37 Black Irish plain porter
It’s the colour of molasses, and there’s a little molasses sweetness, too, in this porter, with an undertone of tobacco-like bitterness to carry you through. Lighter than a stout. $2.10/341 mL. From Scotch Irish Brewing. Available at the LCBO.
38 Sterling’s porterhouse steak
In the Ottawa Valley, steak is indubitably king. And this steak is Sterling Silver — high quality indeed. Searing it over a maple-wood fire only adds to its intense beefy flavour. Magnifique. $48. Sterling, 835, rue Jacques Cartier, Gatineau, 819-568-8788, www.sterlingrestaurant.com.
39 Burfi from Desh Typically
described as Indian fudge, this locally made cream-coloured burfi is cut into small diamond-shaped tablets. Very sweet, with a high note of rosewater. $6.49/lb. Desh Grocery, 366 Rideau St., 613-244-3839.
40 Tiramisù Made by Maria Nicastro herself
This Italian dessert is gentle, creamy and, despite the mascarpone, light. Best tiramisù in town. $3.49/piece. Casa Nicastro, 304 Preston St., 613-238-2018, www.casanicastro.ca.
41 Island Flava’s Caribbean hot sauce
Owner Lennox Antoine may keep his recipe under wraps, but he does admit that the hot sauce contains fruit. Not for sale separately. Instead, order a goat roti ($8) to have with it. Island Flava, 409 Dalhousie St., 613-321-4198.
42 Shrimp rice noodles
Comfort food Asian-style, fresh thick rice noodles are speckled with dried shrimp. Steam, then enjoy with soy sauce. $1.99/550 g. Wa Kiu Foods, 713 Somerset St. W., 613-235-3134.
Finally, Anglos are enjoying rabbit. These — raised in Laval, Quebec — are tender and meaty. Slather with garlicky aïoli and barbecue. $16.99/kg. Luciano Foods, 114 Preston St., 613-233-1972.
44 Aubrey’s merguez sausage
The flavour of lamb peeks through the spiciness of the cayenne in these peewee sausages. Made on the premises. $7.25/lb. Aubrey’s Meat, 59 York St., 613-241-4093.
45 Ground pork from Saigon
For juicy, sticky Thai burgers, add lime leaves, garlic, and mint to this ground pork. Chilies, too, for fire. $2.69/lb. Saigon Meats & Vegetables, 777 Somerset St. W., 613-233-3294.
46 Organic frisée
This endive seed, called Louviers, was developed 100 years ago. Beautiful finely cut leaves. $3. Ferme Orient stand at the Byward Market on York St., 613-488-2097.
47 Serrano ham from Misto
A couple of glasses of sherry, a crust of bread, a plate of rustic dark red jamón serrano from Spain, and all is all right. $5.99/100 g. Misto, Hampton Park Plaza, 1387 Carling Ave., 613-798-9367.