Hospitality Delivered

Right now, people are missing great experiences in an isolated world.  We offer passports to adventure in every box. Compelling fine-dining meal kits, individually curated wine packages, and so much more...available for curbside pickup or home delivery Wed-Sat from 12-5pm.

  • "Your Curated By Beckta meal was outstanding! Everything was delicious - but not just that - the whole package was enjoyable - it was a party in a box for the three of us and we really needed it! The wines were excellent and the instruction video was a gem. The way you did the video instructions was wonderfully approachable - it put us all at ease to participate in the putting together of the meal: everything you did, from complaining about how your stove works, to rummaging around in the drawer to find your spatula, to telling stories about your colleagues, made it all real, human and doable, and we all wanted to be involved. It was great to have you in our kitchen to help us with dinner and the playlist was great! Don’t change a thing - it was the highlight of our pandemic year."

    — Roger G.
  • "It is my turn to thank you for the fantastic experience you created for my wife and me last week. Each of the food items was amazing, I'm sure you can taste that yourself. But to comment on the experience - everything from the packaging and instructional video to the Spotify playlists (I'm happy to see the title of Curated has been extended to music) - this really brought it one notch higher if that were possible. Kudos to you and the team for creating not only a great meal but an exceptional experience."

    — Nelson C.
  • "My youngest, Justin (15), and I did the ‘finishing’ and we both enjoyed learning some tricks from a pro. We actually cleared off the junk on the dining room table, laid my grandmother’s silver and dug out the china plates. Lorne, Justin and I sat for a couple of hours over dinner just chatting, which doesn’t usually happen on a Friday night with a 15 year old. You’re delivering an experience, not just a meal. The morning email with the video link created anticipation before the early-afternoon arrival of the well-packed box and then we had to wait all afternoon before we could start cooking!"

    — Krista M.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will Curated By Beckta continue when indoor dining resumes?

    Absolutely! We plan on continuing to offer these terrific products and services indefinitely.

  • Can I use a Curated By Beckta gift card at one of your restaurants?

    Absolutely! While the systems are separate, out staff can redeem your Curated gift card for take out or in-person dining at Beckta, Play or Gezellig. Restaurant gift cards can also be used for our Curated products by calling 613-238-7063.

  • Are your 3-course meals ready to eat?

    All ingredients are fully prepared, but do require a small amount of cooking and finishing (15-20 minutes). Finishing instructions and Youtube videos by Steve Beckta are provided to assist in finishing each week's kits.

  • Can I order meals only?

    Yes! There is no minimum charge for pick-up, and a $10 charge for local delivery for orders up to $120.

  • Can you deliver outside of Ottawa?

    Yes! For an extra delivery fee. Right now our free delivery areas go as far as Kanata, Orleans, Barrhaven, Riverside South and similar distances from downtown. If you are outside of those areas (but less than a 45 minute drive from Elgin St, there is a $20 delivery fee per order that you can choose when checking out. If you are farther than that, please email us at yum@beckta.com and we will calculate the delivery fee for you.

  • Are these wines sold at your regular restaurant mark-up?

    No way! The mark-up is about 25% of our normal restaurant mark up, depending on the product. We are competing with the LCBO, and want to offer extraordinary value on wines you can't get at the liquor store, only from our favourite small producers.

  • I'm hoping for a delivery date that is not listed. Can you help me?

    We currently deliver Wednesdays through Saturdays. Our meal packages are fully cooked and are still great to reheat and finish the day after your delivery.

  • Can you deliver to Quebec?

    Unfortunately, we have to sell only in Ontario because of the liquor laws, however, you can pick up your order at Beckta (150 Elgin), from 12-5pm Wednesdays-Saturdays (for available dates at checkout).

  • Can I choose the wines for my case?

    Our value-add is being able to curate a custom case for you around your personal tastes and preferences. You let us know your favourite styles, regions or grape varietals, and we put something great together for you in the white / red /sparkling mix you like best. In your unique package, you will find a full list and description of your special wines, along with wine pairing suggestions.

  • Can you get me a particular wine?

    We can sure try. Our cellars our deep, but we don't have everything. If you have a favourite wine, please let us know, and we will do our best to match the style as close as possible.

  • Is the delivery / pick up safe?

    Yes! We offer contact-free delivery and pick up. Our amazing team wear masks and take extraordinary precautions necessary to protect our guests and themselves.

  • When are menus released for future dates?

    Menus for the following week are posted on Thursdays