Do not miss Ottawa's famed culinary event Bon Appetit
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Monday, 02 April 2012 18:43
There will be a delicious event coming to Canada's capital city this May where travellers can enjoy some tasty local dishes while on their tours of Ottawa. For one night only, guests can indulge in a wide array of entrees, appetisers and even cocktails prepared by local chefs, all of which will benefit resident charities that specialise in keeping the elderly and children protected in the region.
Known as Bon Appetit Ottawa, the event is celebrating its 16th year in a new locale - the city's recently completed CE Centre. This will allow more foodies to participate, as well as easier access to parking, the cuisine and all of the vendors providing locally produced food products to bring home to loved ones.
More than 2,000 people are expected to attend this celebration of Ottawa's culinary scene and dozens of restaurants, wineries and area breweries will also be present. Some of the great establishments to offer their culinary expertise this year will include Grill 41, Michaelsdolce Gourmet Confectionery, Black Dog Bistro and Biagio's Italian Kitchen. Paired with the dishes created by these restaurants will be libations from places like Strewn Estate winery, Beau's All Natural Brewing Company and Majestic Wines.
There is a long list of charities that will receive funding from this popular event. Among them is The Door, an organisation that helps create a safe space for local youths aged 12-18 to complete after-school assignments, make friends and take advantage of access to computers and tutors. The Sharing and Caring Exchange is another participating charity that works with local families to provide school supplies to children and prepare them for the upcoming school year.
This type of event may be ideal for those visiting the city who wish to try many of its culinary offerings, wines and beverages all in one place. Not only will the event be a foodie's delight, but all proceeds go toward local charities, so guests know the evening will help others in need. Tickets are available through the Bon Appetit Ottawa website for those 19 years of age and above. This celebration of cuisine paired with some other great experiences at the city's local attractions could make for a delightful holiday in Canada's capital.