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Good places for lunch around Jasper and 104 Street , Edmontoin

what about the cafe in manulife in holt renfrew?! a really good gnocchi wild mushroom sauce, scallop rissotto, and cobb salad.

Nov 25, 2011
seabiscuit8 in Prairie Provinces

any pointers on sevice charges and tipping in italy?

thank you all for the input,we had a marvelous trip and some great food. in the high end places i felt tipping as if in canada was worth the special attention to food from both the waier as well as the kitchen. Would anyone know for certain what in italy is the wages of front of house staff as i was only told repeatedly that there is no minimum wage, mostly contract work and that they got a living wage ( which was to say one could earn enough to support well).

Nov 25, 2011
seabiscuit8 in Italy

any pointers on sevice charges and tipping in italy?

My husband and I are on our first ever trip overseas to italy for out 20th anniversary vey soon.
I have browsed this italian board for the past 2 weeks and thank you all so much as i can feel out the food scene and even plan a couple of dinners and lunches. I really enjoyed the info just posted on rome food tours! I am not sure how to navigate the service charges and when to tip and the cover charge for bread or something mentioned . I have tried to learn some italian but it is beyond me to a great degree. Any pointers as to the menus in italian as to tipping above the charged amount. I am in the restaurant industry and do not want to overlook the matter. thank you all.

Oct 27, 2011
seabiscuit8 in Italy

looking for tiny ottawa restaurant(not sure if it still exists) help anyone?

hi i will be in otawa may 11,12 havent been there in 27 years. Someone once told me about a tiny hole in the wall kind of restaurant in the downtown that had a chalk menu board and they would cook stuff from current bon appetit and gourmet magasine every day was different and fresh and when sold out oh well!!!! does anyone know what i am looking for or other ideas? thank you all!!!!

Apr 10, 2010
seabiscuit8 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Calgary Farmers market

we are in utter love with the bread at the back wall vendor sorry do not know the name as we are from edmonton and only fleetingly get to the market at curry banks. anyhow the fig anise and the wild rice green onion are to die for!

Mar 15, 2010
seabiscuit8 in Prairie Provinces

any suggestions for dinner in london ontario

we will be visiting london in early may for the first time and would like dinner suggestions for anyy
restaurant with local regional food

Mar 09, 2010
seabiscuit8 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Did my eyes deceive me? Montreal bagels in Edmonton?

the new cora breakfast restaurnt has montreal bagels!!! also not a bad creton either.

Mar 04, 2010
seabiscuit8 in Prairie Provinces

Holt Renfew Cafe- Edmonton

seems to be hit or miss, sometimes busy sometimes not. service is very good.

Mar 04, 2010
seabiscuit8 in Prairie Provinces

visiting ontario and need restaurant recomendations

my husband and I are visiting ontario in early may and would love recomendations for lunchs and dinners in the following; picton, kingston, niagara falls and on the lake, london, prescott, ottawa, brockville, guelph(lunch) stratford. We are both in the restaurant bizz, foodsales, and a server and personal chef, so we are kind of picky, do not have to eat high end but no chains, and prefer local foods. thanks everyone!

Mar 01, 2010
seabiscuit8 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)