odds and delights Ottawa foodies. When life dishes lemons, not every chef is game to dish back a fresh dining opportunity. Meet Chef Michel Gaumond. In an industry squeezed by COVID-related restrictions, this Ottawa chef has...

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STOFA-ON-THE -SOFA

One of Ottawa’s top chefs is whipping up a fresh spin on takeout fare that hits the spot for both foodies and families. Jason Sawision is chef-owner of Stofa, a restaurant that’s noted for its ingenuity and polish, and as the father of a baby and a toddler, he also knows a thing or two about...

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WELCOME TO MY PARLOUR

By Janet Wilson After 35 years in the food and beverage industry, Erin Clatney finally has a place she can call her own. The well-known and popular founder of Dish Catering and Events is behind Parlour, a fabulous event space rich in history that’s located in the heart of Wellington West. Built in...

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LUSTING OVER TRUFFLES

By Brigitte Hasbron Two Ottawa chefs dish them up divinely. Earthy and loaded with musky aroma, truffles—particularly the white ones—have been called the darling of the dining world. Since they’re considered the most decadent and indulgent ingredients in the culinary realm next to caviar, I made it...

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ARMCHAIR GETAWAY TO THE LANGUEDOC

Story and photos by Janet Dorozynski Alive, Organic and Exciting As we enter hibernation and comfort-food mode, many of us are switching to fuller bodied whites and reds from lighter whites and rosés (though I love drinking the latter year round). At the same time, we could all use an armchair...

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Cada Día TEQUILA

introduced for sipping, savouring and celebrating Years ago, Riti and Sandeep Gupta met over tequila at a bar in Toronto. Something clicked, because today these Ottawa entrepreneurs are behind a brand that produces authentic, premium tequila. Handcrafted in small batches by experts in Mexico, their...

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