Ottawa At It’s Best

By on March 4, 2017

Being an Ottawa native, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to not only talk about my hometown, but also share with you some of the great events that are lined up for the Nation’s Capital.

My article, Enjoying Ottawa in 2017 featured in Modern Mississauga, highlights the amazing attractions and activities that locals and tourists can take part in all-year-round. The article also pays tribute to all the amazing events lined up to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary. It also features the incredible culinary works that some of our local chefs have demonstrated in their new successful establishments.

Regardless of the season, one can enjoy Ottawa’s captivating and multifaceted beauty that can be witnessed all year long.

I am proud to share this article with you and hopefully you will come and visit this beautiful city, that I call home.

Bon Appétit!

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  • Had to stop by @ottawapoutinefest to discover some new flavours. And what flavours I had @mr.panino with their gnocchi poutines! Poutine lovers will devour their signature dish (gnocchi, gravy, cheese curds with spicy Italian sausage😍😋) They also have the ‘world poutine’ (marinara sauce, cheese curds, sautéed spicy Italian sausage, sweet peppers, Parmesan cheese, mushrooms, onions and kalamata olives) The festival continues till 6pm Sunday. #foodies #foodporn #foodphotography #foodgasm #instafood #poutine #ottawapoutinefest #nomnom #supportlocal #supportlocalbusiness #ottawaeats #foodblogger #foodtruck #ottawafoodtruck
  • A lovely time thinking back to when I met the highly talented and renown chef/owner of @joebeefmtl @vinpapillon @vinmonlapin @liverhouse David McMillan. We met at the Mission Possible soirée in Montreal - a collaborative dinner of several tasty restaurants to raise funds for the Mile End Community Mission. An great time was had and for a well deserved cause! #tbt #foodie #foodies #chef #cheflife #montrealfood #montrealrestaurant #charity #charityevent #mileendmtl #mileendcommunitymission #foodblogger #raisingawareness #raisingmoney #celebritychef #montreal #givingback #givingbacktothecommunity #givingbackfeelsgood #gratitude
  • The many courses I had @cabaneaupieddecochon This year’s gluttony fest was inspired by Morocco. Everything from a foie gras cake, puff omelette with cumin, a delicious piglet stuffed 3 ways, a salmon ‘kefte’ dish, sausage stuffed calamari, some tagine dishes and ofcourse some decadently rich desserts. Dishes were uniquely presented and most of them had a foie gras component to them😋 Till next year!! #foodie #foodporn #foodpornshare #foodblogger #nomnom #instafood #gluttony #chefmartinpicard #mapleseason #sugarshack #overindulgence #foodcoma #travelblogger #bucketlist #foodphotography #foodexplorer #foodlover #somuchfood #somuchfun
  • 2nd year in a row for my gluttonous affair @cabaneaupieddecochon for their Maple Syrup Season! I had the pleasure of meeting Chef Martin Picard, the amazing chef behind this yummy rich affair😋😋 #foodie #foodiegram #foodblogger #nomnom #chefmartinpicard #maple #mapleseason #sugarshack #gluttony #gluttonheaven #travelblogger #foodcoma #foodporn #willtravelforfood #chef #cheflife #famouschef #bucketlist #richfood
  • Friday afternoons call for some dim sum and specialty dishes from @shanghaionefinedining I couldn’t resist ordering some coriander and porc dumplings and their ultra addictive squid (no photo as I ate it before I realized no photo was taken😱) Followed by some tasty General tao’s chicken and my old favorite: a hot pot of tender beef, onions, pineapple pieces and vermicelli - simply delicious😋😋 #foodie #foodiegram #foodlover #foodporn #instafood #supportlocal #ottawaeats #ottawarestaurants #chinesefood #nomnom
  • True to their slogan, @craftottawa is more than just 🍻! An enjoyable evening trying their ‘craftails’ and their appetizers. I was completely smitten with their beer salt & pepper wings and BBQ beer can chicken sliders😋 #foodie #foodiegram #foodblogger #supportsmallbusiness #ottawaeats #613eats #cocktails #appetizers #wings #nomnom
  • What an incredible moment it was seeing for The Treasury for the first time during my @myjordanjourney press trip. It’s detailed beauty is something else, time has been kind to her!!😍 #tbt #travel #travelblogger #travelphotography #instatravel #wanderlust #petra #thetreasury #myjordan #press #bucketlist #tripofalifetime #prettyinpink #gratitude #pictureperfect #architecture #unesco #wonderoftheworld #ifwtwa
  • When you’re in the Wadi Rum desert and see this sight right before your eyes! Truly magical! You can read about my #jordan #bucketlist experiences in the spring issue of @luxeottawamagazine that just came out! #tbt #published #travelblogger #travel #travelphotography #instatravel #waunderlust #press #presstrip #wadirum #uniqueexperience #desertlife #jordantrip #takeyourbreathaway #camel
  • Slow & low is the key for a juicy and tasty pulled porc dish. The pulled porc will be served with a spicy chipotle mayonnaise for my #easter appetizer. #foodie #foodporn #foodpornography #foodblogger #nomnom #pulledpork #instafood #slowcooking #smellsdelicious #tastesamazing #spicy #worththewait #meat #meatlover #carnivore #carmelizedonions #delicious
  • Got to love lunch meetings especially @allium_ottawa Their tasty buttermilk fried chicken and Mac & Cheese is off the hook! #foodie #foodporn #foodphotography #instafood #nomnom #foodblogger #ottawaeats #suppportlocal #ottawa #613eats #delicious #hitthespot
  • With the perfect scenery that the @wakefieldmill offers, it was no surprise that their dishes were just as splendid! My #lamb was spectacular - props to the chef and the kitchen brigade! All the dishes were delicious and left guests wanting for more! From their scallop and wild game starters to their mains of duck and lamb and ofcourse to their decadent dessert - we enjoyed it all!! #foodblogger #foodie #foodporn #foodpornshare #nomnom #delicious #wakefield #wakefieldrestaurants #wantedmore #eveningout #desserts #duck #scallops
  • I just love the scenery at the beautiful @wakefieldmill I was there celebrating a special occasion, but any excuse to go there is always fun! #foodblogger #travelblogger #travel #travelpic #outdoorphotography #perfectambience #naturephotography #rapids #inthemoment #itwaschilly #photoop