The national capital region offers an array of venues to host diplomatic events.
In these dark days of austerity, entertainment and good times are the first to take a walloping.
Much is written about the concept of diplomacy, but rarely is much thought given to the physical spaces that help a country conduct its public relations.
Embassy's latest guide to Ottawa's most happening spots for your diplomatic bash
Carolina Caldéron took the plunge in May 2009. This is how she describes her decision to move from the spotlight of the diplomatic world to the more behind-the-scenes world of catering.
In the world of diplomacy, parties and receptions are opportunities to expand your embassy's network, glean telling insight from key contacts in politics and government, and tempt taste buds with your national delights.
Those needing an example of how to run a diplomatic party should have been at the French Embassy Monday night as a master class was given.
A comprehensive list of Ottawa's favourite locations for holding parties, receptions and dinners.
It's details like the right mix of guests and great entertainment that make regular diplomatic events unforgettable, say Roshan Reddaway and Susan Wilkins.
Wine is an important part of entertaining, and with a little research and confidence, you can easily impress your guests no matter what the occasion or your budget.