Getting a taste of Toronto’s restaurant food festival

Hundreds of food lovers descended upon the grounds of Fort York for the 1st annual Taste of Toronto Festival this past weekend. The event brought together celebrated chefs and restaurateurs across the city to showcase their finest dishes. Some of the notable masterminds included Mark McEwan of the McEwan Group of restaurants, Geoffrey Hopgood of Hopgood’s Foodliner, Carl Heinrich of Richmond Station and Cory Vitiello of The Harbord Room. In addition to the all the tastings, festival-goers had the opportunity to participate in live food demonstrations, interactive cooking classes, chef book signings and more.

We had the chance to check out the big event and gladly ate our way through it. Here’s some tasty photos that we took.

BLTtaste (Medium)

 BLT from Rose and Sons.

hotdog (Medium)

 Weslodge’s Wagyu Hot Dog with beet mustard and beef cheek marmalade.

tastepoutine (Medium)

Bymark’s Lobster poutine.

tasteoftoronto (Medium)

Seafood Paella from Patria.

stationburger (Medium)

Station Burger with chips from Richmond Station.

tastesalad (Small)

Zucchini Salad with buffalo ricotta, mint and almond.

cheesetaste (Medium)

 OKA cheeses.

tastetea2 (Small)

Tea samples from teALCHEMY.

tasteshortbread (Small)

Shortbread cookies from Mary Macleod’s.

tasteice (Small)

Liquid nitrogen ice cream from Ice Volcano.

tastefishdish (Medium)

Roasted Atlantic Halibut and Foie Gras Parfait from Bosk.

tastetapioca (Medium)

 Coconut tapioca pearls from Bosk.

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