There is some much happening this month and I am trying to keep up! Lots of water and a glass of champagne every now and then. Actually, maybe a few lattes thanks to Keurig Canada! But it’s all good. Life is for the living and it’s great to go out there and experience it. I have always said you can’t put a price on the joy of a good experience. It’s like sitting in Paris at a cafe and biting into a warm croissant. Or trying your first slice of New York style pizza while walking through the busy streets.
It’s true, when there is good food, there is always a good memory attached to it. Which is why I am so excited about the Toronto FOOD & WINE Festival happening September 18th to the 20th, thanks to FOOD & WINE Magazine. Another excuse to indulge yourself because you deserve it.
Three days of good food and wine, I think that’s a great way to spend the weekend. It’s also a nice end to TIFF. The Toronto FOOD & WINE Festival, will take place at Evergreen Brick Works. At the event you will get an opportunity to meet some of the best culinary masters. You will also get to sample food from international and local celebrity chefs, attend cooking classes and tutored tastings. If you are a big fan of local restaurants, wineries and breweries, you will be more than happy at the Grand Tasting Pavilion showcase presented by PC Black Label.
Notable Event Highlights:
Celebrity chefs: Chuck Hughes, Roger Mooking, Mark McEwan, Curtis Stone, Tyler Florence and Gail Simmons, just to name a few.
Cochon555, for the first time, is bringing its flavour packed marquee tour, Heritage BBQ, to Canada during the Festival. The Cochon US Tour, started by Brady Lowe in 2009, it’s known for supporting local and family owned farms. They are the world’s first environmentally conscious nose-to-tail pig competition. Guests will have the opportunity to indulge in over 40 pork dishes made by celebrity chefs. The five competing chefs include: Matt Basile, Fidel Gastro’s; Mitchell Bates, Momofuku Shoto; Nick Liu, DaiLo; Matty Matheson, Parts & Labour and Albert Ponzo, Le Select Bistro.
Workshops with the masters: Antonio Park (Park Restaurant) Kevin Kent (Knifewear) and Tetsuya “Ted” Iizuka (Soba Canada). I have always wanted to learn how to make soba noodles!
Taquila & Tacos: To cap off a great weekend El Cartin and The Distillery Restaurants Corp will be hosting the Tequila & Tacos closing festival party at the Distillery District. El Catrin’s Executive Chef Olivier Le Calvez will showcase a tasting menu which will include signature drinks Herradura Margarita and Herradura Splash. Another bonus: complimentary samples from Herradurra on the Tequila Marketplace patio.
Photos Courtesy Of: Toronto FOOD & WINE