Ethereal, whimsical, daring, and just plain delicious — Ottawa Magazine’s summer ’101 Tastes’ issue provides the ultimate must-try list for local gourmands. Try all 101. Available on newsstands throughout July and August, or order online.
Check out previously posted picks here: #19 (Dick’s triple-dipped chocolate milkshake); #21 (Beyond the Pale Pink Fuzz); #22 (tuna from Supply and Demand); #43 (rhubarb tart from Three Tarts); #80 (Kimicha’s Masala Chai and Michaelsdolce peach cardamom jam); and #89 (Taboo from Absinthe Cafe).
#29. Nutty Greek baklava cheesecake
Anna Papadopoulos, who co-owns the Greek pastry shop with her entire family, had the idea of combining the essence of the traditional baklava — walnuts, cinnamon, and sugar — and turning them into the crust for a classic cheesecake base. She drizzles the top with honey syrup and more nuts. The result, as you might imagine, is awesome. $5. The Nutty Greek Bake Shop, 490 Rochester St., 613-680-0806. ~Shawna Wagman