July 30, 2015

Food News: Toronto FOOD & WINE Festival and a GIVEAWAY for 2 tickets

Toronto Food & Wine Festival 2015

Do you watch Top Chef? Of course you do. If you don't, then we can't be friends anymore. As you probably know, many Top Chef finales wrap up at the great Food & Wine Festival in Aspen run by Food & Wine Magazine. Top Chef Judge Gail Simmons was Special Projects Manager at Food &Wine Magazine for awhile. Now, you can experience all of the excitement of a Food & Wine Festival with the first Toronto Food & Wine festival. Formerly, the Delicious Food Show, the festival will be hosted by the magazine and include tastings, events, celebrity chefs and programming at the Evergreen Brickworks September 18-20, 2015. I don't need to convince you that you need to go because food shows are great and you should go. Just in case you need a reason, here are some highlights:

Food tastings at the Toronto Food & Wine Festival 2015

5 reasons you need to visit the Toronto FOOD & WINE Festival 2015:

1. Celebrity Chefs: Curtis Stone, Tyler Florence, Gail Simmons, Chuck Hughes, Roger Mooking, Mark McEwan, Antonio Park and many more will be taking to the stages for demos, talks and workshops.

2. Free samples: Sample, sip and savour all the flavours from 130 purveyors of premium products, fine foods and beverages from Ontario and around the world in the Grand Tasting Pavilion – presented by PC Black Label.

3. Chef events: Cochon 555 is bringing its flavour-packed marquee events series to Canada allowing guests to sink their teeth into over 1400 pounds of expertly prepared pork dishes by chefs including Chuck Hughes, Matty Matheson and more. 

4. Workshops: Expert-level educational workshops welcome legendary masters like Kevin Kent (Knifewear), Tetsuya "Ted" Iizuka (Soba Canada), and Antonio Park (Park Restaurant) to share their knowledge of time-held traditions like knife skills and soba noodle making.

5. Talent: Canada’s Best New Student Chef will be crowned after a cooking competition called Taste Canada Cooks the Books. Some of the brightest up-and-coming culinary talents from across Canada will gather in front of a live audience in the Miele Kitchen to make a dish from a well-known Canadian cookbook, with the author on stage.

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Chef Chuck Hughes, Toronto Food & Wine Festival 2015

I am giving away 2 free tickets for general admission (1 for you and a friend) and guest access to the Grand Tasting Pavillon and some celebrity chef events. The winner will receive 2 Adult Single-Day General Admission passes (approximate value of $58). The winner will be contacted by email and will receive the tickets by mail 2 weeks before the festival. Please only enter the giveaway below if you are able to attend the event in Toronto, Ontario between Sept. 18-20, 2015. No purchase necessary. Open to Ontario residents only. 

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  1. I used to go the show before, but haven't done that in a few years. Would be nice to go again

  2. Love the Brickworks and would love to see Gail Simmons and the tastings!

  3. Awesome giveaway! I'm all about the tastings :) Thanks!

  4. I would love to see Curtis Stone and Tyler Florence!! Oh what a delicious event ;)

  5. LOVE Curtis Stone..would be awesome to see him!!

  6. I'm always looking for the next dessert. Hoping for some fancy doughnuts in particular.

  7. Even though I live close by, I'm always happy to visit Tori's Bakeshop!

  8. Let's see...the wine...the food....the chefs! All of the above!!!

  9. I would love to try some local artisan products!

  10. Would love to attend the show with my significant other so we could visit the workshops and tastings. The kitchen is one of our favourite places to be together and spend time.

  11. Hey, very nice site. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definitely be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment. Thanks for sharing.
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    Keep Posting:)


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