Brunch, Canada, Special occasion

Fraser Cafe: A Family-Style Dinner Like No Other

This week, we ordered the Family Style Dinner Take Away from Fraser Cafe. We used to frequent Fraser Cafe for brunch and really enjoy their delicious breakfast sandwiches as well as interesting take on dishes like the Japanese okonomiyaki. We’ve also visited their adjacent dining room Table 40 for corporate events and really enjoyed our… Continue reading Fraser Cafe: A Family-Style Dinner Like No Other

Canada, Special occasion

NeXT: A Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all restaurants in Ottawa are closed for dining-in. I will try to highlight local restaurants which are still open and offering take-out and delivery options in the meantime. NeXT has recently relaunched with a very enticing take-out menu. You can also get delivery via UberEats. For information on other restaurants which… Continue reading NeXT: A Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner

Canada, Special occasion

THRU: A One-of-a-Kind Dining Experience

We finally had the chance to visit THRU, a "concept restaurant" within Atelier. I had such a fun time at Atelier that I’ve been meaning to come back to check out this new addition. I had heard that it was almost impossible to get tickets. Apparently it is usually sold out the moment the tickets… Continue reading THRU: A One-of-a-Kind Dining Experience

Special occasion, Tapas

Citizen: A Lovely Night Out with Friends

The other night, we met up with some fellow food-loving friends for an evening of catching up. We decided to try Citizen. Aaron was the only one who has been to this restaurant before and he quite enjoyed his last experience. At that time, they had a guest chef, so the menu was very different.… Continue reading Citizen: A Lovely Night Out with Friends

Seafood pasta @ Mati
Greek, Italian, Seafood, Special occasion

Mati: a Surf and Turf Extravaganza

We recently had the opportunity to check out Mati, a relatively new Greek/Italian restaurant on Preston Street replacing the previous Black Cat Bistro. Location/Ambience The location is excellent, right in the middle of the busy Preston Street. Parking can be found along the main or side streets. The ambience is very modern and chic. There… Continue reading Mati: a Surf and Turf Extravaganza

Canada, Special occasion, St. Johns, Top ___ lists, Toronto, Vancouver

Bowsing my way through Canada’s Top 100 Restaurants 2018: My Food Diary

As we near the end of 2018, I would like to see how I am doing in terms of working my way through this year's Canada's 100 Best Restaurants list. I've been to several of these restaurants over the years, so I thought it would be interesting to see how I was doing at this point… Continue reading Bowsing my way through Canada’s Top 100 Restaurants 2018: My Food Diary

Bar Food, Special occasion

Bar Lupulus: Amazing Selection of Craft Beer and Excellent Food Under One Roof!

Featured image: Burrata @ Bar Lupulus. For my birthday, Aaron brought me to Bar Lupulus, a new gastropub in town. Apparently they are usually very busy, so I'm glad Aaron had made reservations. I've seen this name frequently on social media, so I was really excited to try it out. Location/Ambience They are located in… Continue reading Bar Lupulus: Amazing Selection of Craft Beer and Excellent Food Under One Roof!

Food festivals, Seafood, Special occasion

Whalesbone: serving the best oysters in Ottawa

Featured image: Oysters @ Whalesbone We went to Whalesbone the other night, to celebrate one of our friend’s birthday. It’s been a while since we’ve been here but I was definitely craving some delicious oysters. Location/Ambiance This is the first time I’ve been to the Elgin Street location. We would usually go to the Bank… Continue reading Whalesbone: serving the best oysters in Ottawa

Special occasion

Atelier: get ready to have your mind and taste buds blown.

Life is full of wonderful surprises. In the midst of my birthday week, my friend happened to need to give away a reservation at Atelier last minute. This restaurant has been on my list of restaurants to check out in Ottawa for a while now and I was more than happy to take over the reservation. This one-of-a-kind restaurant in Ottawa is #60 on Canada's 100 Best in 2017 (with a impressive standing of #19 in 2015). It offers as 12-course tasting menu which changes regularly. If you want to explore the world of molecular gastronomy, where science meets food, this is the place to be.