The Best of the Byward Market’s Culinary Pleasures to Beat the Season’s Chill
The Byward’s trendy cafes and premier dining establishments make up of the city’s most diverse culinary scene. As the season turns from the chill of late fall and ever-closer to another notoriously Canadian winter, Ottawans increasingly bring their wanderlust indoors. Explore the Market’s many cozy comestibles–from comfort foods to specialty beverages–and keep warm while maintaining your lively social life.
Arthaus Condos offers you The Best of the Byward Market’s Culinary Pleasures to Beat the Season’s Chill.
Set in a National Capital Commission building, The Black Thorn at 15 Clarence was once the home of Albert Thibert and his family, a nineteenth century carriage master. The building dates back to the 1870’s and the exterior looks just as it did over 130 years ago. This is the perfect spot to indulge in the most beloved of specialty beverages, the ‘adult coffee’. A lengthy list of spirits-infused coffees, teas and hot chocolates at $8.50 will satisfy a sweet tooth and warm your chilled bones. ‘The Millionaire’ coffee-based beverage features Baileys, Kahlua & Frangelico, for a creamy cozy coffee fix. For the tea lover the Blueberry Tea with Amaretto and Grand Marnier is a unique twist on the speciality hot beverage. Relax by the fireplace in one of the most historic and tranquil places to visit in the ByWard Market.
An impressive atmosphere mixing trendy, chic, and sophisticated, with the stunning bones characteristic of such a beautiful heritage building — Sidedoor is a sprawling, storied space. Their menu’s offerings of quality international sake selections make the perfect piping hot addition to an assortment of their renowned tapa, such as authentic Chinese barbecue pork, Bajan crispy fish, and soy ginger shrimp. Sip on the Hakutsuru hot sake sourced from Japan for 8$, and ask your server for the chef inspired soup of the day. With its contemporary twist on traditional dishes, relaxed lounge-style seating, and convivial sharing plates concept, SideDoor offers the heat of contemporary Asian-fusion in the heart of the Byward.
For a contemporary fine dining locale,18hteen features traditional French food with contemporary Canadian influences. e18hteen‘s seasonal menus focus on quality by using the finest ingredients, highlighting their natural flavours. In the colder seasons, this spot still lets you enjoy the summer’s bounty, as they place much time and care in preserving ingredients to be used in the Fall and Winter. That delectable French delight of crème brûlée, is a rich custard base topped with a contrasting layer of hard caramel that is high class comfort food. Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee at $12 is an exquisite dessert to follow a steaming serving of Crab and Spot Prawn Bisque with pork belly, herb oil, chive.
If casual cool is the vibe you’re searching for, don’t walk past this little pub without stopping in. Once inside Chez Lucien you will find an establishment catering to a cool, friendly 30 something Ottawa crowd. As Louis Armstrong on the jukebox on the background, pints pour from the bar’s taps. This is the ultimate comfort food, in the epitome of the social, character-filled pub, where everyone is soon to know your name. The local haunt’s fresh flavours make for high-quality, satisfying pub fare, offering careful attention to vegetarians alike. A big hearty bowl of vegetarian chili will warm you up, completing a late-fall stroll around the hip and historic, and culinary-filled Byward Market.
Get the gourmet treatment only in the Byward Market. Not your average Starbucks the ubiquitous coffee roaster known for bringing fancy caffeinated drinks into the mainstream is upping its game. This new location offers more exclusive brews poured by specially trained baristas. The first of its kind in Canada, the experimental “Reserve bar” serves small-lot handcrafted coffees created through state-of-the art brewing techniques. Serious coffee lovers that appreciate the nuances between rare Sumatran and Ethiopian beans will enjoy the elevated experience. The Reserve bar’s special siphon brewing machine is brings science experimentation to the art of coffee. It is unique offerings such as this that give the Byward Market it’s undeniable and unending charm.
Arthaus Condos believes in enjoying the art of living, throughout each of The Byward Market’s beautiful seasons of buzzling streets and refined refreshments.
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