Foodie Har­bour... in Oakville, that is

DINE and Destinations - - ON THE COVER -

Julia is the heart of Oakville and from her kitchen comes the soul. Her pas­sion for food re­volves around her love of fam­ily. To­gether with chef Carl Dahl they have de­vel­oped a Latal­iano menu.

Take two of the world s most flam­boy­ant and pop­u­lar cuisines Ital­ian and Latin, put them to­gether in a pas­sion­ate kitchen, and there you have it thrilling culi­nary alchemy in a white table­cloth restau­rant. Fresh Ital­ian pasta dishes like lin­guine pesca­tore is chock full of mus­sels, clams, black tiger shrimp, sea scal­lops and salmon bathed in bril­liant tomato pesto lov­ingly hand-rolled gnoc­chi with a tex­ture that can only come from know­ing hands is splen­did. uevo atino-in­spired dishes like mahi mahi in a sweet and savoury ba­nana crust, and or­ange guava pork ten­der­loin bring vi­brant, sunny flavour to the fore. When sweet potato crusted-salmon with its part­ner of oven roasted tomato and spinach quinoa is on the menu, don’t miss it. If you can tear your eyes away from what’s on the plate, the paint­ings and art works that adorn the ochre walls are wor­thy of at­ten­tion.

In ad­di­tion to the ris­torante, Julia is com­mit­ted to health and hap­pi­ness through food. er Culi­nary Team uild­ing pro­gram, and her not-for-profit ini­tia­tive, .ids Culi­nary Com­mu­nity www. healthy­ , ed­u­cate on the ben­e­fits of healthy eating by pro­vid­ing ex­pe­ri­en­tial learn­ing.

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