Join us at the not-to-be-missed second annual Canadian Artisan Tasting Fair, offering you the opportunity to sample, purchase, and discover the best in artisanal foods from more than 40 selected national vendors.
Here are some of the things said about last years event:
'Whether you're looking for local and sustainable options of your favourite meats, cheeses, and beers, or seeking inspiration for your upcoming holiday party, this event should be a delicious experience.' - BeerWithMeTo
'Think: Delicious Food Show but a smaller carefully curated selection of food vendors in a way more intimate setting.' - YYZ Gourmand
'Last month, I made a delicious new discovery that I hope to repeat next year. Considering the successful inaugural run of the Canadian Artisan Tasting Fair, it's a tasty keeper and I can't wait to see what they've got in store for their triumphant return next year!' - Project416
Along with showcasing recent award-winning cheeses from across Canada, featured artisans will include local:
• Charcuterie butchers
• Craft breweries
Plus, local restaurants specializing in regional fare will serve interpretive plates of cheese, charcuterie and freshly baked goods. The opportunity to sample will be an integral part of the show, and is included in the price of admission.
Your $40 admission ($35 before Nov. 15th) gives you:
• Complimentary sampling galore
• A chance to meet the artisans, brewmasters, and chefs
• $10 in food coupons to purchase your favourite discoveries
• An eco-friendly cotton shopping bag with a bamboo plate and fork
The tasting fair allows you to get to know your local producers of high-quality artisanal foods. Enjoy the experience, make connections that last well beyond the event, and discover why your regional producers are world class!
The creation and planning of the event is driven by the great people at Toronto's Leslieville Cheese Market and their dedication to Canadian cheese and local fare.
Leslieville Cheese Market's Michael Simpson, at his Night School for Cheese Fans, recognises that people love to gather around and explore fine food and drink. While there are various wine and cheese festivals in Toronto, they cater to larger producers. The Canadian Artisan Tasting Fair gives our smaller-scale producers of equally high-quality and handmade foods an opportunity to present their fare to you, our appreciative audience!
The event will be held on November 30, 2014 at the beautifully refurbished Artscape Wychwood Barns in Toronto.
Arrive at Christie subway station to meet your complimentary 5 minute shuttle to Wychwood. Service will be for the duration of the Fair.
We hope that you will come out to show your support for the artisanal and local food community.