This weekend the happening event in Toronto is the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building.
If you are a fan of wine this one's for you. Food photographer Parmjit Parmar came along for the VIP Preview Evening Thursday night and proclaimed that each of the wine samplings were amazing. Fat Bastard though was one of her favorites. Another stand out is the two year old Between The Lines Family Estate Winery.
Beaus All Natural Brewing Co
One of the stand outs this year is Beaus All Natural Brewing Co.. The company is one of the largest employers in Vankleek Hill, Ontario. Being an organic beer is important to the family owned company as well as giving back to their community. Not only one of the major employers, Beaus uses local farmers for their beer.
For local Amsterdam Brewery fans good news. The Bathurst Street brewery has relocated but will be back along the waterfront by summer!
Celebrity chef David Adjey is promoting his olive oil. The oil is made with Spanish olives. Adjey said that he's not a huge fan of Spain but the olives are amazing!
Hank Daddy's BBQ
BBQ is all over the expo this year. Each company has their own take, from sweet Georgia, rich Texas and sunny Hawaii. The winner is Hank Daddy's BBQ with their peach wood smoked pulled pork!
Desserts and wine just go together. Already in Vaughan, Bite Bar will be coming to the downtown in a few months. It will be a definite stomping ground with moist cakes, macaroons to die for and more.
ZAZA is another tasty treat for Toronto that is promoting their cafe. They have some of the most spirited staff around!
Back for the fourth year was Northern Confections owned by Todd and Heather Gibbons. The Wiarton, Ontario candy company makes delectable sweets. This year Heather said that their chocolate bacon is a winner with the crowds.
The Gourmet Food & Wine Expo is proud to announce Second Harvest as the Expo's charity partner for this year.
"We are thrilled to be able to once again help out such a fantastic charity that does so much good for the community," said Paul McNair of the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo in a press release. "The best part is just how easy it is for people to help pitch in. Before leaving the Expo, simply hand in your wine glass and $1 is donated to Second Harvest for every glass that is returned."
Since the partnership between the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo and Second Harvest began in 2007, the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo has raised over $50,000 and has rescued over 11,000 lbs of food for Second Harvest.
To view all of the wonderful photographs by Parmjit Parmar of the event visit her Flickr page.
Dates & Times
Friday, November 16, 2012, 2pm-10pm
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 12pm-10pm
Sunday, November 18, 2012, 12pm-6pm
Admission - Tickets often sell out, buy in advance to avoid disappointment
VIP Preview Evening Thursday $40 (including HST)
General Admission Friday-Sunday $20 (including HST)