Mike George found his second career almost by accident. The former Canadian Armed Forces member wasn’t looking to start a business selling olive oil and balsamic vinegar, but nearly two years later, he’s getting ready to open the bricks-and-mortar location of Aurelius Food Co. in the heart of Wellington West.
Edward Alvarez is a young aspiring chef making his way through some of Ottawa’s famous kitchens. Early on a sunny Saturday afternoon in March, I met with him to learn about his world and his impressions of the Ottawa food scene.
As the excitement grows around the opening of Chef Matthew Carmichael’s Riviera, one thing is certain, the restaurant’s opulent bar will be managed by the best Ottawa has to offer. Stephen Flood’s barcraft is an effortless extension of his love of people and the good life – a perfect fit for the attention to detail Riviera promises. […]