Where were you during this year’s first snow storm? Were you outside scrapping the snow off your car, shoveling your driveway and anxiously looking at the traffic report hoping to get home before supper? Or, were you surrounded by the warmth of a kitchen and its exquisite aromas of fresh Italian food, comfortably relaxing and chatting with friends or family, while overlooking a historic courtyard?
If you are already dreaming of fresh tomatoes, fragrant herbs and savory breads, no need for you to spend a fortune on a plane ticket to Tuscany or Calabria this winter. If you have a favourite pizzeria among all Byward Market restaurants … let it be your warm, aromatic and perfectly-lit Mediterranean refuge!
If warmth and an authentic Italian decor weren’t already enough to entice you to visit your favourite pizzeria as the temperature drops, getting into a Mediterranean state of mind is also a great decision you can make for the sake of your health …
Indeed, many health professionals and nutritionists have, for many years, promoted the benefits of eating in a similar fashion to those who live near the Mediterranean coast, including Italy. Fresh seafood, market greens, lean poultry and savory vegetables are just a sample of the staples of the Italian table.
But let’s not forget an important Italian element… What does a healthy dose of Vitamin E, lower blood pressure and a healthy heart look like? Two tablespoons of olive oil! Italy is home to some of the best and oldest olive oil trees, and it is believed that the culture of the olive tree is over 6000-years-old. As each olive orchard produces an olive with a unique taste, who can blame you for wishing to try them all?
Chances are you will think of every possible reason to stay comfortably seated at the table of your favourite pizzeria while the snow falls outside. Indeed, when aromatic coffee and delectable desserts are just an order away … what’s the rush? The best Italian restaurants are known to offer their guests a chance to choose between heart-warming homemade Italian classics such as Tiramisu, liqueur-flavored cheesecake… and more!
Whether you are dreaming of a white winter season, or of the aroma of a fresh tomato ripening on a vine, you can always be rest assured that among Byward Market restaurants, it is always possible to find a special, friendly and warm place in the Tuscan sun.