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Eating in Ottawa: Caprese Part Two

I had to go back to Caprese and try something else from their menu. This time, I had gnocchi and it was probably the best I’ve ever had! We had the same waitress both times and she is really knowledgeable about the ingredients in the dishes and what is vegan or can be made vegan. It is such a relief to be able to go to a restaurant and know that you’ll easily be able to find something to eat.

The only bummer is that the bread (which is supposed to be awesome) and desserts are not vegan. But still, the mains are great, and that is enough to keep me coming back.

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Caprese Salad

I recently had the pleasure of going to a Caprese here in Ottawa. Caprese is an entirely gluten-free Italian restaurant, just outside of Little Italy. It was amazing, but unfortunately I didn’t have my camera to take any pictures. I got a pasta dish with olives, artichokes and sun dried tomatoes in an oil-based sauce and a gluten-free beer to go with it. Unfortunately, the complementary bread and their desserts were not vegan, but they were very helpful with telling me what menu items were vegan. Highly recommended!

Anyway, after going to Caprese, I was inspired to try my hand at a Caprese-style salad. My version is a stacked tomato, layered with homemade mozzarella-style cheese, basil leaves and some basil pesto, with a balsamic reduction and olive oil drizzle.

Read on for the recipes.
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