Fauna, Ottawa
Dec03

Fauna, Ottawa

One of the characteristics that set Food Day Canada chefs aside is how they are open to recommend others in the same city. Several of our Food Day chefs insisted that we check out Fauna.  And we found a great new FDC restaurant. “Fauna is about the things we love: eating and drinking with friends and family in a fun space.”  It’s very much a collaboration between three talented guys…Chef /Owner Jon Svazas, Chef...

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The Wellington Gastropub, Ottawa, Ontario
Jun06

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.  Co-owner Shane Waldron is the host and seems...

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Absinthe Café, Ottawa
Jun13

Absinthe Café, Ottawa

Chef Patrick Garland’s steak frites have been dubbed as one of the city’s 101 must-try-before-you-die ‘tastes’ by Ottawa magazine. I’d say that it’s not just the steak that’s important in this busy, with-it restaurant. Garland has a menu filled with lots of other great Canadian flavours including an array of house-made charcuterie. The menu changes constantly. According to Anne DesBrisay, the author of Capital Dining, “Absinthe...

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Flax Energy Bars
Mar05

Flax Energy Bars

Beginning with the most basic ingredients, these flax energy bars are simplest granola bars you’ll ever make. They are an amazing source of fibre.   2/3 cup (150 mL) lightly packed brown sugar 1/3 cup(75 mL)  unsalted butter 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla 1¼ cup (300 mL) quick cooking oats ½ cup (125 mL) ground flaxseed ½ cup (125 mL) ground almonds 2 Tbsp (25 mL) whole flaxseed Preheat oven to 325°F (170°C). In a...

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Gold Medal Plates (Ottawa)
Nov09

Gold Medal Plates (Ottawa)

James Chatto reported on the odyssey of Gold Medal Plates as it continued in Ottawa.   It was the best evening any of us could remember in the Nation’s Capital, a sold-out crowd of 400 filling the National Arts Centre, delighting in the company of a medal-crusted host of Olympians. Musicians were clustered onto the stage – Ed Robertson, Barney Bentall, Sam Roberts, Anne Lindsay and Alain Doyle all giving their all. Adam van Koeverden...

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