Win a Pair of Tickets to Dixonlicious!


Last year, I attended Dixonlicious, a wonderful event hosted by Dixon Hall to raise funds for food programs in Toronto. Dixonlicious returns this year on Thursday, March 1 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas Street East) and the culinary event of the season promises to be a night to remember! It offers supporters a smorgasbord of delicious food and drinks from top Toronto restaurants and chefs including: The Food DudesBiff's BistroDaniel et DanielHawthorne Food & DrinkSkin + BonesLost Craft BrewingKarlo Estates WinerySoCIAL Lite VodkaWalter Craft Caesar and much more! There will also be musical entertainment and a silent auction for you to bid on big ticket-items and experiences. Attending Dixonlicious is a great opportunity to give back to the community, while enjoying a wonderful night filled with excellent food and company. You will help Dixon Hall to deliver 25,000 meals to those in need. Tickets are $90 and and youth under 30 can obtain tickets for $70. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: Use promotional code GIVEBACK for a 15% discount on ticket prices. 

This year, I am volunteering with Dixon Hall and am giving away two pairs of tickets to two lucky readers valued at $180.00 per pair. There are many ways to enter (see below).  Be sure to follow me on Instagram at @thecharmingmodernist for even more ways to enter. Good luck!   
Open to Canadian residents only, 19+. 
Contest ends Monday, February 26. The winner will be contacted directly and I will also announce the winners' names on social media. 

Toronto Food & Wine Festival + Ticket Giveaway!

By: Alison Silveira

The upcoming Toronto Food & Wine Festival will be sure to impress every gourmand's palate. Held at Evergreen Brick Works from September 18 - 20, foodies can indulge their cravings for gourmet food and drink at the Grand Tasting Pavilion, which will feature samplings from 130 purveyors of premium products from around the world, including Ontario. 

Celebrity chefs Curtis StoneTyler Florence, Gail Simmons, Chuck Hughes, Mark McEwan and many more will participate in live cooking demos, talks and workshops. Sharpen your knife skills, visit the farmers' market onsite, learn to make Japanese soba noodles and take a master class with chefs who are the best in the business. 

The Toronto Food & Wine Festival is the culinary event of the year you don't want to miss. Tickets are available for $36 per adult and $18 per child ages 6-15. To learn more and to purchase tickets online, visit:

Ticket Giveaway!

I am giving away a pair of tickets (valued at $72) to one lucky reader. There are many ways to enter (see below). Good luck and happy wining and dining! 

Open to Canadian residents only, 19+. 
Contest ends Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 12 p.m. Winner will be contacted directly and announced on social media. 

The Stop's Night Market

Photo: The Stop's Night Market

Photo: The Stop's Night Market

By: Alison Silveira

On Tuesday, June 16 and Wednesday, June 17, The Stop Community Food Centre will host its annual Night Market fundraising event to support its crucial anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs. With gourmet food and drink being served mixed with live musical entertainment, The Stop Night Market promises to be a great success. 

Over 48 food and beverage vendors will be available to serve eager ticketholders. I am most looking forward to sampling culinary creations and libations from Dailo, Momofuku Shoto, Whippoorwill and Mailvoire Wine

The Stop's Night Market will be held in the Junction at 181 Sterling Road. Tickets are available online for $100 plus tax, which include unlimited food and drink.

Celebrate the best of Toronto's food scene and street entertainment while supporting a noble cause. 

Vegan and vegetarian friendly event. 
Must be 19+. 
To purchase tickets and for more information, visit: