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The 3 Brewers

Ottawa Restaurant: The Three Brewers Open On Sparks Street

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The 3 Brewers in Ottawa

Have a unique beer experience in an authentic brewpub. The 3 Brewers, also known as Les 3 Brasseurs, opened their first brewpub in Northern France in 1986, and is now in Ottawa. All the beers are brewed on site at this Ottawa brewpub — they now offer five regulars on tap (their IPA was recently added to their year-round draught list), alongside monthly and seasonal beers. They also have two bottled beers including La Belle Province — an amber beer developed from a blend of pale and caramel malts, with a hint of maple syrup acting as a tribute to Québec. Expect to find European-influenced pub fare on their menu, such as the homemade flammekueches. This flat bread tarte, developed in France, is one of the signatures at The 3 Brewers.
• 240 Sparks St., Unit C215, 613-380-8140. www.les3brasseurs.ca
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Toronto’s hottest season is in full swing; after so much sightseeing, you’re no doubt in need of refreshment. Pull up a patio chair or stop by a swanky lounge for a sophisticated cocktail, local microbrew and a tempting taste of city life. Click the images below to discover our favourite patios, drinks and more. By Marisa Baratta

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Splendido1. When acclaimed chef David Lee left fine-dining destination Splendido to focus on a new endeavour, Toronto foodies understandably questioned whether the award-winning Harbord Street staple would survive. They needn’t have worried. Now co-owned by chef Victor Barry and manager Carlo Catallo—both of whom were integral to Splendido’s past success—the restaurant has re-opened with a bright new look and a tasty, more affordable dinner spread. A cross-Canada photographic mural and a prominent display of preserves replace chandeliers and gilded mirrors in the dining room. On the menu, locally sourced mains like Yorkshire pork chop ($32) from Cumbrae Farms and Lake Huron pickerel ($26) are complemented by chef Barry’s fresh-daily pastas, and lovingly presented by the exceptional servers for which Splendido has long been known.

10-09-HotDining(YUZU)2. This city’s reputation as a raw fish–lover’s haven continues to grow as Japanese restaurants such as Yuzu stake their claim on the local sushi scene. Situated on the edge of the financial and entertainment districts, the cozy boîte offers both bankers and theatre goers an extensive selection of sashimi, maki and more. Of course, freshness is key when it comes to uncooked seafood; if co-owner Bruce Bu’s other hidden gem of a sushi house, Japango, is any indication, high-quality ingredients are assured. And be sure to try one of Yuzu’s signature cocktails, given a kick with a splash of premium sake.

The Queen & Beaver.

The Queen & Beaver

3. It’s easy to eat well (and affordably!) at the latest nosh spots to open near downtown’s Yonge-Dundas Square.

>> French import The 3 Brewers is known for its five made-in-house unfiltered beers, but its brasserie-style fare, including crisp Alsatian tartes flambée ($9.95 to $13.45), is equally satisfying.

>> Thoroughly British, The Queen & Beaver offers dishes like cider-braised leg of duck ($17) and beef short ribs ($23) amidst rustic, club-like ambience.

>> Expansive Woo Buffet Restaurant & Lounge presents a fusion of Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese cuisines—everything from dim sum nibbles to barbecued pork ribs—as part of a lavish buffet spread.