Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Taste of Toronto 2015 & Ticket Giveaway!

Attention all food lovers - Taste of Toronto will be arriving at Toronto's Fort York next week, July 2-5! In its second year, the only North American outpost of the international Taste Festivals is once again offering visitors unique experiences to interact with the country's top culinary talent.

The Fort York will be transformed into a foodie wonderland with eating, drinking and entertainment. The city's latest, greatest and hottest restaurants will be dishing up their finest dishes. There will also be over 70 producers of the best food, beverages and premium brands providing a bountiful food market!

FYI, Taste of Toronto is like a city built in a park with its own currency, Crowns. The whole park operates on the Crown system and all restaurant dishes and anything you wish to purchase from the artisan stalls can be bought with your Crown card. So, load your card up and enjoy!

General tickets start from $19, granting access to one of six lunch or dinner sessions from Friday July 3 through Sunday, July 5. Each session last between 4-5 hours, offers the opportunity for festival-goers to sample dishes from over 16 restaurants, browse the artisan stalls and participant in fresh and exciting programming; including the Taste Theatre, Metro Master Classes, the Tasting Room, a Delta Air Lines VIP Lounge and a Music Stage.

Met chef Mark McEwan last year!
Taste of Toronto 2015 restaurant and star lineup:
  • Adrian Niman, Rasa
  • Alvin Leung and Eric Chong, R&D (Thursday and Friday only)
  • Amanda Ray, Biff’s Bistro
  • Anthony Walsh and Michael Bonacini, Oliver & Bonacini
  • Bill Osborne, America
  • Carl Heinrich, Richmond Station
  • Cory Vitiello and Robbie Hojilla, The Harbord Room and THR & Co.
  • Damon Campbell, Bosk
  • David Neinstein, Barque
  • Elia Herrera, Los Colibris and El Caballito
  • Franco Stalteri, Charlie’s Burgers
  • Jonathan Waxman and Matt Robertson, Montecito
  • Ippei Iwata, Aki Urata and Koji Tashiro, Guu Toronto, Kintori Yakitori and Kinton Ramen (Saturday only)
  • Masaharu Morimoto, Morimoto Toronto
  • Michael van den Winkel, Little Sister
  • Miheer Shete, Bannock
  • Rob Bragagnolo, Marben (Sunday only)
  • Stuart Cameron, Byblos, Patria and Weslodge
  • Ted Corrado and Matt DeMille, The Drake Hotel, The Drake Devonshire and Drake One Fifty
  • Victor Barry, Splendido
  • Lynn Crawford, Egg Farmers of Canada Chef Ambassador, chef-owner of Ruby Watchco and and “The Hearth” at the Pearson International Airport Toronto
  • Mark McEwan, McEwan Group
  • Rick Moonen, True North Salmon
For more info and to purchase your tickets, head over to Taste of Toronto website here.

I've attended Taste of Toronto last year and really enjoyed it and can not wait to go back this year! Pics here are from last year.

Bymark's Lobster Poutine

GIVEAWAY time! I'd love to give you guys an opportunity to check out the Taste of Toronto. One lucky reader will WIN TWO tickets, granting them to access to any one of the weekend sessions.

To enter, use the rafflecopter wideget below. If you leave a comment, don't forget to include your email address. When you're visiting my David Chiu's Facebook page, a LIKE to my page would greatly be appreciated. The lucky winner will be randomly chosen with and they will have 24 hours to reply back to my message/email. Giveaway is open to Ontario residents. Transportation to the event is not included. Please make sure that you can travel to Toronto's Fort York. Giveaway closes midnight on Sunday June 28, 2015. Good luck!

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  1. I went last year and I loved it! I'm really looking forward to the new restaurants and chefs lined up for this year - and of course the masterclasses!

  2. No never been! I love to meet some of the cool chefs around!!

  3. I haven't been to a Taste of Toronto event before! I would love to go to taste Toronto's finest restaurants!

  4. Hope I win the passes. Looking forward to trying out Patria for Spanish cuisine.

  5. I haven't been to Taste of Toronto. But I am looking forward to seeing Eric Chong there.

  6. I have never been to Taste of Toronto. I am most looking forward to trying Masaharu Morimoto menu items.