In its inaugural year, the Toronto FOOD & WINE Festival attracted hundreds of visitors, chefs and self-proclaimed foodies like myself to experience an impeccable selection of epicurean delights. Held at the dynamic Evergreen Brickworks, the Toronto FOOD & WINE Festival brought some of the best local, national and even international food to the east end of Toronto for a three day culinary celebration. From tutored wine tastings with Mark Oldman and Anthony Giglio, to onsite grilling classes from Weber Grill Academy’s Grill Expert and Celebrity Chef Michael P Clive; this weekend was filled with a ton of delicious events for the whole family to try.
The Grand Tasting Pavilion was home to some of best restaurants and food retailers on the culinary scene today. The Ontario Pavilion was home to one of my favourite breweries, Lowertown Brewery, who travelled all the way from the Byward Market in Ottawa to join us in Toronto.
The Barbados Marketing authority was also in attendance giving guest the chance to sample some of their local dishes and offering them the chance to win a trip for two so this gorgeous Caribbean island!
Partnering with some of the best chefs and restaurants in the city, COCHON was a celebration of this dynamic community as each chef was tasked with creating a stand out dish with a prize Heritage Pig. With an array of dishes, reflective of the unique and diverse culinary landscape in Toronto, guests were filled with small bites and samples of their chef’s original creation. This all-you-can-eat-and-drink event was a celebration of Toronto’s love for a good ol’ BBQ.
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