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. 

Taste of Toronto

By: Alison Silveira

True foodies will tell you that of all the many food festivals that Toronto has to offer, Taste of Toronto is by far the best. What's in store at the festival? The crème de la crème of Toronto's chefs will be serving their world class cuisine al fresco, master classes will be offered and muscicians will entertainer festival-goers. 

Celebrity chefs Alvin Leung of Master Chef Canada, Lynn Crawford of Ruby Watchco, Carl Heinrich of Richmond Station and many more chefs will be at the festival this year to impress you with their culinary delights. Feast on a choice of 50 menu items including Splendido's braised pork belly, Byblos' charcoal-grilled lamb and Montecito's vanilla panna cotta. With an array of scrumptious dishes to choose from, Taste of Toronto will be sure to tantalize your taste buds! 

Taste of Toronto comes to town on Thursday, July 2 and runs until Sunday, July 5 at Fort York. Tickets are $19 - $25 in advance and $30 at the door. 

For further information and to purchase tickets, visit