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Savour the Moment in support of the Children's Wish Foundation

There is a new food and wine event in town and it’s all for a great cause. On Friday, November 4th, the Children’s Wish Foundation is holding an upbeat, trendy cocktail party with an urban vibe at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne. Savour the Moment promises to be a night full of the best food and drink samplings the city has to offer. The Children’s Wish Foundation is a uniquely Canadian charity that helps Canadian children, families and communities by granting the favourite wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. With every wish that they grant, it creates moments of joy that ease the pain of a child, give respite to the child’s family, and connect healthcare professionals...

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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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Ottawa Wine and Food Festival

Photo courtesy of Ottawa Wine and Food Festival If you are starting to think about your weekend plans, you may want to check out the Ottawa Wine and Food Festival happening this Friday to Sunday at the Shaw Centre. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the festival and they have a lot of things planned.  Photo courtesy of Ottawa Wine and Food Festival Here’s an overview of what you can expect: Ticket options – As always there are a lot of different ticket options for the show. The regular show pass will set you back $28.25. If you want to skip the long line-ups you can opt for the VIP pass where you get immediate access to the tasting floor...

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Eat, Drink, Spring - Giveaway

The Ottawa Wine and Food Show’s Spring edition is back for a 2nd year. The event was such a success last year that a second day has been added. The event will be taking place at the EY Centre April 17 (4pm -11pm) and 18 (12pm–11pm). This year, included in your admission ticket is free BBQ School (Chef Bruce wood of Beau's brewery is doing pizza and beer pairings on the green egg) and Derick Cotnam of MY Catering is doing Tips, Tricks and Secrets from a pro on the green egg. Rod Phillips (wine historian, author, and journalist) is doing Bottle Camp, a 30 min. session that will give the boot to all craziness around wine and food pairings....

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