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Restaurant Reviews

Das Lokal

News of a new chef has brought me back to Das Lokal. That, and the thought of a steaming mug of Gluhwein...

0 Comment / Dec 13, 2017


Ottawa is a gold mine of top-notch restaurants that serve seasonal comfort food in a relaxed atmosphere....

0 Comment / Nov 30, 2017


MeNa opened in 2014. Last year, the Preston Street restaurant shut down and papered-up for a six-month...

0 Comment / Nov 09, 2017

Around Town

Team Trevor Ritchie @ atelier

"At my first competition, a Skills Canada event, I got slaughtered. I came in dead last... " It clearly...

0 Comment / Dec 05, 2017

Bocuse d'Or comes to Atelier

It is indisputably the most prestigious cooking competition in the world. The Bocuse d’Or was created...

0 Comment / Dec 04, 2017

Capital Fare Café

If you only knew Baccanalle chef Resa Solomon-St. Lewis from various farmers’ markets, a good number...

0 Comment / Nov 22, 2017

Comings & Goings

Rodriguez opens Orto

I had lunch, last week, at Orto Trattoria, chef René Rodriguez' new restaurant, and I'm looking forward...

0 Comment / Dec 13, 2017

Opening: Sawision's Stofa

Have to admit, I'm pretty stoked for this place. Jason Sawision, chef de cuisine at Atelier restaurant...

0 Comment / Aug 18, 2017

Bye Bye Black Cat

“The best thing going in Ottawa – maybe the only thing going in Ottawa – is the Black Cat Café....

0 Comment / Jun 22, 2017

Gold Medal Plates

A Gold Medal Plates first!

With Toronto's Gold Medal Plates now behind us (the final culinary showdown in the eleven city run)...

0 Comment / Nov 21, 2017

Here are your competing chefs, Ottawa/Gatineau!

The twelfth annual Gold Medal Plates culinary showdown is coming to our town on November 9th. The cross-country...

0 Comment / Nov 06, 2017

Gold Medal Plates 2017: Chefs Revealed!

I’m delighted to announce the ten chefs who will be facing off this fall at the 2017 Ottawa-Gatineau...

0 Comment / Apr 28, 2017

Anne Away

Food life in the Fez Medina

From the Spring issue of Taste & Travel Magazine, a piece on navigating the Fez Medina.

0 Comment / May 15, 2017

Stellenbosch and the Cape Winelands

I travelled to Cape Town for the wedding of my niece Claire. And then headed to the Cape Winelands to cap off the holiday....

0 Comment / Aug 08, 2016

Summer Dinner Series 2016 at J.K. Farm

Jamie Kennedy sports two pins on his chef’s coat. They’re small, but they speak volumes about...

0 Comment / Jun 30, 2016