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Last updated April 15, 2024

Upcoming events

THE OTTAWA SCHOOL OF THEATRE presents an all ages production of Treasure Island in the Richcraft Theatre at the Shenkman Arts Centre. Showtimes Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets $20 for adults. Students and youth 25 and under $10. To purchase visit / ottawaschooloftheatre?

TAPROOM 260 presents Michael Ben-Shalom live from 8-11 p.m. at 260 Centrum Blvd. For more information visit

TAPROOM 260 presents The Underground live from 8-11 p.m. at 260 Centrum Blvd. For more information visit

CLASSIC PIANO RECITAL – Orléans pianist Emily Hou will be performing works by Chopin, Mozart, Rachmaninov and Liszt at Kanata United Church as part os the Beaverbrook Community Concert Series. The recital will start promptly at 3 p.m. Kanata United Church is located at 33 Leacock Dr. in Kanata. For more information visit 2024/03/24/april-21-emily-hou.

THE ORLÉANS BREWING CO. Trivia Night from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call (613) 834-9005 to reserve your spot. The Orléans Brewing Co. is located at 4380 Innes Rd. near the Innes Road McDonalds.

GRANDMAS AIDING GRANDMAS 10th Annual Card Party from 12:30p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Helen’s Church, 1234 Prestone Dr. Tickets $35 includes lunch, door prizes, raffle and market. Call Barbara at 613-824-3524 or Sue at 613-834-4706.



A touch of Portugal

in the heart of Orléans


Since it first opening on Boxing Day 2016, Caravela Restaurante and its owner Fernando Diniz, have earned a reputation for delivering healthy, hearty Portuguese cuisine that has earned the establishment a long list of repeat customers for which they are truly grateful.

“We have made a lot of good friends since we first opened,” says Diniz. “Many of our customers come back two or three times a month.”

The long list of regular clients is a tribute to the food and family-friendly service delivered by Diniz and his staff starting with Chef Tom Moore, formerly of El Meson who creates the magic in the kitchen and manager Henrique “Rico” Sousa who also worked at El Meson for many years.

Diniz hails from Teceira located in the Azores, which is known for their reliance on the sea and everything in it.

Among the many specialties on Caravela’s menu are Shrimp and Scallops, Grilled Octopus, Sea Bass, Seafood Cataplana and Fernando’s Platter which includes lobster, Tiger shrimp, baby clams and 20 mussels. They also have a number of seafood appetizers including Grilled Squid, Cod Cakes and Garlic Shrimp. Caravela has also become famous for its Seafood Chowder which is arguably among the best in Ottawa.

Caravela is currently ranked as the sixth best seafood restaurant in Ottawa even though it is not primarily a seafood establishment. For non-seafood lovers, Caravela serves up an outstanding Lamb Shank, Braised Rabbit, sumptuous Chicken Piri-Piri, and Alcatra, which is a Portuguese pot roast. They even serve Rack of Lamb and Paella, but they have to be ordered ahead of time. Most of the items on the menu can either be ordered with no spice, medium spice, or hot and spicy.

Enjoying a meal from Restaurante Caravela is like dining at any quality restaurant in Porto, Lisbon, Algarve or the Azores.

“We often get compliments from people who have been to Portugal and they tell us that when they eat our food they are immediately transported back in time. It’s like reliving their memories all over again,” says Diniz.

You can check out Caravela’s latest menu at Because of the restaurant’s popularity, reservations for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night are a must. Caravela Restaurante is located at 3712 Innes Rd. next to Food Basics.



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