Christmas in Malagash – Jost Vineyards

After years of driving by the signs, I finally had the opportunity (or, rather, took the time) to visit Jost Vineyards in Malagash, Nova Scotia.  Located within spitting distance of the Northumberland Strait, Jost is a popular stop for summer tourists wandering the back roads of Nova Scotia.  On this gorgeous sunny day in November,... Continue Reading →

Atelier

In late August I finally had the opportunity to experience Atelier.  Yes, experience.  Atelier isn't just a meal - it's a feast for the senses. I heard about Atelier shortly after moving to Ottawa.  I was starting to learn about the food and wine scene in the city, starting the sommelier program at Algonquin College... Continue Reading →

Port of Wines Festival 2013

I have relocated (temporarily) to rural Nova Scotia and managed to time my arrival in Canada's ocean playground quite well - it was the week of the NSLC's Port of Wines festival!  Adopting my usual scheming ways, I managed to line up a designated driver (thanks Dad!) and picked up a ticket for the Friday... Continue Reading →

Chowing Down

Another day, another food truck.  This time - Chow Down.  Located on a rather uninspiring corner, Woodroffe and Byron, diners who take advantage of the limited seating have a chance to watch the traffic along Richmond.  A Shouldice Farms stand allows for patrons to pick up some fresh veggies - which allowed me to impulse... Continue Reading →

Red Roaster

If you haven't heard of the Red Roaster by now, you must not be following the Ottawa street food scene! The Red Roaster truck is the one which had a bit of bad luck with respect to its original location.  The city had initially assigned a place near the Museum of Nature - which, one... Continue Reading →

Meat Season

For many, the arrival of summer is heralded with an increase in meat eating.  Casual backyard parties centred around the BBQ, steaks and hot dogs over a campfire, deliciously decadent food trucks... meat seems to everywhere you turn. I took in the annual Arrow & Loon pig roast last weekend, a suitable end to an... Continue Reading →

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