Category Archives: Ottawa

Restaurant Les Fougeres, Chelsea QC

The Gist: The Food: 1 glass of wine, coffee, two appetizers, three mains, three desserts, complimentary bread service. 3oz Neige Premiere 2008 Cidre de Glace: Whole Wheat Fennel and White with Sea Salt House Butter, Olive Oil, Sea Salt … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, Canada, Chelsea, Coffee, Dessert, Foie, Food, Les Fougeres, Ottawa, Souffle, Vacation

Murray Street Kitchen, Ottawa ON

The Gist: The Why: …the comparisons to APdC, the fact that they are open on Sundays when the rest of Ottawa seems to button up, a strong focus on Canadian comfort foods, and an ethos focusing on local produce, … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, Canada, Dessert, Foie, Food, Gnocchi, Ice Cream, Murray Street Kitchen, Ottawa, Pork, Vacation

Mariposa Farm, Plantagenet ON

The Gist: The Why: Located in Plantagenet, Ontario – a small town approximately an hour east of Ottawa (when accounting for single lane roads – some ‘paved’ with only loose gravel) Mariposa Farm likely doesn’t register a blip on … Continue reading

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Breakfast, Pastry, and Gelato, Ottawa ON

While obviously not the dining destination that is Montreal, two and a half days in Ottawa would find my mother, aunt, and I nicely sated by a pair of the capital’s best restaurants as well as some of the finest … Continue reading

Posted in Art Is In, Beavertails, Benny's Bistro, Bread Pudding, Breakfast, Canada, Coffee, Croissant, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Ottawa, Pork, Stella Luna, SuzyQ, Vacation

Atelier, Ottawa ON

The Gist: The Why: A trained Sommelier who later transitioned to cooking only to work under the tutelage of Grant Achatz, Marc Lepine’s Atelier was the primary reason for a brief stop in Ottawa en route to Montreal from … Continue reading

Posted in Atelier, Bread Basket, Canada, Crab, Dessert, Ice Cream, Ottawa, Pork, Tasting Menu, Truffle, Vacation

Petit Bill’s Bistro, Ottawa ON

The Gist: The Why: Knowing that I would be dining at Atelier that evening while my mother and aunt got some needed rest I decided to accompany them for their dinner before mine. Having presented them with a number … Continue reading

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