Friday night was the Brewers Plate event promoting local food and breweries. The beer was flowing in the halls of Hart House paired with creative dishes from renown restaurants and celebrity chefs. Although it was a bit of a challenge to get to the food sampling with long line ups in the crowded venue, non [...]
This one was hard to judge! All of the pairings sounded great, which made it difficult for me to decide. Since I had a weekend filled with Easter lamb – including barbecued lamb chops, braised lamb ribs and a marinated and butterflied leg of lamb (my family has never heard the saying “too much of [...]
Brewers Plate is a delicious collaborative effort between Green Enterprise Toronto (GET), Slow Food Toronto and Local Food Plus (LFP) who work to promote local-sustainable food and farming. The event takes place Friday April 17 at the University of Toronto’s Hart House and pairs locally made beers with gourmet dishes, all made from local ingredients.
My foodie find for this week is a pack of fine brews from Ontario. The Ontario Craft Brewers have cleverly packaged a selection of beers together so beer lovers can try a variety of locally made beers and discover which ones they like. This is the second time the OCB has released a mixed pack, [...]
Last Thursday I checked out the Ontario Craft Brewers Festival and Summer BBQ that was held at Hart House at the University of Toronto. The usual Ontario brewers were there, including Great Lakes Brewery, Grand River Brewing, Creemore Springs Brewery, Mill Street Brewery, Wellington Brewing Co., Camerons Brewing Company, Big Rock Brewery, and Black Oak [...]
Ok, I am not a wheat beer fan but if you are I have news about the quintessential wheat beer launching in the LCBO store May 31st. A Beer Baron is launching it’s premium high quality wheat beer, “Hefeweissbier” in Canada, from the world’s oldest brewer, Weihenstephan. “Hefeweissbier” is brewed by Weihenstephan, a world-renowned brewery [...]
My friend Stephen Beaumont and chef Brian Morin over at beerbistro restaurant in Toronto just launched THE beerbistro COOKBOOK. I’ve been perusing it all week and have a list of recipes from it I’m itching to try out. The first half of the book is devoted to beer drinking, beer pouring, beer making and the [...]