Although our meals were filling - we didn't want to leave without sampling their in house desserts. The dessert menu had an interesting combination of flavors, all well received by Dining Club members
|Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Pie|
Overall we were happy with our experience at Union 613. My only advice would be - arrive hungry and expecting a rich calorie heavy meal!
Just over a year ago, following a seminar at the Ottawa Writer's festival featuring one of my favorite Chefs, Micheal Smith, my boyfriend Matt and I decided to subscribe to a local produce delivery service, Ottawa Organics. Chef Michael Smith is a firm believer in knowing where your food is coming from and being able to recognize (and pronounce) the ingredients in your food. I agree with Chef Michael and we try to make an effort to eat whole, unprocessed food a.ka. real food - and also want to move towards eating healthier, so this was an opportunity for us to do both!
After researching various services providers of this type in the Ottawa area, we settled on Ottawa Organics, mainly due to the delivery structure (weekly) and price point ($35.00 for a medium sized basket)
Since subscribing to these baskets, I have to say, not only are we consuming more fruits and vegetables, I've actually discovered a few that I had never tried before - kohlrabi for example, which is a vegetable similar to turnip. Who knew? I've also been forced to try lots of new recipes to "hide" the veggies that I don't like. My slow cooker has been working overtime with squash filled soups.
The only caveat is the fact that not ALL the produce is locally grown - often some of the fruits are from Mexico and California - due to the fact that it's cold in Canada so we can't grow a lot of those fruit here!!!
Overall - I am very happy with this service and will continue to enjoy the local in season produce delivered to my door - now if you'll excuse me - I have some fresh beets to roast!