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Stock the Shelves for Hamilton Food Share – A Great Reason Why Foodies should donate to their local Food Drives

In Uncategorized on February 29, 2012 at 5:46 pm

We all love the feeling we get after a satisfying meal. Preparing, sharing and enjoying healthy nutritious food with loved ones brings us all a measure of joy and happiness. This year, Food and Drink Fest… the Festival with Taste would like to offer you the opportunity to expand on those feelings of joy and satisfaction by assisting others in their efforts to provide food for their family’s table. In Hamilton, there are currently 19,500 people accessing food banks every month, 8,300 being children. Donating a few canned goods goes a long way in making sure that Hamilton is a wonderful city to live, work and raise a child for all residents. As you get set to attend this year’s event think of the good that can be accomplished in the sharing of something we all love, good food.

Drop off your canned goods at the 7th Annual Food and Drink Fest… the Festival with Taste March 23rd, 24th and 25th, Careport Expo Centre. All food donations are donated to Hamilton Food Share. Please click HERE for a list of the items food banks need the most. Please Visit www.foodanddrinkfest.com or www.HamiltonFoodShare.org for more information.

7th Annual Food & Drink Fest…the Festival with Taste!
March 23, 24, 25, 2012
NEW LOCATION: Careport Expo Centre
270 Longwood Rd. South, Hamilton
Corner of Longwood and Aberdeen. Take the Aberdeen Exit off the 403
http://www.FoodandDrinkFest.com
Contact Beau Monde Productions at info@foodanddrinkfest.com for more info

Vote for Food & Drink Fest…the Festival with Taste!

In Food & Drink Fest 2012, Restaurants on February 23, 2012 at 4:28 pm
Food & Drink Fest...the Festival with Taste! March 23, 24, 25, 2012 Careport Expo Centre

Food & Drink Fest...the Festival with Taste! March 23, 24, 25, 2012 Careport Expo Centre

 

Hey Fellow Foodies! We are excited to announce that Food & Drink Fest is nominated for a “People’s Choice Award” for Favourite Culinary Tourism Experience of the Year in Hamilton, courtesy of Tourism Hamilton. YAHOOO! Please take a moment and vote for us! Here is the link: http://www.hamilton.ca/CityDepartments/PlanningEcDev/Visitor/Hamiltons+Tourism+Awards+of+Excellence.htm?WT.mc_id=tourismpeopleschoice&WT.hamilton_redirect_friendly=1

Voting closes Feb 27, 2012. Thank you in advance for your vote!

www.FoodandDrinkFest.com

2012 Food & Drink Fest Celebrity Chef: David Adjey

In Uncategorized on February 14, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Food & Drink Fest…the Festival with Taste!

March 23-24-25, 2012

Careport Expo Centre, Hamilton

270 Longwood Rd. S. (Corner of Aberdeen & Longwood)

7th Annual Food & Drink Fest… the Festival with Taste is excited to annouce Chef David Adjey will be this year’s featured celebrity chef. Chef Adjey will be doing two live cooking demo’s on the Peter Martin Cooking Demo Stage at 1pm and 3pm on Sunday March 25.

Most famous for his hit shows on the Food Network “Restaurant Makeover” and “The Opener, Toronto native David Adjey has become a household name; bringing outright talent and fun back to the kitchen. We are thrilled to offer consumers a01nd exhibitors alike this added facet of the show to enjoy.

This exciting announcement, coupled with the changes listed below has Food & Drink Fest 2012 shaping up to be the best year yet!

  • NEW LOCATION: The Careport Centre (Corner of Longwood and Aberdeen), 270 Longwood Road South, Hamilton! Yet again, Food & Drink Fest has outgrown its’ home. It all started at the Hamilton Convention Centre where we called home for the first four years and then it was off to Copps Coliseum for the past two year. Last year Copps Coliseum just like the Convention Centre before it, proved to be two small a venue to comfortably house the events continuous growth.
  • IMPROVED FLOORPLAN: Careport has allowed for a new floorplan layout. The new layout allows for for more setting areas!wider aisles in order to accommodate the crowds and keep consumers circulating easily. Plus, allow
  • FREE PARKING, with the adjoining parking lot there will be ample free parking for both exhibitors and consumers
  • ACCESSIBLITY: Careport Centre offers great accessiblity. The show will be all on one floor, adjacent to major hi-ways, bus routes, and major city streets!

