Try two different restaurants for live music and culinary delights
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Thursday, 29 December 2011 15:42
Concerts can be great and so can dining out on the town while on holiday, but combining the two pastimes may be even better. Travellers who are taking a trip to Ottawa this winter have a wealth of options to choose from when it comes to live music venues that also provide food and drinks. This can be a wonderful opportunity to mingle with the locals and get a real feel for Canada's capital city.
Those who enjoy Latin American music can head to Mambo, a funky establishment that encourages dancing and fun almost every night. The menu alone may be worth the trip, as it provides guests with a wide array of Latin-inspired foods. Some favourites include spicy potatoes with roasted garlic sauce and the duck breast burrito.
After enjoying a fantastic meal, patrons can hit the dance floor and try out their salsa, merengue or mambo moves. Oftentimes the dancing is accompanied by live music played by some local and talented musicians. On January 25 and February 22, pianist Noel Dimar will be gracing the stage at Mambo to delight guests with an evening of traditional piano music. Tapas and cocktails will be available to all those who attend this fun event.
Another great place to indulge the senses in Ottawa on a night out is the Sante Restaurant and Art Gallery. This establishment has successfully showcased various art forms rolled all into one venue, including music, culinary delights and photography.
Dishes on the menu are eclectic and cover a range of different cuisine. For instance, travellers can order the Vietnamese shrimp balls, pork tenderloin with ginger or the djakarta squid.
Every Tuesday, to complement the artwork and delicious dishes, patrons at the Sante restaurant can also hear some great live music. In the past, the establishment has featured musicians who have mastered the violin, boss nova piano and more while playing a variety of tunes to listen or dance along to. They plan on having Tuesday nights be the designated live music evening throughout the winter. Travellers can check out the website for more information about future events.
Ottawa is the ideal city for entertainment, so guests who want to dance and dine should not miss the nightlife downtown on their adventurous holiday.