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Just A Quick Update

These last few weeks have been so crazy & all over the place– but in the best, most amazing way. If you follow my little blog, you may or may not have noticed that I haven’t been active in a while. That’s because I was busy prepping & planning to move from Montreal to Ottawa. That meant finding movers, securing an apartment & trying to get a transfer with (more…)

Milestone’s Mile High Chorizo Fries

This week, I want to share a new food-favorite from my absolute favorite restaurant! A few weeks ago, I went out for appetizers and drink with my girls. One of the things I like most about Milestone’s is that since coming under new management, they often have interesting menu specials named “Milestone’s Signature Events”. At the time, they were introducing a slew of new menu items for 25%. I was in the mood to try something different, so I went ahead and ordered the Mile High Chorizo Fries. The dish consists of golden fries smothered in sweet & smoky  sauce, seasoned Chorizo sausage, garlic mushrooms, mozzarella cheese and a fried egg on top, garnished with a creamy basil aioli. Much like everything else I’ve ever had at this restaurant– it was absolutely delicious! I appreciated that there was just enough sauce so that the fries were neither soggy or dry, and that the egg was fried enough so that the yolk wasn’t runny on the inside. Definitely something worth having if you’re thinking of passing by (I know I’ll be having it again, soon!).

Have a wonderful week!

Love, Emmee

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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Milestone’s Grilled Mediterranean Chicken

During my last trip to Ottawa, I stopped by Milestone’s, my favorite restaurant. I’m especially glad I did, because they’re currently have a promo called “Bringing Tasty Back” where they bring back appetizers and entrées that are no longer part of their menu (Sigh. Can someone tell me why things have to change again?) So, I decided to take advantage and savor the dishes I knew I wouldn’t be able to have in the future. I started off with the Classic Meatloaf Sliders, a trio of miniature burgers made with well seasoned patties, mozzarella, fried onion rings and served with a tangy kobe mustard sauce. For my entrée, since I couldn’t have what I truly desired, (the Chicken Pesto Fettuccine Alfredo which was to die for! Milestone’s, why didn’t you bring that one back???) I chose to order the Grilled Mediterranean Chicken instead. This dish features creamy goat cheese smothered between two pieces of grilled chicken breast sitting atop a bed of bok choy, cherry tomatoes and chick peas drizzled with sweet cranberry molasses. For dessert I ordered the White Chocolate Cheesecake– but ended up having my sister’s Blueberry Tiramisu which was absolutely BOMB! I usually have a hard time finding a well-made tiramisu and I wasn’t sure about the added blueberry twist but sure enough, it was amazing. I ended up saving the cheesecake, which was just as good, later. I’d forgotten how good it was– mainly because I’d become so obsessed with their Ibarra Chocolate Cake and because I don’t usually mess with white chocolate, but this cake is worth breaking that rule for. Though I couldn’t get my hands on all of my personal favorites, I was still very satisfied. I always feel that way whenever I go there because the food is great, the staff is friendly and I always have a great time. This last visit was to celebrate my sister Vee and my best friend Fabby’s birthday. Check out my Instagram see what yummy things they ordered!

If you happen to be near a Milestone’s (and would like to have a culinary experience of your own) I suggest you take advantage of their special promo which comes to an end on October 14th, 2015.