Meet Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg at Beckta Dining & Wine in Ottawa on Friday, October 16th
“‘Stephen Beckta.’ I’d heard the name for years, always used synonymously with fine dining in Ottawa, Ontario. His restaurants, Beckta dining & wine and Play food & wine, had won a slew of awards and generated a lot of buzz, in the city and beyond.”
–on the website KickAssCanadians.ca
“Steve Beckta….Master of Hospitality.”
We’re heading north next week (although we’re hoping it won’t be The Great White North quite yet this season!): We’ll be hosted for two events at one of Canada’s best restaurants — Beckta Dining & Wine in Ottawa, which opened in a new(-to-us) location in November 2014 — on Friday, October 16th.
Hope you’ll join us from 5:30 – 7:00 pm for a cocktail party and book signing, and/or the special plant-based dinner that follows at 7:30 pm.
At the 5:30 pm event you can “Meet the authors and enjoy two drinks per person and a selection of delicious passed vegetarian canapés inspired by Karen & Andrew’s book THE VEGETARIAN FLAVOR BIBLE. Also, a limited amount of all their recent books (e.g., THE FLAVOR BIBLE, WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT, and THE FOOD LOVER’S GUIDE TO WINE) will be available for sale at a discounted price.”
The 7:30 pm event will be “Featuring a unique four course vegetarian tasting menu, inspired by Karen & Andrew’s latest book THE VEGETARIAN FLAVOR BIBLE, paired with delicious boutique Canadian wines.”
Our sincere thanks to owner Stephen Beckta — whom we’ve had the great pleasure and privilege of interviewing about his wine expertise for CHEF’S NIGHT OUT (while he was the sommelier learning from the best of the best at Daniel Boulud‘s Cafe Boulud and Danny Meyer‘s Eleven Madison Park in NYC, before we lost him, and Steve lost his heart, to Ottawa’s lovely and talented Maureen Cunningham) and for both WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT and THE FOOD LOVER’S GUIDE TO WINE — and his gifted and passionate team for hosting us.
You can find more information about the October 16th events here.
Don’t miss visiting three of Canada’s best restaurants, all owned by Stephen Beckta:
Beckta Dining and Wine is at 150 Elgin Street in Ottawa. beckta.ca
Gezellig is at 337 Richmond Road in Ottawa. gezelligdining.ca
Play Food & Wine is at 1 York Street in Ottawa. playfood.ca