Search by tag: ottawa

As an integral element of Mayan culture, cacao was perceived as a gift from the gods, a divine elixir that empowered humans. Today, the cacao bean is being sought out globally to create exquisite chocolate indulgences, an art that Hummingbird Chocolate excels at. Having spent many years working with farmers in developing countries, helping them […]

Ottawa area gastronomes are fortunate to have access to some of the best culinary products on the market, many of which are game-changers for an at-home dining experience. Picture refined olive oils imported from Italy, boundless cheese selections that would make any turophile swoon, and baked goods that transport your senses to a Paris café. […]

Two Ottawa chefs dish them up divinely. Earthy and loaded with musky aroma, truffles—particularly the white ones—have been called the darling of the dining world. Since they’re considered the most decadent and indulgent ingredients in the culinary realm next to caviar, I made it my mission to unearth what makes these high-priced fungi so prized. […]

Want to indulge in tantalizing dishes by local and international chefs, and enjoy some local wineries, breweries, and distilleries? Now add some authentic Bahamian body vibing steel drumming music and an incredible list of items that will be auctioned during their silent and live auction. That my food-loving friends, are the pleasures waiting for you at Hope for Bahamas fundraising event. The busy mastermind […]

I like my martinis extra dirty with olives; my mojitos with freshly squeezed lime juice as opposed to lime cordial; and my gin with a splash of St. Germain. I know what I like in my drinks, just like you do! We all have our preferences when it comes to our favorite drinks; a key ingredient to […]

Envision an evening where you are dining in a beautifully decorated dome with accents of autumn treasures, cuddled in front of the indoor fireplace as you and your loved ones dine on an extravagant meal prepared by a celebrity chef under a star-filled sky. Now envision this experience becoming a reality, that is what Récolte Fall Harvest Dinner is all about. Dinner4Four Co. who brought […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gone are the days where a cocktail was just a cocktail. Today, we see an exciting new surge of enthusiasm regarding mixology. Much like a chef in the kitchen, these barchefs are taking cocktail making to a whole new level! We are seeing talented bartenders displaying their innovative skills in the most unique manner ever when […]

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 […]