For more details, ticket information or media inquires about Food & Drink Fest, please contact Shannon or Jennifer at info@beaumondeproductions.com or call us at 905-524-3689.

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Behind the Beer: Railway City Brewing Co.

In Uncategorized on February 13, 2012 at 6:54 pm

It’s the MOST delicious time of year…Food & Drink Fest time!  The Festival with Taste is returning on March 23, 24 & 25 at The Careport Centre on Longwood Rd. S. Hamilton, Ontario.  Before Food & Drink Fest, we hope to bring you a “behind the scenes” sneak-peak of many of the restaurants, gourmet food options, bakeries, local wineries and breweries.  Getting to know the Chefs, Bakers, Winemakers or the Brewmasters behind our local culinary scene isn’t always an experience we, the foodies, are privy to  have. The team at Food & Drink Fest believes that it is an important and organic step in a foodie’s culinary experience, so we encourage you to read on…then have the opportunity to meet these individuals at the show. If you have any questions of your own, please feel free to them through and we would be happy to ask on your behalf. Cheers!

1. Company Name: Railway City Brewing Co.
 

2. What makes you passionate about beer?

Everything! Whether it is having a delicious Dead Elephant Ale at the end of a long work week; or being at an event in Kingston hearing how people love the IronSpike Brews. It makes me proud to be from St Thomas and proud to be producing exceptional craft beer.

 
3. What lead you to a career in beer?

We all take different paths, it is the beer that keeps us here.

 
4. What is your favorite food pairing with beer?

Friends…Truly Canadian a nice full pint and poutine

 
5. What’s your favorite international beer?

Guinness

 
6. Do you cook with beer? If so what’s your favorite recipe?

http://www.railwaycitybrewing.com/index_files/recipes.htm

 
7. What’s your beer / brewing philosophy?

Lead Brewer Mike: “Fresh and Local.”


8. What’s your favorite “Beer Holiday”?

Days that end in “Y”


9. What would your ultimate “Last meal” consist of?
 
Fresh Sushi, with a hardy Ales…German chocolate cake with many diverse bohemian libations

 

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Behind the Food: The Courtyard Restaurant

In Food & Drink Fest 2012, Hamilton Ontario, Restaurants, Uncategorized on February 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm

It’s the MOST delicious time of year…Food & Drink Fest time!  The Festival with Taste is returning on March 23, 24 & 25 at The Careport Centre on Longwood Rd. S. Hamilton, Ontario.  Before Food & Drink Fest, we hope to bring you a “behind the scenes” sneak-peak of many of the restaurants, gourmet food options, bakeries, local wineries and breweries.  Getting to know the Chefs, Bakers, Winemakers or the Brewmasters behind our local culinary scene isn’t always an experience we, the foodies, are privy to  have. The team at Food & Drink Fest believes that it is an important and organic step in a foodie’s culinary experience, so we encourage you to read on…then have the opportunity to meet these individuals at the show. If you have any questions of your own, please feel free to them through and we would be happy to ask on your behalf. Cheers!

Company Name: The Courtyard       

The Courtyard on Locke Street, Hamilton

The Courtyard on Locke Street, Hamilton

http://www.thecourtyardonlocke.com/

Q: Three adjectives to describe your Culinary Style

A: Local, Organic, and French Inspired

Q: What made you fall in love with food?

 A: The owners Stephen Bernstein, and son Bob Bernstein, have had the distinct pleasure of living on the farm Willow Pond in Dundas, which supplies the restaurant with some of its local and organic fare. Stephen Bernstein, has taken groups to Paris France for the last 10 years, and has always been impressed with the French Cuisine. The two of them decided to begin a restaurant that while maintaining close ties to local markets, could tackle the amazing world of French cooking.

