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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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Turkey takeaway roundup

Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away so you are probably starting to think about what you are going to have for dinner! If you don’t have time to cook or want to leave that to someone else so that you can enjoy your guests, we’ve done a roundup and found four Turkey Takeaway options in Ottawa! Gobble Gobble. Brookstreet Hotel For more information, click here Takeaway Turkeys Dinner $219 (serves up to 10 people) Why not take a break this Thanksgiving and let Brookstreet prepare your turkey with all the trimmings! Gourmet Turkey Dinners are available for pick up on Sunday October 11 and include: A Whole Roasted Turkey (15-19 lbs.) Thyme & Confit Garlic Bread Stuffing (1kg / 2.2lbs) Buttermilk...

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1st anniversary dinner at Beckta

Earlier this month, Ottawa Foodie Girlz celebrated our first anniversary. Of course we celebrated the occasion by going out for dinner! In honour of the grand occasion we chose Beckta as our anniversary dining venue. Beckta’s original location opened in 2003 on Nepean Street. But, in late 2014, after a three-year search and spending millions on renovations, Beckta opened in its new/old location at 150 Elgin Street, the famed Grant House and former location of Friday’s Roast Beef house. The building was originally built in 1875 for Dr. James Grant and his wife Maria and their 11 children. Grant was the doctor to every governor general from 1867 to 1905 and also later a Member of Parliament. According to legend,...

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Guinea Pig night at Atelier

A month or so ago, I checked Instagram and saw an amazing post by local chef/owner Marc Lepine of Atelier. He was asking for about 60 taste-testers for new menu items – FREE!! -- with the caveat that guests would need to fill out a comment card before leaving. All you needed to do to get in on this special event was call and leave a message – the first callers would be added to the guest list. So I called right away and within a few minutes, he called me back to confirm that I was able to get the four seats I had requested. Award-winning Chef Marc Lepine is well known for his out-of-the-box style with a focus...

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Sunday breakfast at Flapjacks

Sometimes you just feel like going out for a nice big breakfast and yesterday was one of those days. So, I called up fellow Foodie Girl Jenny and invited her to join me. There are so many choices when it comes to breakfast/brunch in town these days, but we narrowed it down pretty quickly and soon decided to head to the newly opened Flapjack’s Pancake Shack (restaurant location) on Preston Street.   In December 2013, Flapjack’s opened its first Pancake Shack in the Glebe tucked in behind the Mrs. Tiggy Winkles on Bank Street. Over time, the area surrounding the Pancake Shack began to resemble a campground complete with log chairs and picnic tables. On one of my visits, I...

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