It’s been a jam packed summer in Toronto and notably, full of food festivals! I love going to them because it means Toronto’s best restaurants, food trucks and chefs line up their favourite dishes all in one convenient location.
One such festival was the Taste of Toronto at the Fort York Garrison. Joined by a hungry foodie crew on a hot and humid Sunday, we explored the sights, sounds and most importantly tastes that this city has to offer.
So what tastes did we get to try at Taste of Toronto?
We started our Taste with a refreshing glass of New Zealand’s White Haven Sauvignon Blanc – the perfect summer sipper! Neptuno Oysters paired it with New Zealand Kaipara Oysters for a perfect refreshing start!
Bonus: You could get refills of wine for only $3! Let it be known we went back to this tent more than a few times!
Chef Mark McEwan – Not only was he up on stage teaching us a thing or two about making cheese, he also presented us with some awesome dishes of his own.
While the Lobster Poutine missed the mark (wasn’t fond of the butter ‘gravy’), we loved his delicious chicken from One.
Special thanks for the awesome dedication on the new cookbook!
What was our all time favourite dish of the festival?
The Grove‘s Ricotta and Peas.
This dish manages to daintily walk the line between savoury and sweet – really there’s no other word to describe it! And the texture the meyer lemon meringue against the cool ricotta and peas made each bite a joy. Am I waxing poetically? It deserves high praise as it was really like nothing else at the festival.
And there you have it! Not a bad way to spend a hot summer day! If only I could show you in a picture how my stomach felt after this event – well, this picture of me and the ShareTea mascot comes close:
Can’t wait for this event next year! But remember it’s always better with like minded friends 🙂
See you next year!