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Celebrating 2 years of Ottawa Foodie Girlz

It’s hard to believe that two years have already passed since Ottawa Foodie Girlz was formed. Two years ago, we didn’t know what the future held. All we had was an idea, enthusiasm and hope.  Well, now we can honestly say that we’ve exceeded anything we could have ever imagined. We had a great first year and year two was even better. A few things we’re proud to share: On October 21, 2015 we raised over $2600 at our Ladies' Night in support of Harmony House with the help of our friends at The Novotel, The Albion Rooms and our awesome vendors and sponsors. In September of 2015, Judy (our fearless leader and the heart&soul of OFG) was honoured to share her...

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An evening at Soif

A few weeks ago our ladies’ night out brought us across the river to Gatineau’s Hull section and Soif, Bar à vin. Soif is owned by a top female sommelier in the world, Véronique Rivest.Véronique Rivest is one of the most respected sommeliers in Canada and abroad. Placing second overall World’s Best Sommelier Competition in Japan in 2013. Before opening up Soif in the fall of 2014, Rivest spent many years at Restaurant Les Fougères, in Chelsea. Soif also recently claimed the number 10 spot (the only Ottawa-Gatineau restaurant) to make Enroute’s top 10 list of new restaurants in 2015. Soif is located on Montcalm Street in the old sector called Hull, in a red brick building where you will find the...

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Ladies' night fundraiser in support of Harmony House

We started planning this event at the end of August. Our last event, in May, was in support of the Ottawa Mission. This time we thought it would be great to support a women’s shelter so we decided to focus our efforts on Harmony House. We like to try different types of events and given the cause we thought a Ladies’ Night fundraiser was a perfect choice. We got in touch with Harmony House and started discussions with Kerry Gervais, their Fund Development Manager. Kerry Gervais speaking about Harmony House | Photo credit: Claude Haché For those of you that aren’t familiar with Harmony House, it’s a second-stage women’s shelter. They provide safe, affordable transitional housing for women and children...

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Patio Season has begun and today we go to Murray Street

After a long and cold winter, it finally looks (and feels) like summer has hit the Nation’s capital. We've had a few nice weather days in a row and I know this because I found myself on having lunch on restaurant patios two days in a row. I couldn't help it! A true celebration of summer: good friends, great food and a gorgeous patio. Today the weather called us outdoors and we couldn’t resist going for lunch again. I took to twitter and asked our friend Don of @Foodieprints for suggestions. He quickly responded with a bunch of great options and today we chose Murray Street in the Byward Market. We arrived shortly after it opened, to find the charming, cozy...

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Table Erable

Last week, I received an invitation from Chef Stephen LaSalle of the Albion Rooms to attend Table Erable, the first event of the Bytown Chefs collective.  The Bytown Chefs collective is a collaborative initiative by seven young chefs in Ottawa that started in January 2015. The collective’s focus is to create unique dining events in and around the National Capital Region that raise funds for local charities. The seven chefs include: Stephen La Salle : The Albion Rooms, Novotel Hotel Kyle Mortimer-Proulx : Lowertown Brewery Paul Dubeau : Clocktower Brew Pubs Ian Reed : Courtyard Restaurant Ian Carswell Wicharuk : KW Catering & Events, National Gallery of Canada David Wallace : Around The Block Butcher Shop Jesse Brent Bell :...

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