The changing of the seasons are harsh on a piano. The shifting heat and humidity subtly warp the wood and piles of falling leaves muffle the strings. To combat nature's adjustments, Piano Tuners Ottawa travels to homes and venues, returning pianos to playing shape. The technicians, registered with the Piano Technicians Guild, know the instrument both from the angles of a mechanic and a performer. They make fine adjustments to the strings with an electric tuning device or just a tuning fork and their ear, returning the instruments to harmony. The shop also offers repair services, refining the piano’s sound, restoring neglected models, and putting them back together after dropping them on cartoon characters.
In the kitchen at Grillman's Fresh Eatery, executive chef Radmila eschews frozen foods for fresh ingredients, baking bread and making sauces in-house each day. Her husband, Georges Samardzic, circulates the dining room, seeing to it that patrons are satisfied with heaping portions of rotisserie chicken, sauce-drenched pastas, and baby rack ribs straight from the grill. The husband-and-wife team designed Grillman's menu with diversity in mind, pairing pizzas and housemade sausage at dinner and whipping up familiar breakfast staples every morning.
Dunnderosa Golf Club’s par 3 course lets golfers swing and putt their way through tree-dotted hills that look out on the scenery of nearby Gatineau Park. With greens that are reachable in one shot on every hole, the course invites players who are still seeking out their first hole-in-one or trying to arouse jealousy in their driver by spending more time with their short irons. Dunnderosa Golf Club also features Dunn-D’s mini-golf course, which wreathes around a central waterfall for 18 holes of tricky putts and scenic landscaping. Lined by brick rails and peppered with rocky obstacles, each hole presents geometric challenges, forcing players to carom balls around 180-degree turns and steer them through craggy outcrops before sweeping them into holes positioned on devious slopes. The mini-golf course’s front nine is designed to be accessible for players with reduced mobility, offering a competitive venue for clubbers of all ages and those intent upon playing with their shoes tied together.
Chefs Dominic and Mohamed draw their culinary inspiration from the Old World, crafting a menu of predominantly French cuisine with occasional Italian influences. Garlic-cream sauce lends a flavourful richness to orders of escargot, and tender filet mignon emerges from the kitchen decorated with sauce aux poivres and a latticework of freshly tattooed grill marks. The chefs embrace Mediterranean flavours by baking rustic pizzas and glazing penne and linguini pasta with bolognese or carbonara sauces. On Friday and Saturday evening, the dining room echoes with the live piano performances of Yvon Farmer, who effortlessly transitions between iconic standards and contemporary compositions.
Specializing in the art of enhancing special occasions—from weddings to romantic nights on the town—with a smooth and opulent mode of conveyance, Rolling Luxury ferries its passengers to and fro in a meticulously maintained Lincoln Executive Town Car. Punctual drivers arrange pickups anywhere within Ottawa, ushering passengers into a ride that has been freshly washed, detailed, and instructed to be on its best behaviour. The car's neon-lit bar comes filled with complimentary drinks, and a top-notch sound system entices ears. The private, stretched passenger cabin also houses TVs so revellers can catch the big game while en route to the next stop on the bar or bar-mitzvah crawl.
According to Hicham "Sam" Eddahi, every meal should be a multi-sensory experience. “We put all five senses on one plate, have all the ingredients fuse into one exquisite taste," said the chef, who cultivated his culinary skills and passion for global cuisine in Europe and Morocco. At Windmills, Eddahi and his team infuse their breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner menus with flavours ranging from France to Asia to Latin America, and an expansive wine list ensures mouthwatering matches for every entree. High-quality proteins, such as local ground beef, sustainably fished salmon, or marrowbone, mingle with market-fresh vegetables and flavourful sauces. The menu also features nightly chef's specials, and like a chameleon walking beneath a rainbow, it changes frequently.