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Taylor’s Genuine Kitchen & Wine

Taylor’s Genuine Kitchen & Wine

“Yep, we’re done,” John Taylor @domuscafe tweeted on May 26, 2014. “Thanks to everyone for the last 18 years, it was a blast! But time to move on … !” He moved on, as it were, to his second restaurant, [read more]

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It’s here! And it’s coming…

It’s here! And it’s coming…

In French, it’s ‘la tire.’ More romantic and to the point than ‘maple syrup taffy pops on the snow.’ No matter, here we go. Enjoyed at Soupe Splash, part of the maple syrup festival at the Muséopark Vanier, the only urban [read more]

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And the best slurp of the night… L’Orée du Bois!

And the best slurp of the night… L’Orée du Bois!

To a sold out crowd, serenaded by a music man in plaid, and warmed with eight fantastic soups, last night’s ‘Soupe-Splash’ 2015, part of Vanier’s Festival des Sucres, was a pleasure to help judge. We slurped and slurped and in the end, [read more]

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Hung Sum

Hung Sum

The dozen tables are glass topped and dressed in pink linen. The walls are robin egg blue. Hung Sum is a small, plain room that bears the bumps and bruises of a hard-working space. But we aren’t here for the [read more]

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Beechwood Gastropub

Beechwood Gastropub

Is a gastropub as straightforward as a nice looking bar with a kitchen that puts out tuna crudo instead of chicken wings? Must it serve upscale British pub food in order to call itself a gastropub? Or is it just [read more]