The Byward Market offers a cosmopolitan lifestyle, set within quaint streets filled with historical brick buildings housing the city’s finest markets. What better way to show off your condominium and make the most of the Byward’s unique culinary pleasures by hosting a cozy winter dinner party.
ArtHaus Condos’ floor plans are thoughtfully designed to make every inch usable and versatile, and perfectly amenable to entertaining.
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Ownership has its benefits. A similar design approach was used for the 15th floor amenity areas. This private amenity space features the Firestone Lounge, an exclusive multi-purpose entertainment center with fireplace, TV, lounge seating, catering kitchen and formal dining room, as well as balcony access. ArtHaus Condos residents can host formal events or evenings among friends in this exclusive private lounge, that provides a perfect place for socializing.
Source the finest ingredients at these renowned Byward Market establishments, to create the perfect dinner soiree at your condo.
La Bottega- Fresh Pasta and Italian Style Cocktails
Chefs from the city’s finest restaurants and hotels can always be found shopping at La Bottega. At first catering to Italian immigrant families, Bottega has grown in popularity as Ottawa’s favourite Italian grocer. This is the place to go for quality ingredients to make your guests an authentic Italian creation.The quality of the pasta you use will determine how delicious the end product tastes. You want quality? Go for handmade pasta. One of the finest handmade pastas is called “la Campofilone”, a traditional egg pasta made with free range eggs and compassionate farming-and it only takes 1 or 2 minutes to cook! The Fettuccine al peperoncino ($7.99 at La Bottega) is a long, flat pasta that is flavoured with hot peppers, so tasty it doesn’t even need a red sauce! Toss with Bottega’s quality extra-virgin olive oil, fresh herbs, pepper flakes, garlic and top with freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or Pecorino Romano cheese. Don’t forget to try Bottega’s own Italian Cocktail recipe to make your evening perfecto!
Market Organics is not your typical health food store. This vast market offers the finest quality in fresh, natural, organic and whole foods and now even have their own kitchen! If you’re short on time, or just not confident about your cooking abilities, pick up freshly made meals for a variety of dietary needs, and your guests need never know! From homemade lasagna (that just happens to be vegan), to traditional roast beef with mixed vegetables, beautiful soups that are ideal as a starter, and decadent desserts to finish off your menu, Market Organics lets you pull off an exquisite dinner even with your time-crunched schedule.
Byward Fruit Market has been a fixture in the Byward Market for decades, offering both non-organic and certified organic foods both locally grown and imported. Byward Fruit Market is a small intimate space known for having the finest selection of wild & cultivated mushrooms, gourmet sea salts, organic rices, and exotic fruit imported from around the world. Make use of this impressive array of gourmet mushrooms and cook up a simple mushroom risotto. When done right, risotto is rich without being heavy, with al dente rice. Keep in mind these missteps to avoid to make your risotto like a pro. Shower your plates with fresh herbs, all christened with a blanket of Parmesan. For dessert, top a creamy vanilla ice cream with one of this market’s exotic fruit selections, reduced in sauce made of your favorite wine or spirit.
LaPointe’s downtown fish market is a staple on the Byward Market. Lapointe Fish Ltd. has been owned and operated by the Vivian family for over hundred and forty years and is now currently being run by the third generation, who grew up watching their grandfather and fathers run a fresh fish business. With an array of fish and seafood, both fresh and frozen, from all over the world, this is a one stop shop for seafood night. Try a Pan Seared Albacore Tuna served on Market Green Beans and Rice Pilaf. A simple way to prepare fish is by searing: to create a charred crust. It’s quick, it’s easy and it lets you get the most taste out of quality fish. Get your pan as hot as you can, coat the cooking surfaces of the tuna steaks with a bit of oil with a high smoke point (corn, canola, peanut – not olive oil or walnut oil), then fry the tuna for as little time as you can get away with. About 45-60 seconds per side. Head over to the Byward Square’s Wine Rack and ask for the perfect wine pairing such as a light red or strong dry southern French or Spanish rosé.
The Byward has a long history as the city’s fresh food district, home to the oldest food market in Ottawa — and one of the oldest in Canada — is the historic Byward Market, established in 1826 by Lt-Col. John By. Living at ArtHaus Condos surrounds you with countless fine food business’ in the heart of the bustling Byward, to eat artfully in every season.
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