Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hot and Spicy Food Festival in Toronto

The Hot and Spicy Food Festival was held at the TorontoHarbourfront Centre between Aug. 15-17. I attended the first evening, mostly because I wanted to participate in the spicy dish competition.
Six chefs created their dishes, and we could taste all of them and rank them.
My comments are below. 
Please note that I am used to pretty spicy food, so my verdict is also subjective.

All dishes at Hot & Spicy Food Festival.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Taste of Toronto 2014

Fifty dishes of all sorts, and all in one place – this is what Toronto’s first ever Taste of Toronto promised. Held at Fort York in Toronto during the last July weekend, this event follows the tradition of similar ‘Taste Festivals’ that are held in almost twenty cities around the globe.
I visited the ToT for the first session on Saturday. Fortunately, it was a warm day.
The use of ‘crowns’ as the event’s currency (one dollar bought one crown) is a good idea, but I am not sure what happens if you have unspent crowns.
The festival was made up basically of stands promoting anything from spicy sauces to tourism and healthy juices, food stands, well-known chefs’ sessions and wine tasting sessions.