Saturday, 19 November 2016

Cora - Ottawa

Weekend Getaway to Ottawa! 
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We went on an organized tour of Laurier House (with historical characters and all!)

Afterwards, we went to Cora for brunch:
Western Skillet with fruit and toast
Ham, onions, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes with cheese and a scrambled egg
It was okay - not the best skillet I've had but passable. 
The fruit was really pretty (but some of it wasn't really ripe yet and so there were some sour notes). 

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Nanaimo Bar @ Starbucks

I love my sweets and I adore Nanaimo Bars! (I'm so glad it's a Canadian dessert, but I'm sad that I can't always find them in the bakeries I go to). I was pretty excited when I saw that they were being offered at Starbucks - so I had to get one.
It was pretty good. The custard flavoured butter icing was decent and the chocolate layer on top was good. The crumb based layer was great too. The only downside was the pricing on this - for such a small square - I can't believe they charged me around $3. 

Wednesday, 16 November 2016


Beef Carpaccio
Really yummy with some great textures of the chips, endives and tasty beef.

Margherita pizza
Classic mozzarella, basil and tomato sauce from a wood burning oven - Delish!

Pappardelle with braised short rib
It looked beautiful and tasted great (my only issue was the price tag).

Overall: Great Italian food at Fabbrica - definitely a special occasion kind of place rather than an everyday place (it is a little pricey).