OT­TAWA

The Culi­nary Trav­eller’s Guide

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Neigh­bour­hoods

BEECH­WOOD An emerg­ing Ot­tawa Eat Street with pubs, cof­fee shops, a kitchen­ware em­po­rium, bak­eries and a num­ber of note­wor­thy restau­rants. BYWARD MAR­KET The area sur­round­ing the ByWard Mar­ket is one of Ot­tawa's hottest and most cen­tral 'hoods. Along with the farm­ers' mar­ket it­self, some of Ot­tawa's best restau­rants and shops can be found here.

CHI­NA­TOWN Som­er­set St W. be­tween Rochester St and Bay St is the best place to get your fill of cheap and tasty Asian eats. Just look for the op­u­lent arch­way near Bron­son Ave to know you're in the thick of it.

LIT­TLE ITALY Pre­ston St (dubbed Corso Italia) is chock full of Ital­ian pride — as well as some of the best eats in town. Keep an eye open for lo­cal events through­out the year.

MAN­OTICK Just south of the city is the charm­ing river­side vil­lage of Man­otick. Spend the day ex­plor­ing the her­itage dis­trict's bou­tiques, restau­rants, cafés and spe­cialty food shops and visit the his­toric Wat­son's Mill for a sack of stone-ground flour or a loaf of whole­wheat bread.

THE GLEBE/OLD OT­TAWA SOUTH While they're tech­ni­cally two sep­a­rate neigh­bour­hoods, both share a com­mon main street (Bank St) and offer a plethora of fan­tas­tic restau­rants and shops.

WELLING­TON WEST/HIN­TON­BURG

Welling­ton St W. en­com­passes the eclec­tic neigh­bour­hoods of Welling­ton West and Hin­ton­burg — two hot spots that are cur­rently en­joy­ing some se­ri­ous gen­tri­fi­ca­tion.

WESTBORO The stretch of Richmond Rd be­tween Is­land Park Dr. and Golden Ave is known for its tight-knit com­mu­nity vibe, as well as its ever-in­creas­ing ar­ray of great eater­ies and bou­tiques.

Cook­ing Classes

LE COR­DON BLEU OT­TAWA Day classes and work­shops as well as pro­fes­sional courses. 453 Lau­rier Ave E. www.lcbot­tawa.com OT­TAWA CHI­NESE COOK­ING STU­DIO Asian

cui­sine, evening classes. 211 Black Sage Cres. www.chi­nesec­ook­ingstu­dio.com THE CUL­TURAL KITCHEN Spe­cial­izes in

Mex­i­can cui­sine. 836 Como Cres., Or­leans. www.thecul­tur­alk­itchen.com THE UR­BAN EL­E­MENT Week­night and

week­end classes. 424 Park­dale Ave. www. theur­banele­ment.ca C'EST BON COOK­ING Mar­ket tours and French cook­ing classes led by Chef An­drée Riff Rif­fou. 361 Daly Ave. www.ces­t­bon­cook­ing.ca

Kitchen Stores

CHEF'S PAR­ADISE This Old Ot­tawa South sta­ple is heaven for am­a­teur and pro­fes­sional chefs alike. 1314 Bank St. www.ca­par­adis.com

J.D. ADAM John and Jen­nifer Adam's store crammed with kitchen and home ac­ces­sories has been a fix­ture in the Glebe since 1988. 795 Bank St www.jdadam.ca

KITCHENA­LIA Small in size but still packed with all the gad­gets and cook­books you could ever want. 274A Richmond Rd. MA CUI­SINE A huge shop with an equally huge se­lec­tion and a great down­town location. 269 Dal­housie St. JA­COB­SON'S A fam­ily-run em­po­rium stocked with qual­ity kitchen­wares and gourmet treats. 141 Beech­wood Ave. www.ja­cob­sons.ca

Mar­kets

BYWARD MAR­KET Open daily, 6 am–6 pm (hours vary depend­ing on weather), year round. www.byward-mar­ket.com OT­TAWA PARK­DALE MAR­KET Park­dale Ave. at Welling­ton. 7 days/week, 7 am–6 pm, late April–Dec. 24.

OT­TAWA FARM­ERS' MAR­KET Lans­downe Park,

Ot­tawa. Win­ter Mar­ket: Sun­days, 10 am–3 pm, Jan­uary–April. Sum­mer Mar­ket: Sun­days, 9 am–3 pm, May– Novem­ber. By­ron Park, Westboro. Sat­ur­days, 9:30 am–3 pm, May–Oc­to­ber. Cen­trum Plaza,

Or­leans. Fri­days, 11 am–6 pm, May–Oc­to­ber.

OT­TAWA OR­GANIC FARM­ERS' MAR­KET Open Satur­day, 10 am–2 pm, year round. Be­hind the Cana­dian Tire store at the cor­ner of Heron Rd and Bank St (in­doors in win­ter). www.oof­mar­ket.ca

For a com­plete list­ing of Ot­tawa area farm­ers' mar­kets see www.farm­ers­mar­ket­son­tario.com

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