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As the weather cools down, it becomes time to appreciate the finer things in life. Seek out the comfort of great food and drink in Ottawa!


You don’t know if you’d call yourself a “foodie,” but you love to entertain. Sometimes, but not all the time, you try to shop at the local organic shop because you know the quality of their produce is just better. It’s been years since you’ve bought a “medium” cheese, and when you do buy a cheddar it’s usually white instead of electric orange. You have a favourite bottle of wine that’s less than $15, but you also occasionally splurge on the good stuff. And you know there’s nothing quite like pouring a guest a taste of the good whiskey, the one you keep for special occasions.

Good food and drink make life better, and the Ottawa Food and Wine Festival is a celebration of the best. Returning for its 33rd year, the Food and Wine Festival takes place November 2-4 at Ottawa’s EY Centre, serving up the finest! Sample the finest from local charcuterie and cheese vendors, taste wines from around the world, drink Ontario’s most incredible microbrews and learn tips and tricks from some of the most exciting chefs around!


The highest rated restaurant in Ottawa’s historic Byward Market, Play Food and Wine Bar is a culinary dream. The creation of chef Stephen Beckta, Play combines informal elegance with an outstanding tasting menu that serves unique takes on classic menu items, serving dishes that will haunt your dreams. While the menu may not look that inspired with traditional fare like gnocchi and steak aux frites, everything Play serves is executed to perfection; try their recommended wine pairings for a truly unforgettable meal!

Of course, the ultimate pairing with any meal is a comfortable stay in an upscale hotel in the heart of the action, and that’s where the Best Western Premier Ottawa City Centre comes in. Located right by Byward Market, we’re right next to a host of great restaurants that will give you a fantastic gourmet experience in our nation’s capital! Book your stay today!  
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