One of the biggest and most exciting culinary events in Toronto is coming up, and this is one event you don’t want to miss!
The second annual Taste of Toronto food festival will be held at the Fort York National Historic Site from July 2 – 5, 2015. This summer, food lovers will get the chance to sample outstanding dishes from some of the city’s top restaurants and interact with local and international top chefs at cooking classes and demonstrations.
I had so much fun at the event last year! The weather was perfect, and I spent hours nibbling on the delicious dishes that were available that day. Plus, I got the chance to chat with one of my favourite chefs: Mark McEwan. How’s that for a nice day out in the city?
Taste Festivals are a pretty big deal. They are held in 22 cities across the world every year, including London, Dubai, Amsterdam, Milan and Paris. We’re very lucky to have our own festival here in Toronto! Hopefully, the event also will be held in other places in North America in the coming years.
Some of the chefs and restaurants from last year will be at this years event, including Victor Barry of Splendido; Carl Heinrich of Richmond Station; David Neinstein of Barque Smokehouse; Damon Campbell of Bosk; and Elia Herrera of Los Colibris. They will be joined by some new faces included Jonathan Waxman of Montecito; Ted Corrado and Matt DeMille of The Drake Hotel, The Drake Devonshire and Drake One Fifty; and MasterChef Canada judge Michael Bonacini!
Personally though, I’m most excited to see Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, who is set to debut signature dishes from his latest restaurant (which is scheduled to open late 2015 in Toronto’s King West neighbourhood).
Tickets for this festival start at $19 and grant access to one of six lunch or dinner sessions from Thursday, July 2 through Sunday, July 5. Visitors can indulge in signature small plates from each participating restaurant, as well as sip, sample and shop from the food and drink market.
The event is supposed to be bigger and better than last year, with live food demonstrations at the Taste Theatre, wine tastings sessions in the Tasting Room, hands-on cooking classes with top chefs in the Metro Master Class, chef Q&As, as well as live music. A new addition to this year’s onsite interactive experience is the Toronto Life Chef’s Table, offering the unique opportunity to converse with top chefs on a variety of topics in an intimate setting.
To purchase tickets, or for more information, sign up to receive regular Taste of Toronto updates at tasteoftoronto.com. You can also follow Taste of Toronto on Twitter @TasteofToronto and Instagram @TasteofToronto.
This is not a sponsored post. I have not been paid to write about the Taste of Toronto event.
I will be attending the event as a media representative. Some information in this article was taken from a press release.
All images belong to Shareba at In Search Of Yummy-ness, except for the first image which was used with permission.
Photos are from the 2014 Taste of Toronto event.