Posts written by The Food Tease

What do you get when you combine a love for Mother Nature’s creations and the culinary creativity of a top executive chef in one of Ottawa’s most sought-after venue? Well…you get treated to an intimate botanical-inspired gastronomical experience! Lately, Ottawa has been buzzing with unique culinary and wine events that are drawing much interest from all demographics – from millennials for their Instagram selfie moments to those that simply enjoy the experience […]

Who would have thought I would be wandering on the same grains of sand as past kings that once ruled over an Arabian oasis. There I was, on camelback, slowly passing majestic canyons in the Jordan desert all the while making my way towards an epic sunrise. A tapestry of jewel gold, fall-like orange, and vibrant red adorned […]

Shaken, stirred or neat?! We all have our preferences when it comes to enjoying our favourite libation. Much to the delight of die-hard cocktail aficionados, cocktails have radically evolved over the years! In fact, some Barchefs have as much of a following as that of some of the most notable culinary chefs. I am very pleased to announce that the extravagant Canadian mixology competition, Made With Love, is back again for a second year […]

Disconnecting from the hustle and bustle of everyday life almost seems foreign these days. Why would someone want to say goodbye to modern day conveniences and live momentarily off the grid? This was exactly my experience at the Feynan Ecolodge, hailed as one of the best 25 ecolodges in the world by National Geographic Traveler Magazine. The […]

Jordan has always been synonymous with historical intrigue. Jaw-dropping images of archeological riches found in the Nabataean city of Petra to its captivating desert canyons are like nothing else I have ever seen. It’s simply breathtaking! Thanks to the Jordanian Tourism Board North America, I had the privilege of experiencing Jordan’s gracious and warm culture, and its mesmerizing ruins. However, it was the food and the people that really won me over. […]

Picture this…Veuve Cliquot Champagne, soft petal roses, lush green gardens, an elegant four-course dinner and the piece de resistance…a private dome under the night sky. Talk about a romantic setting! This is Soireé in a nutshell! Ottawa is really stepping up its ‘gourmand’ experience as it will be introducing something that has only been offered in […]

Ever wonder what it was like for the Greek gods to dine so close to heaven? To have the shimmering light of the moon cast before them as they feasted on extravagant epicurean delights. Well, now you have the rare opportunity of feeling such pleasures, as Casa Velas will take you up in the air to experience a […]

There is the love of food, and then there is A LOVE FOR FOOD! There aren’t many things in life for which I would wake up at midnight, but for outstanding food, I will always make the exception! Just like Cinderella at the stroke of midnight, I placed my reservation at the highly coveted Pied […]

An epicurean soirée accented by fine European wines can only get better in a perfect setting like the ambiance of the sophisticated Le Baccara restaurant. A week and a half ago patrons at Le Baccara, located at the renown Lac-Leamy Casino, were treated to a culinary experience that exposed them to the culinary mastery of […]

One of Ottawa’s well-known restaurants has been using a product that is pretty much synonymous, not to mention delicious, with all things French. Last week Fauna teamed up with Bonne Maman, France’s famous preserves and leading brand of high quality jams. Fauna created several delectable dishes incorporating the jams…what a tasty success they were! For someone […]