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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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Last week, I was invited to Zolas to try their new Feast menu. I was among a group of women suggested to Gina by Catherine Landry (creator of the Ladies Who Lunch network in Ottawa). The feast menu is a new option geared to family-style dining. Zolas has had a long-standing spot in the Ottawa restaurant industry. They are well-known for supporting the local community with donations or through their co-op program and also for their involvement in fundraisers like Taste for Life for the past 26 years. Owner, Chef Tony, and his sister, Gina Vacchio, who manages the restaurant, have been there since the beginning, 29 years ago. This family affair also includes staff that have become like family...

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