Restaurant Reviews

OCCO Kitchen

OCCO: it sounds… I don’t know, Portuguese. Or maybe Italian. And then there’s the matter of the flag...

0 Comment / Apr 25, 2017


  For much of our date night at the new Citizen, my husband’s eyes strayed longingly to...

0 Comment / Apr 08, 2017


Sutherland is the latest venture for chef Warren Sutherland. His four-month is a big, airy, industrial-looking...

0 Comment / Mar 29, 2017

Around Town

Growing Futures

“The most frightening words we hear at the Mayor’s Office,” Jim Watson told the crowd at the Innovation...

0 Comment / Apr 16, 2017

3 Chefs - 1 Dinner

Chef Michael Blackie is at it again - gathering to his Kanata kitchen, great chefs from across the country,...

0 Comment / Mar 24, 2017

Poor Chefs Competition 2017

What does $3.15 get you? If you’re Harriet Clunie, winner of this year’s Poor Chefs Competition,...

0 Comment / Feb 28, 2017

Comings & Goings

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

Au revoir Tante Carole

News that the husband and wife team of Jonathan Harris and Suyeon Myeong have closed their charming...

0 Comment / May 12, 2016

Gold Medal Plates

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

Gold Medal Plates 2016

Photo courtesy Gold Medal Plates The eleventh Ottawa-Gatineau Gold Medal Plates was a grand night...

0 Comment / Nov 10, 2016

Anne Away

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

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