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Food and wine lovers seeking to elevate their repertoire of culinary delights turned out in high numbers on Saturday night at the 2017 Ottawa Wine and Food Festival (OWFF). Event coordinators surpassed all expectations by curating a balance between sublime food offerings and copious selections…

Choose your vice at Ottawa’s 32nd Wine and Food Festival
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They’re right, let’s concede it. We really do love chocolate. How else would Halloween, Valentine’s Day and Easter have got so big? ‘They’ are the Ottawa Wine and Food Festival  and they know a thing or two about wine and food, including chocolate. Even after three…

Choose your vice at Ottawa’s 32nd Wine and Food Festival
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As vices go, you’re pretty safe with wine and food. Neither of them is illegal, immoral, distasteful or taboo but I would rank chocolate truffles as decidedly sinful (Chocolatier Rochef among them). When asked “what’s my poison?,” I readily surrender to a fine VQA. (Strewn’s…

Ottawa – You’ve never had anything like this! The Infinity Convention Centre 3
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In a world where convention centres are often big, impersonal concrete buildings, the Infinity Convention Centre stands alone   This new, $20M beauty of a building is located just minutes from downtown and the Ottawa International Airport. Upon entering I was dazzled by the marble foyer…

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With the inaugural Canadian Celebrity Chefs Event just days away, Ottawa is in for a special treat as our beautiful snowy city plays host to eight celebrity chefs. With each celebrity chef paired with a renowned local chef, a day of cooking demonstrations will be…

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This past Monday, the National Capital Commission (NCC) held a press event to announce this year’s Taste of Winterlude, a festival I once  dubbed Ottawa’s response to Toronto’s Winterlicious. We arrived late. The press event was wrapping up. The speakers, members of the NCC’s Media…