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A Fair To Remember

Last weekend, I finally decided to rid my SD card of the older content I has stored on it. While doing that, I came across some photos of a chocolate & sweets fair I went a few months back. JTMEC (short for “Je t’aimes en chocolat” which mean, “I love you in chocolate”) is hands down my favorite Montreal fair. No other festival does a better job (more…)

La fête des vins du Québec

I recently stepped out for a night out with the girls to attend the 11th annual fête des vins du Québec, a festival dedicated to discovering wines from Québec. The event, which spans over three days, brings together wine makers & wine-lovers (& some very mouthwatering cheeses!) from across the province in the hopes introducing attendees to what will hopefully become their new favorites. (more…)

Mural Art Festival

I was debating whether or not I should share this post with you because it happened over the summertime. I really wanted to share it with you then, but I was having a major case of writer’s block, and wound up taking a break from blogging until recently. I know it’s a little dated, but I had such a wonderful time at this event & saw so many captivating things that day, that I decided to share with you anyway. Hope you like it! (more…)

Ottawa Food and Wine Festival

A few weeks ago, while on vacation, I had the pleasure of attending the 30th annual Ottawa Food and Wine Festival. The event brings together food, wine and the people who love them, to help them discover new and old tastes from all over the city. I’d been once before and had a great time and I’m glad to say that this year was no exception.

On the way up, we were greeted by a man who sang and played the piano. Inside, were a slew of booths and small lounge areas from a variety of vendors such as Palm Bay, The Green Papaya, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Hooch Bourbon House (who’s pulled pork sandwiches are EVERY-THING, by the way), Pelee Island Winery and more. We spent the night roaming about going from booth to booth trying out new spirits and creative cuisine. One thing I noticed and was glad to see didn’t change too much, was the number of tickets required for wine. Some booths were more expensive of course, asking for four or more tickets (one ticket costs a dollar) but there were still alot of booths that only required two (and once we found those, we pretty much stuck to em aaall night!). There were plenty of delectable goodies to choose from (like Evoo Greek Kitchen’s gyros and Green Papaya’s pad thai). My only regret was that I wasn’t able to take pictures of the actual event to show you guys just how awesome it was (I left my phone behind that night). Lucky for me, my girls managed to snag a few pictures (look below to see them).

The Ottawa Food and Wine Festival is the perfect place to mix and mingle while discovering your new favorite foods and wines. My new favorites include Barringer’s White Zinfandel and Gustav Adolf Schmitt’s Riesling. If they’re available in your area, be sure to give them a try! For more more information about the OFWF, check out their website or their Facebook page.

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