Around Town: Absinth Cafe

November 23, 2011 8:42 am
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Named after the anise-flavoured drink that was made popular by French artist and writers in the late 1800s, Absinthe Café has a well-deserved reputation for its die-hard loyalty to local farmers from Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, since opening its doors in 2003.

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Restaurant Review: FRATELLI’S

November 17, 2011 3:01 pm
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There are various restaurant hubs in Ottawa: Byward Market, Elgin St., Richmond Rd. (Westboro), Preston St. (Little Italy), Somerset St. (China Town), Bank St. (The Glebe), just to name a few. Recently I decided to visit the Westboro area. Fratelli’s was the restaurant of choice for this particular outing.

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Gold Medal Plates a Winner

November 16, 2011 8:51 am
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Ottawa’s luminaries came out in force last night at the National Arts Centre for some competitive eating at this year’s Gold Medal Plates culinary competition held to raise funds for Canada’s Olympic athletes. The three day event involves the top chefs in nine major Canadian cities preparing samples of their best main meals along with wine accompaniment to compete for the title of Canada’s best chef.

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