Congratulations to @sroseman for her winning tweet about a great Ottawa dish she enjoyed! She raved about the February 2012 Taste of Winterlude demo from Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School on the Rideau Canal.
Visiting Ottawa during Winterlude is a great way to sample the city’s great food, and you can work off the calories by taking a skate on the world’s longest skating rink, the Rideau Canal Skateway. The 2013 Winterlude is February 1 to 18, and you can get more info on their website.
Ottawa is lucky to have Canada’s only campus of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute. Here you can take courses at the professional level for certificates and diplomas, or shorter courses for enthusiasts.
And everyone can eat! The Bistro at Signatures offers lunch, dinner, and catering. They also have a shop where you can buy cooking tools and food products.
Our winner will receive a $25 gift certificate from Dishcrawl Ottawa which can be used for a ticket for an upcoming Dishcrawl, Dishwalk or Chef’s Table event. The crawl on February 5 or 6 looks great, exploring Little Italy and Chinatown. Check out the Dishcrawl Ottawa website for more info.
How was the winner picked? I wrote down the name of each person who entered the contest (by tweeting or posting a comment on TravelEater.wordpress.com) and put all the papers in a bowl. My six year old nephew then picked one out of the bowl (while he was eating his breakfast … Guess what will be discussed at show and tell today?).
The nephew, Dishcrawl Ottawa and I all congratulate @sroseman on winning the gift certificate. We’d love to hear about which event you choose and what you eat! Get in touch if you’d like to write a guest post here.