The Epicuria Blog

“Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park.
Enjoy the ride.”

Cottage Meal Planning for Summer Fun

Time spent at a summer cottage can be a fun, and relaxing way to spend your weekends or precious vacation time. Splash in the lake, nap in the shade, spend time with friends and family and eat too many marshmallows.  How do we savour those moments and make summertime...

Party Platters Plus

One of the biggest trends in food entertaining is the continuing evolution of platters and grazing boards. From fruit to cheese, charcuiterie to sushi, platters make a big statement on any table and help to make entertaining easy to execute and maintain. As caterers...

Navigating the Challenges of Modern Entertaining

Holiday time means feasting time.  From Christmas open houses to sweets, treats and traditional meals now more than ever feeding family, friends and invited guests is becoming increasingly complicated. Gone are the days when some well chosen canapés fit the bill. ...

The Many ‘Sides’ of Thanksgiving

Turkey is often the center of the harvest feast we call Thanksgiving. A time invested and family honored tradition in many North American households that has become synonymous with the festive season. Family gathered around the table, a roasted turkey at its centre,...

Protein Salads – The New Power Lunch

Hot weather means cold eats, but to be frank we don’t need soaring temperatures to enjoy a great salad, that’s why we created a line of power packed Protein Salad Bowls. Featured in our shop and satellite location at Alt Hotel as well as on our catering menus, our...

Eating Healthy: It’s never been easier!

We love a fresh start, renewing goals of improving ourselves. Exercise, finances, career goals, quality time with friends and family and of course, eating better. Many of us have a repertoire of menu items which are manageable to produce throughout the week but we’d...

Whole Food Vs. Supermarket Meals – Feeding Your Life

Feeding ourselves and our families has never been more complex. One minute everything we love is bad for us, two years later it’s good for us. Everyday we’re bombarded with stories about GMOs, pesticides and herbicides, chemical agents in our food system and water,...

ALT Hotel Ottawa & Epicuria – Partners in Taste

With the grand opening of the new ALT Hotel Ottawa now behind us we thought it was time to share a few tasty tidbits on who they are, and how we're involved at Ottawa's newest hospitality venture. Group Germaine Hotels is a family run business based in Quebec City,...

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