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A Taste of the Italian Harvest Food & Wine Show

For the third year in a row, owners Maria and Tony Zacconi of Sala San Marco Banquet and Conference Centre have hosted  “A Taste of the Italian Harvest Food & Wine Show” with proceeds going to the Ottawa Food Bank. This food and wine tasting event features selected area restaurants, bakeries, as well as a number of wine and beer agents. This event has grown over the years from about 200 people to 500 this year.     Earlier this month, I received an email from Maria with an invite to attend this event. She was also kind enough to work with us and we were able to give away two pairs of tickets to some of our lucky readers. On Sunday,...

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Viva Las Vegas: Part 2

A trip to Vegas is not complete without a visit to at least one celebrity-run restaurant.  I got the chance to try two! The first one I chose was China Polabano. China Poblano Open since 2010, China Poblano is located inside the Cosmopolitan hotel, the celebrity chef behind this is a new concept where Mexican and Chinese cuisines collide is Chef José Andrés. Andrés is a native of Spain who has been cooking since the age of 12. He is an internationally recognized culinary innovator. Andrés now owns restaurants in many cities including: Washington D.C., Beverly Hills, Dorado, South Beach and Las Vegas. When I first read about this place, I was intrigued how the two very different cultures came...

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