The Wellington Gastropub, Ottawa, Ontario
In Ottawa there’s a very tight knit chefs community and when they get together, even when it’s to compete, the camaraderie is real.
The team at The Wellington Gastro Pub is large part of this city’s burgeoning culinary scene! They are taking local to a new, approachable place. I read the menu and, I guess, because this is the sort of food I travel for, my mouth waters.
Chef Chris Deraiche’s food is ALL about flavour! Rather than lacing a simple frittata with simple cheese, they add the bite of Bleu d’Elizabeth, a cheese I often buy when I’m in the Ottawa region. They brine a Nagano pork loin in Beau’s great beer then serve it with white beans, swiss chard and a hazelnut gremolata. The charcuterie plate is exceptional…light and airy chicken mousse with thin slices of smoked duck on grilled bread. The beef tartare is the most delicious I’ve ever eaten with a hint of truffle oil. Finish off dinner with ‘Adriana’s Ice Creams’. The evening were there the start of the show was peanut butter with milk chocolate bits.
The Wellington Gastropub is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve a table.
The Wellington Gastropub est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs. Contactez The Wellington directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation.
The Wellington Gastropub
1325 Wellington St. W.
Ottawa, ON, K1Y 3B6
T: 613 729 1315