I never thought I would have the opportunity to indulge in traditional Austrian cuisine while the majestic Alp mountains stand guard in front of me. Something out of the movies, truly stunning! My trip to Austria brought me to the wonderful city of Salzburg. Birthplace of Mozart, home to stunning gardens and fortresses and of course incredible cuisine. Salzburg was the picturesque city for […]
First class dining in award-winning establishments, endless activities to enjoy in the beautiful sun and a majestic tapestry of cultures woven into one state…Welcome to Florida! For those of us that live in Canada, the harsh reality that winter is upon us is something that we can all do without. To complain about sand in […]
Several months ago I had the splendid pleasure of being invited to Wachau, Austria and get knee deep in their wine culture. What an incredible journey it was for me to experience Austria’s wine scene. To be at the heart of the wineries and walk amongst their vineyards and see how they make some of the […]
For a food lover, there exists but one perfect and harmonious marriage…that of wine and food. From rich and savoury dishes to the lightest of cuisines, nothing compliments them better than wine. Guests at this year’s Ottawa Wine and Food Festival will have the opportunity to enjoy such experiences. To discover and learn about the world’s top […]
Dia de los Muertos, also known as The Day of the Dead had been something I was drawn to the moment I heard its name. As macabre as it sounded, there was something about the annual celebration that drew me in and I was not alone, as thousands of visitors each year take part in […]
When a good part of your childhood was spent in South Korea and you’ve developed a fondness for their unique culinary flavours (especially for Bulgogi and the ever-so pungent Kimchi), you become super excited when you receive an invitation by your alma mater to attend an elaborate Korean dinner featuring a 2 Michelin Star Chef […]
Whoever coined the proverb ‘the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’ clearly never met me! As a diehard foodie, I love everything tastily satisfying! Truth be told, I adore this time of year as summer and fall conjure up images of BBQ fantasies. How can one not fall in love with the ever so distinct smell of […]
Seeing a procession of hundreds of people all dressed in white making their way to the mysterious ‘secret location’ was like listening to a perfectly harmonised orchestra! It was quite impressive! Six hundred guests took part in Ottawa’s very first edition of the sophisticated world renowned Dîner en Blanc picnic last week!
Ah, summer! The time of year when hot temperatures give a helping hand to Mother Nature’s bounty. A time where sun, rain and manual labour give life and sustenance to a farmer’s field and in return provide delicious meals for our families.