Restaurant Reviews

Les Fougeres 2016

Les Fougères chef-owners Charles Part and Jennifer Warren Part have planted the fine dining flag...

0 Comment / Jul 22, 2016

Café My House

  Since the much-missed ZenKitchen closed, Ottawa has been left in the lurch in terms of upscale...

0 Comment / Jul 12, 2016

Anthony's on Bank

“Hey. You game for a review tonight?” I get The Pained Look. He has a bit of work he could...

0 Comment / Jun 29, 2016


Around Town

Back to Ben Ben

I squeezed in under the wire: 2:45pm — still time to snag Ben Ben’s 11 to 3pm luncheon special....

0 Comment / Jun 22, 2016

First morels at Two Six Ate

The last time I went morel hunting I was with Ottawa forager Ivan Roy. It was late May, and we combed...

0 Comment / Jun 08, 2016

Sansotei Ramen arrives in Ottawa

On the Sansotei Ramen web page, this was the Wednesday afternoon post: “Ottawa, you guys have...

0 Comment / May 30, 2016


Comings & Goings

Danny Mongeon moves to Erling's

Erling's Variety on Strathcona has a new chef. Danny Mongeon - most recently of Share Freehouse,...

0 Comment / Jun 29, 2016

Share Freehouse shuttered

The doors of Share Freehouse in Somerset Village have closed, but a window's been left open for a possible...

0 Comment / Jun 03, 2016

Bar Laurel set to open... soon

Or "in less than two years" anyway, as the window says - a self deprecating reference to the two plus...

0 Comment / May 12, 2016


Gold Medal Plates

Atelier chef Marc Lepine handed cup and keys

“Am I in the right place?” he asked me. I was walking into restaurant atelier on Tuesday...

0 Comment / Jun 16, 2016

2016 Gold Medal Plates chefs

They've all accepted the invitation and I’m delighted with the lineup of competing chefs for 2016....

0 Comment / May 03, 2016

Canadian Culinary Championships 2016

Well folks, he did it again. Commandingly. Again. It was déjà vu at the Canadian Culinary Championships...

0 Comment / Feb 07, 2016


Anne Away

Taste & Travel summer issue

Check out latest issue of Taste & Travel Magazine with Anita Stewart's Food Day Canada feature.

0 Comment / Jul 22, 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

A week in Prosecco country

In the Spring issue of Taste & Travel Magazine, my piece on tromping around Prosecco country.

0 Comment / Apr 29, 2016