Category Archives: Dine

Ruffino Wine Tasting

I recently attended a wine tasting at Social Restaurant for Ruffino wines hosted by Natalie MacLean and Constellation Brands. Starting with a deliciously bubbly prosecco, our dinner with Ruffino Global Brand Ambassador, Beppe d’Andrea was every bit as entertaining as a dinner at Nonna’s.  The history behind not only Ruffino wines, but all Italian wines […]

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In a Pinch Desserts

What to serve for dessert? A very familiar refrain in my house. Consideration of the ingredients, guest’s diet restrictions, availability, amount of time to prepare and complimentary to the meal must all be taken into account.  My go to dessert for years was homemade low fat coffee cake, no matter the occasion. They were a […]

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Dining al Fresco in Ottawa

I don’t know about you, but there is something special, about dining outside and if you attach the words ‘al fresco’ to the activity, it becomes almost romantic.  Let us not confuse having a picnic with dining al fresco.  In my experience, having a picnic always encourages yellow jackets and pesky flies to land on […]

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