Category: Around Town
Goodbye John Taylor
I remember the tweet like it was sent last week: “Yep, we’re done.” It was from chef John Taylor and it appeared on the Domus Café feed on May 26, 2014. “Thanks to everyone for the last 18 years, it was a blast! But time to move on!” He and his wife Sylvia moved on […]
Best Plates of 2016
Twenty sixteen was a banner year for new restaurants. I wrote about the best of them for Ottawa Magazine’s annual restaurant issue, which you are welcome to take a peek at here. To snag a spot on that list, it had to be about more than the food. The welcome, the service, the general mood […]
Delighted to report that Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company has won the Ontario Culinary Tourism ‘Event of the Year’ for its Oktoberfest. Beau’s faced some stiff competition – the province hosts some pretty amazing culinary events – but its Oktoberfest clearly stood out. So big congrats to the big Beau’s team! From Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance: Since 2006, Beau’s […]
December dinner with Les Marmitons
“Make sure you let people know we are, first and foremost, a social club. We cook together… but we also laugh a lot.” Not sure which member of the Marmitons group spoke these words, I just remember he said it as he prepared to slice up a pile of leeks. He was a member of […]
La Cabaña was my salvation for a dozen happy years – the family go-to restaurant for fast/filling/flavourful for a van load of teenage boys en route to the field/gym/arena. We’d usually call ahead and place an order. By the time the minivan pulled up to 848 Merivale Road, our pupusas had been fried up and […]
Arôme’s dry-aged steaks
In a time when restaurants are more and more into the stripped-down look — linens off tables, fabric off walls, carpet off floors — and are delivering a din to dining that can range from jolly to deafening, Arôme feels something like spa eating. It’s no great looker – a hotel-issue dining room, generic-enough that […]
Best New Ottawa Restaurants
Top Ten New Restaurants now online. Check it out at Ottawa Magazine.
First Chefs & Shows at GCTC
“Come Hungry; Leave Entertained.” That’s the tasty thinking behind the GCTC Chefs & Shows, a marriage of the culinary and theatre arts, with the added pleasure of the food foreshadowing the performance. Chefs & Shows is the brainchild of Sheila Whyte of Thyme & Again, and Michael Moffatt, executive chef of Beckta, Play and Gezellig […]
Most Wanted: Ottawa Cooks!
A big fat thank you to Ottawa Magazine & Emily Kennedy for the love! So nice to be Wanted.