Tuesday, October 9, 2012

AroundTheWorld: Canada

I was very excited to visit a new city for a friend's wedding: Ottawa.  In addition to a weekend full of wedding festivities and events, I was excited to have a little time to explore the beautiful city.  And of course, I managed to find some great and authentic food along the way.  Oh Canada!

Canadian cookies

Started off the weekend with a great Canadian beer
Canadian beer

Unbeknownst to me (just a stupid American here...), Ottawa is right across a river from Quebec. So some of those traditional Quebecois foods made their way to Ottawa restaurants including POUTINE!!!
Fries topped with cheese curds and gravy - why does this not exist at more places in NYC?!

Another delicious Ottawa delicacy was called a Beaver Tail -
perfect late-night treat for the walk home from the bars to the hotel!
Nutella and fried dough

It's a thin piece of fried dough that tastes like a funnel cake, usually topped with Nutella...
Nutella and powdered sugar

...or Nutella and Reese's Pieces!
Nutella and Reese's pieces

It was really fun exploring the ByWard Market that sold some great looking produce

And even Ottawa knows how to do Italian well! 
A few pics from the rehearsal dinner


Oh Canada, thanks for feeding me well on this long holiday weekend!

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