Katharine Fletcher embraces the thrill of adventure. Whether it’s exploring Canada’s backcountry on horseback, kayaking in Antarctica or exciting her tastebuds while experiencing locavore foodie delights, she’s engaged. Katharine’s an award-winning freelance writer, columnist and author of five guidebooks to the National Capital Region and Québec.
Whether you're craving traditional vanilla or aiming to expand your horizons of taste sensations, the city offers many downtown ice cream shops through to picturesque village destinations nearby. Aficionados know to celebrate summer throughout the year: most of these destinations offer tasty treats even in wintertime, so you can reminisce about heat waves as snowflakes fall.
Westboro is a “happening hood” roughly 10 minutes west of Parliament Hill that’s become particularly renowned for its restaurants, pubs and cafés showcasing locally inspired cuisine. Where to go? Whether you want comfort food or an upscale restaurant, Westboro offers a cross-section of moods and tastes, although venues tend to be more casual here, in keeping with this community’s village scene.
As we know, requirements for business lunches vary. Sometimes a quiet place to chat is just the ticket. Or might you prefer a vibrant, happening spot? What about a quiet Thai or Indian restaurant? Happily, Lowertown’s colourful ByWard Market neighbourhood serves up a menu of varied taste opportunities, and the farmers market welcomes chefs who shop for the freshest ingredients.
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