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Live the Photo: Montreal Bagels

Distinct and delicious, once you have sunk your teeth into the wood fired goodness of a steaming Montreal bagel, there is no turning back! Background Montreal bagels are an institution and are known throughout the world.  The key – baked in a wood fired oven after boiling in honeyed water….they literally melt in your mouth. … Continue reading

North is the new South at Ottawa’s SmoQue Shack BBQ Restaurant

North is the new South at Ottawa’s SmoQue Shack If sauce dripping flavours and slow cooked goodness is what you are looking for, let me introduce you to SmoQue Shack – Ottawa’s answer to southern cuisine.  You will find them in the Byward Market on York St.  Don’t blink or you will miss the restaurant … Continue reading

Vineyard Hopping Must-Haves

Vineyard Hopping Must-Haves When the hubs and I first decided to go on a trip around the world before he started his MBA program, we toyed with the idea of basing our destinations around a common theme. At the top of the heap? Wine regions. How amazing would it be to bounce from country to … Continue reading

Nightlife in Rochester: Take flight at Flight Wine Bar

Nightlife in Rochester: wine and cheese at Flight Wine Bar Hidden away in Corn Hill, a couple of blocks from Rochester CBD is Flight, a fabulous little wine bar where trios of wine are served in a cozy and sophisticated setting, perfect for a group of friends or a cozy date night for two. I … Continue reading

Photo Essay: Eating and Drinking in Germany

A week has come and gone in a flash….hard to believe I am making my way home so soon.  WIth such perfect weather, it was easy to spend time in the plaza, glass of rose in one hand, sunglasses and a smile on my face! No shortages on the wine pour here! Town Square…..we really … Continue reading

Cafe du Monde: A Must Eat Experience in New Orleans – sugar coated beignets

A Must Eat Experience in New Orleans – sugar coated beignets at Cafe du Monde My trip to New Orleans came about at the last minute.  We are talking less than 48 hours from buying my flight to touching down in party central.  Needless to say, I immediately turned to social media to find out … Continue reading

Art Is In Boulangerie, Ottawa

Art Is In Boulangerie, Ottawa Inspired by an article in the Ottawa Magazine, Art Is In Boulangerie easily made it on to the bucket list when I saw the mouth watering photo of their eggs benedict.  The fact that they have a huge reputation in Ottawa for amazing lunch sandwiches, perfectly baked artisanal breads and … Continue reading

Ottawa Restaurant Bucket List

“The Ottawa Restaurant Bucket List project – sometimes, I get so caught up planning my next adventure that I forget that there are so many great experiences to be had right here at home too!  Ottawa has so much amazing talent in the kitchen – it was time to make a priority of all the … Continue reading

Culinary Inspirations from Restaurant Week – La Fabrica

Culinary Inspirations from San Sebastian’s Restaurant Week – welcome to La Fabrica. My first introduction to San Sebastian’s Restaurant Week nearly didn’t happen!  Having only arrived in town that day, I had not yet figured out where I was going or even what I wanted.  The owners of the Pension that I was staying at … Continue reading

More from Restaurant Week in San Sebastian: Ni Neu

Restaurant Week was in full swing as I dined my way through San Sebastian.  Next stop: Ni Neu – touting itself as an avant-garde cuisine with an easy to understand format – I was quite excited to see what they would have on offer. Earlier in the week, I had met another solo traveller and … Continue reading

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