Courtyard's owners Bob & Stephen on one of their inspiring trips to France

Courtyard's owners Bob & Stephen on one of their inspiring trips to France

Q: Most essential Kitchen Tool/Gadget:

A: A knife. A sharp knife.

Q: What is your favourite or most frequently used herb in the kitchen

A: Thyme

Q: What inspires you in the kitchen? (EX: Music (if so, what kind), the season, the ingredients, your customers, the people you work with or is there something else?).  Why do these things inspire you?

 A: There is nothing more satisfying than completing a wonderful Herb Crusted Ontario Rack of Lamb dish, with Celery Root Mashed, Local Mixed Beets and Carrots, and finished with Pan Jus and Port with a stem of rosemary, start to finish. Cooking allows one to experience everything from collecting raw goods, to putting the finishing touches on every dish.

Q: What is your food philosophy? (EX: 100 mile diet, creativity, “always use butter?”)

A: We serve fresh, local and organic fare that will light up your taste buds. Creativity, locally, honesty, healthy, simplicity, are some words that describe our menus.

Q:  What would your ultimate “Last meal” consist of (in a less morbid way, what dish always makes your mouth water? lol). Please include your beverage choices as well as dessert!

A: The Ontario Rack of Lamb mentioned above paired with a glass of Tawse Organic Cab Franc, and finished with a traditional vanilla crème brule.

  

The Courtyard

The Courtyard will be at Food & Drink Fest 2012

Check out The Courtyard Restaurant at 7th Annual Food & Drink Fest…the Festival with Taste in booth #226

March 23, 24 & 25, 2012

The Careport Centre

270 Longwood Rd S., Hamilton

www.FoodandDrinkFest.com

Behind the Beer: Creemore Springs Brewery, Granville Island Brewery

In Uncategorized on February 7, 2012 at 2:59 pm

It’s the MOST delicious time of year…Food & Drink Fest time!  The Festival with Taste is returning on March 23, 24 & 25 at The Careport Centre on Longwood Rd. S. Hamilton, Ontario.  Before Food & Drink Fest, we hope to bring you a “behind the scenes” sneak-peak of many of the restaurants, gourmet food options, bakeries, local wineries and breweries.  Getting to know the Chefs, Bakers, Winemakers or the Brewmasters behind our local culinary scene isn’t always an experience we, the foodies, are privy to  have. The team at Food & Drink Fest believes that it is an important and organic step in a foodie’s culinary experience, so we encourage you to read on…then have the opportunity to meet these individuals at the show. If you have any questions of your own, please feel free to them through and we would be happy to ask on your behalf. Cheers!

 

1. Company Name:  Creemore Springs Brewery, Granville Island Brewery

2. What makes you passionate about beer? 

The final product, nothing is better than a beer after a good round of golf, skate on the ice, etc.

3. What lead you to a career in beer?

Playing squash one day with a person working with Creemore Springs Brewery, he mentinoned they needed someone to do quality control work in the on premise accounts.  Drinking beer and visiting bars? Who could say no?!

4. What is your favorite food pairing with beer?

I have found each beer works well with different foods, last night I had a Creemore Springs Urbock beer can chicken, the sweetness of the carmel malt added a wonderful flavor.

5. What’s your favorite international beer?

Guiness

6. Do you cook with beer? If so what’s your favorite recipe?

www.cookinginhd.com/cream-of-mushroom-soup/  Great for a winter’s eve.

7. Do you do anything to celebrate the final process of a particular batch of beer?

DRINK IT

8. What’s your beer / brewing philosophy?

Brew / Savor each beer as if it was the last one you would ever drink.

9. What’s your favorite “Beer Holiday”?

Monday Night Hockey. Ski Day.

10. What would your ultimate “Last meal” consist of? 

Lobster, fresh from Canada’s eastern seaboard with St. Amborise Apricot ale

Lamb fresh from Metheral meats in Singhampton with Creemore Urbock

Heirloom carrots, slightly steamed covered with a garlic butter.

