This just in! The Evergreen Brickworks will be hosting the first ever Toronto Food & Wine Festival September 18-15 and it is an event you will not want to miss. The three day extravaganza will feature some of Toronto, and Canada’s, most noteworthy talents in the culinary world, showcasing our best restaurants, breweries and wineries. The weekend will include cooking classes, wine and beer tastings hosted by knowledgeable experts and sommeliers and will have you rubbing shoulders with international chefs.
Household names like Gail Simmons, Mark McEwan, Curtis Stone, Chuck Hughes Roger Mooking and Antonio Park will be just a few of the celebrity chefs, and movers and shakers in the culinary world who will be on hand taking the stage to heady heights and offering demos, instructing workshops and sharing secrets of the epicurean elite. There are also special ticketed events as well, for example if you want to learn the secrets of Soba noodles, check out the workshop hosted by Ted Iizuka from Soba Canada where you will learn all about this classic dish. Or if it’s high time you honed your knife skills, check out the tutorial by Kevin Kent (Knifewear) who will have you slicing and dicing your way to superstar status.
Guests in the Grand Tasting Pavilion will be able to sample up to 130 offerings from the best food and beverage purveyors from Ontario as well as the rest of Canada and select international purveyors. World famous Cochon 555 will be on hand with the ever callipygous Chuck Hughes from Montreal presenting a once in a lifetime dinner of delicious heritage Barbecue pork –over 1400 lbs of it- with Toronto’s own Matty Matheson.
Not content with sitting on well-earned illustrious laurels, the organizers have included one of the more anticipated and interesting events of the Food & Wine Festival; the crowning of Canada’s Best New Student Chef. Aspiring Chefs representing the best and brightest talent from cooking schools from all across Canada will participate in a live, on-stage competition preparing a dish from a well-known cookbook, with the author on stage! Who will be Canada’s next young superstar? Who are the cookbook authors whose recipes will be prepared? Show up and find out, and cheer for your favourites!
This event, taking place in one of the country’s most unique settings is sure to sell out, so we’re giving you plenty of advance notice. Check out their website to find out more details, now that we’ve whetted your appetite.
If you’d like to win a pair of tickets to the event please say so in the comments and we’ll do a draw.