October 2010 archive

The Gun Pub at Chiddingly: out of the way but out of this world!

Perhaps it is because pub food here in Canada generally tends to be somewhat ho-hum that I was consistently surprised at the quality of food served in many of the pubs in England. On a recent trip, we ate in almost half a dozen different pubs over a ten day period and each was at …

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Wilfrids at Chateau Laurier has Ottawa’s best Sunday Brunch

Wedding Cake

The Ottawa brunch that packs a punch! I know that it’s true that I’ve waited a bunch Before giving you the low-down on Ottawa’s best brunch The staff were top notch and the food was superb On Sunday, nowhere’s better, your hunger to curb If you go once, you’ll go twice, I’ve a hunch 😉 …

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Wellington GastroPub doesn’t disappoint – nor does it really shine!

Lamb Sirloin & belly pork with fingerlings and vegetable

Pretty Good Grub at Wellington Gastropub! A gastropub is about gourmet food and great beer, And if that’s the case, you’ll find both are right here. The decor is quite cozy and the food’s above par Though to find one that’s better you won’t have to go far But still I conclude that this one is …

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My Un-Chef toad-in-the-hole was a smash!

Today, being the day after our traditional Thanksgiving dinner, where we eat all the usual foods and fixings, when we had Kim and Alexandra over for lunch, we wanted to serve something a little bit different. Since I had just finished a post from our UK trip where toad-in-the-hole was featured, I guess that it …

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The Trident on Albert Parade: trid’ent true

It wouldn’t be a normal trip to Eastbourne if we didn’t make our usual pilgrimage to the Trident Fish Restaurant on Albert Parade. You can be forgiven if you feel that the place looks more like a bank than a restaurant because in a former life, that is exactly what it was. However, for the …

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The Malthouse in Hailsham: A great place to munch your lunch!

It was the last full day of our recent trip back to the UK and we were treated to lunch by my parents, John & Daphne, after having done the rounds of one of the local garden stores. Hailsham is more than just a mere stone’s throw from Eastbourne but I can easily understand why …

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Kasbah Village: A touch of Morocco in Downtown Ottawa

Alsace Riesling Dopff & Irion Gewürztraminer 2008

Kasbah Village: We’ve been twice &  it’s nice! If by chance you dig the whole Moroccan Scene, Then this is the place to get your Tagine! The ambience, Middle Eastern, the food’s above par! To find somewhere better, you’ll have to go far! The place is a goer, if you know what we mean 😉  …

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