Lifford Grand Tasting 2009

www.liffordwine.com The sixth annual Lifford Grand Tasting was in the making last night, amidst much wine pouring, sipping, and outright guzzling. We had our cameras charged and ready to flash for this unforgettable wine tasting event. It was held at the Fermenting Cellar, a familiar locale for Lifford’s events, including the Ladies Night (April) and… 

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Salute ’09 – We Salute Da Vinci

www.salutewinefestival.com The promise was an intimate night of food and wine in the elegant round room of the Carlu. Crystal fountain and Art moderne splendour provided the background as Chefs performed (more ways than one), and wine makers kept vino flowing. The goal was to help raise money to support Toronto East General Hospital’s da… 

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Salute Wine & Food Festival

www.salutewinefestival.com Salute Toronto Wine + Food Festival, tagged as ‘the city’s newest taste experience’ starts today and runs till Saturday. Formerly known as the Sante Wine Festival, this series of events is a week long smorgasbord for culinary and oenophilic enthusiasts. Your ticket covers the price of admission as well as wine tasting and food.

Alphonso Mangoes

Kohinoor Foods I think I have it easy when I rest my box of Alphonsos on the counter at Kohinoor and reach for my wallet. Within a few seconds, two pairs of hands are on my box, opening it and meticulously starring at each fruit.

8 Chefs Event

www.oliverbonacini.com Eight chefs from some of the most prestigious restaurants in Toronto came together in the beautiful and versatile new space of the Toronto Board of Trade to host the “Eight Chefs” event. Cityscape view provided the background as chefs, chocolatemakers, mixologists demonstrated the capability of the 30,000 sq foot space and culinary prowess of… 

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Brewer’s Plate 2009

www.brewersplatetoronto.org Six local chefs were paired up with six local breweries. With the focus on local ingredients, they were encouraged to cook up tasty dishes for a food & beer event hosted by Green Enterprise Toronto, Slow Food Toronto and Local Food Plus. The Brewer’s plate event last night drew a large crowd, a wonderful… 

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Citybites Food & Wine Experience – Chef Anthony Walsh

www.citybites.ca The first round of Citybites Food & Wine Experience was a success in the bright social space of The Market Kitchen. The culinary host of the evening was Chef Anthony Walsh of Canoe, with wineries from Ontario providing the liquid companions to dishes focusing around whitefish.