Taboo Eats presents My Neighbourhood Bites – an amateur cooking competition celebrating local foodies and their dishes across Ottawa. There will be up to 12 events this winter/early spring in various neighbourhoods with local amateur cooks competing with their best recipes, culminating in a finale bake-off between the winning cooks from each neighbourhood competition. The series kicks off with Wellington West on December 15 (6-10pm) at Cube Gallery, and will be followed by Centretown on January 12 (6-10pm) at Babylon Nightclub, Greely on January 25 (5-9pm) at A Visitation Centre, a Kitchissippi Catch-All on February 2 (5-10pm) at Kitchissippi Brewery, and Vanier on February 16 (5-10pm) at the Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre. More events will be announced at a later date.
Admission is $5 (kids get in free), and tasting cards are priced at two for $10 or five for $20. Local chapters of the Ottawa Food Bank will be on hand at each event to accept donations, and winning recipes will be published in a cookbook, with proceeds going to the Ottawa Food Bank.