The Toronto Food & Wine ShowTFW15The Toronto Food & Wine Show is here, taking over the scenic Evergreen Brickworks on the Bayview extension. In it’s first (official) year, it’s been reborn and reinvigorated ditching the name Delicious Food Show that was held previously down at the CNE Grounds.
Running all weekend long, you can expect to hob nob with celebrity chefs, take in some gourmet samples of Toronto’s finest restaurants and wash it all down with some killer spirits, wines, ciders beers and if you’re like me, Forbes maple syrup.
Aside from consuming a breakfast staple as my main beverage of choice, I did enjoy a solid 3,000 calories in the morning I spent hanging out at the Brickworks. Here are a few show highlights!
Samples are just $1 each, but cash is for suckers. Here, you load your phone up with tickets and paying is as easy as tapping. Your best bet for getting here is definitely TTC or by bike, so word to the wise, leave the wheels at home. You can also score an Uber if you’re a first timer, use code TFW15 for a free ride up to $25. This is your best bet hands down, there are so many wine tastings, beers, ciders and cocktails to explore that you most certainly don’t want the responsibility of getting home to impact your tasting schedule.
If celeb chefs are more your thing, then expect to see the likes of Curtis Stone, Mark McEwan, Roger Mooking and hometown burger master Matt Basile, among scores of more chefs. Seriously, who’s running the restaurants this weekend?
All in all, a definitely better venue= infinitely better show. This collection of vendors is not to be missed, and combining the beauty of the brickworks (and their esteemed pedigree for all things green and natural) makes for a good connection and a great move for future shows.