Here’s what went down at Ottawa Magazine’s Best Restaurants 2019 event on May 7th
Best Restaurants Event

Here’s what went down at Ottawa Magazine’s Best Restaurants 2019 event on May 7th

Ottawa Magazine’s third-annual Best Restaurants event, held on Tuesday, May 7 at the Horticulture Building, brought together 13 restaurants to celebrate the annual Best Restaurants feature. The event gave the crowd of 500 guests a chance to enjoy such dishes as octopus carpaccio from The Soca Kitchen, Sidedoor’s take on the Vietnamese pancake, and beef tartare from Restaurant E18hteen. Libations included no less than 6 beers from Lost Craft, wine from Ruffino and Jackson-Triggs, as well as hand-crafted cocktails from Bearface Whisky and Levenswater Gin. The team from Parkdale Food Centre, charitable partner for the event, engaged with party goers through a colourful and interactive display.

Here’s the full menu:

Benny’s Bistro – Albacore tuna loin, pickled beetroot, sorrel crème fraîche, rhubarb & honey mignonette
Carben Food and Drink – Wood ear mushrooms – Eryngii mushrooms, miso glaze, tumeric aioli and edamame
Chickpeas – Falafel with roasted jalapeño hummus and baba ghanoush
Datsun – Shiitake mushroom dumplings
Restaurant Ei8hteen – Beef tartare with nduja, pickles, potato
Erling’s Variety – Macaroni with golden beet 3 cheese sauce, walnut panko crumble and sage
Restaurant Les Fougères – Spring vegetable panzanella with nordic shrimps
Bar Lupulus – Sake Kasu brined NZ kahawai crudo, blood orange, rhubarb confit, nicoise olive purée, pickled rose petals and rhubarb beurre blanc
Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen and Bar – Vietnamese pancake “banhxeo” with shrimp, chilies and herbs
The Soca Kitchen – Octopus carpaccio with tequila compressed jalapenos, salted pork belly & chorizo vinaigrette and potato espuma
Strawberry Blonde Bakery – Cinnamon sugar donut holes
The Rowan – Chickpea and parsley fritters with coriander, pickled vegetables, pita and sunflower dressing
The Whalesbone – Fresh east coast oysters

Check out photos from the event below: