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Restaurant Reviews


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

0 Comment / Nov 09, 2017

The Albion Rooms

  The general wisdom is that hotels, outside the super posh ones, don’t have good restaurants....

0 Comment / Nov 02, 2017

Oz Kafe

There were nuisances, as I remember, along the road to the literary land of Oz – wicked witches,...

0 Comment / Oct 20, 2017

Around Town

Restaurants for Change '17: October 18th

  It began four years ago, with 25 participating restaurants in nine cities across the country....

0 Comment / Oct 03, 2017

Canada’s Table

I was one of the one thousand people lucky enough to have a seat at Canada’s Table.  That the soggy...

0 Comment / Aug 29, 2017

Ottawa Cooks - thrilling news!

Taste Canada, marking 20 years of celebrating and championing Canadian cookbooks and culinary writers,...

0 Comment / Jul 19, 2017

Comings & Goings

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

Navarra News & Murray Street Moves

Murray Street, once considered the ByWard Market's gastro-alley, has been dealt three big blows. (And...

0 Comment / May 08, 2017

Gold Medal Plates

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

Canadian Culinary Championships 2017

When all was said and eaten and the judges’ marks tabulated, on the podium at the Canadian...

1 Comment / Feb 08, 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