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Zen Kitchen

Sweet & Spicy GoodnessI have to admit, I was a little skeptical about going to a contemporary vegetarian restaurant. My skepticism was laid to rest within minutes of our reservation time at Zen Kitchenon Somerset. Feeling adventurous, we both opted for the Winterlude special…a four course chef’s choice meal.  Each course remained a mystery until delivered by Chef Caroline Ishii. It was a nice personal touch to have Chef Caroline serve our food and articulate her masterpieces. The highlight of our visit was the curried butternut squash soup accompanied by an apple fritter (yes dessert, before dessert). An interesting combination, yet somehow worked incredibly well together (spicy and sweet). Our visit was rounded out nicely with pleasant service. Overall, our experience was among the best we’ve had in Ottawa.  We had a great time, enjoyed great food and would highly recommend it to anyone. ~ gL