Eating & Drinking

101 TASTES ISSUE: Spotlight on #52 — Spice-dusted potato wedges from Richard’s Hintonburg Kitchen

Ethereal, whimsical, daring, and just plain delicious — Ottawa Magazine’s summer ’101 Tastes’ issue provides the ultimate must-try list for local gourmands. Try all 101. Available on newsstands throughout July and August, or order online.

Check out previously posted picks here: #19 (Dick’s triple-dipped chocolate milkshake); #21 (Beyond the Pale Pink Fuzz); #22 (tuna from Supply and Demand); #43 (rhubarb tart from Three Tarts); #80 (Kimicha’s Masala Chai and Michaelsdolce peach cardamom jam); and #89 (Taboo from Absinthe Cafe).

Photo by Miv Fournier.

#52. Richard’s Hintonburg Kitchen spice-dusted potato wedges  Layers of spice and exotic flavour are the name of the game at chef Nigro’s globe-trotting takeout food shop. The essence of his poetic style is expressed in a simple but unforgettable side dish: spice-dusted potato wedges with a deliriously good dip made from yogourt cheese mixed with Richard’s own Indian chutney. $4. Richard’s Hintonburg Kitchen, 1202 Wellington St. W., 613-422-2680. ~Shawna Wagman