Beefsteak tomato sliced with balsamic vinegar and seasalt, ground pepper.

Sweet potato sliced and cooked with maple syrup.

Vanilla ice cream for dessert with a Guiness

 

Check out Creemore Springs and Granville Island Brewery  at 7th Annual Food & Drink Fest…the Festival with Taste in booth numbers 307 and 304

March 23, 24 & 25, 2012

The Careport Centre

270 Longwood Rd S., Hamilton

www.FoodandDrinkFest.com
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Behind the Food: The Toasted Tangerine Mobile Sandwich Press

In Uncategorized on February 2, 2012 at 3:41 pm

It’s the MOST delicious time of year…Food & Drink Fest time!  The Festival with Taste is returning on March 23, 24 & 25 at The Careport Centre on Longwood Rd. S. Hamilton, Ontario.  Before Food & Drink Fest, we hope to bring you a “behind the scenes” sneak-peak of many of the restaurants, gourmet food options, bakeries, local wineries and breweries.  Getting to know the Chefs, Bakers, Winemakers or the Brewmasters behind our local culinary scene isn’t always an experience we, the foodies, are privy to  have. The team at Food & Drink Fest believes that it is an important and organic step in a foodie’s culinary experience, so we encourage you to read on…then have the opportunity to meet these individuals at the show. If you have any questions of your own, please feel free to them through and we would be happy to ask on your behalf. Cheers!

Company Name: The Toasted Tangerine 

http://thetoastedtangerine.com/

Q: Three adjectives to describe your Culinary Style: Feel good, Delicious, Comfort Food

Q:  What made you fall in love with food?  

A: Chef Adrian Tangerine has grown up in the restaurant industry his whole life. Living in a house with a baker, butcher and cook really taught him at a young age that food truly was his passion. Adrian has worked at his family restaurant for the last 15 years and in the last three years taken over the business with his wife and business partner Alyssa Tangerine. Recently they decided to sell their restaurant and continue their devotion for food in the form of a food truck. The Toasted Tangerine Mobile Sandwich Press is a true extension of their passion for food and rock n roll.

The Toasted Tangerine Mobile Sandwich Press

The Toasted Tangerine Mobile Sandwich Press

Q:  Most essential Kitchen Tool/Gadget

A: Sharp Chef’s knife

A: What is your favourite or most frequently used herb in the kitchen?

A: A dash of this and a pinch of that lol!

Q:  In your opinion, what is the most underrated ingredient in the kitchen? 

A: Mustard

Q: What inspires you in the kitchen? 

A: Music- Specifically Led Zeppelin any song and every song! Led Zeppelin is a band with such a variety of sounds- from heavy drum solos to ballad acoustic love songs. This variety inspires me to constantly add new flare and flavour to my cooking.

Q: Aside from your own restaurant, what’s the best thing you have ever ate locally? It can be from a restaurant or a dinner party. Please include the name of the dish and if it is a restaurant, please include their name.

 A: Crispy Beef- Faley’s in Rexdale, ON http://www.faleyrestaurant.com/

Q: What is your food philosophy?

A: Great food, great people, great music.

Q: What would your ultimate “Last meal” consist of (in a less morbid way, what dish always makes your mouth water? lol). Please include your beverage choices as well as dessert!

For her: Crispy beef, Fettuccine Alfredo, freshly baked oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and Dr.Pepper cherry.

For him: 20 oz cowboy steak medium rare, crispy beef, side of our Mango Jalapeno coleslaw, skip dessert and give me a whiskey;)

Toasted Tangerine Team: Alyssa & Chef Adrian Tangerine

Toasted Tangerine Team: Alyssa & Chef Adrian Tangerine

Check out The Toasted Tangerine at 7th Annual Food & Drink Fest…the Festival with Taste in booth #140

March 23, 24 & 25, 2012

The Careport Centre

270 Longwood Rd S., Hamilton

www.FoodandDrinkFest.com