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Food and Drink Fest 2014 – Save the Date!

In Burlington, craft breweries, Food & Wine Expo, Hamilton Ontario, Restaurants, Uncategorized, wineries on November 27, 2013 at 6:59 pm

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Food and Drink Fest 2014 dates are now public. Hope to see you back at the Careport Centre in Hamilton on March 21-23, 2014. We’re working hard here to bring you another fun packed weekend of food, drink, entertainment and company!  So be sure to book that weekend off and start thinking about getting the gang together for another celebration of all things food and drink!

Cheers,

Jay, Jen & Shan

Win Tickets to the 8th Annual Food & Drink Fest!

In Hamilton Ontario on April 4, 2013 at 4:31 pm

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Our region’s most fun and delicious event, the 8th Annual Food and Drink Fest: the Festival with Taste!, takes place from April 12-14. Monkeybiz.ca is pleased to offer two MB readers a chance to win four tickets each to the Fest.  The winners will be chosen by a random draw.

Please visit the Food & Drink Fest site, and then answer the following question.  Email your response to Cyndi Ingle, Editor at editor@monkeybiz.ca by Tuesday April 9th at 12 noon.  Winners will be contacted by email.

Question:  Name ONE of the corporate sponsors of the 8th Annual Food & Drink Fest.

What will YOU discover at the Food & Drink Fest?

You’ll experience an exciting variety of local and international wines & spirits, craft beers, and culinary treats created by some of the Hamilton, Burlington & Niagara Regions’ most popular restaurants, breweries & wineries.  There will also be a great selection of international wines and spirits, bakeries and delicious food products for you to taste and try.

Enjoy terrific live musical entertainment and fun informative cooking demonstrations all in one location.  It’s more than just good food and drinks; it’s a unique way to explore the amazing food scene of Hamilton, Halton Niagara and beyond!  Gather your family, friends and co-workers and “raise a glass” at the Festival with Taste! An added bonus: parking is free.

Tickets at the door are $15 each, or can be purchased online for $12.  Once inside you’ll want to purchase your sample tickets. The sample tickets will be redeemed at the various exhibitor displays to sample desserts, different cuisines, and drinks.

Sample ticket breakdown:

$10 =  12 sample tickets
$20 = 25 sample tickets
FYI – Most samples will range between 1- 7 sample tickets

While enjoying the delicious food and drink our region has to offer, you and your group can mingle with fellow guests, listen and watch some great entertainment on the main stage, take in one of the many daily cooking demonstrations or do a little shopping.  Be adventurous and try something new or reacquaint yourself with something old. Last but certainly not least, have fun!  Please remember to bring in a few canned goods or non- perishable food items to donate to Hamilton Food Share.

By Cyndi Ingle, Editor & Writer of Monkey Biz

Entertainment:

Friday: Joel & The Jukes, and Crank
Saturday: Grenville Pinto on Violin, Andre & The J-Tones, Life of Riley, Tomi Swick and Friends
Sunday: Steve Strongman

Hours of the Fest:

Friday April 12th  5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday April 13th 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday April 14th 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location:

Careport Expo Centre – 270 Londwood Road, South
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8P 0A3
(Hwy 403 & Aberdeen Ave)

This is an over 19 years of age event, please bring your identification with you, as it may be checked at the door. Kids and babies are not allowed entrance.

For additional information please visit the Food & Drink Fest site.

 

Food & Drink Fest 2013: The Culinary Chronicles featuring Beanermunky Chocolates

In Food & Drink Fest 2012, Hamilton Ontario, Uncategorized on February 22, 2013 at 6:59 pm

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Beanermunky’s chocolates are handcrafted in small batches using the highest quality ingredients and flavourings.  Their artisan chocolates contain no additives or preservatives and every step of the process is done by hand.

Beanermunky’s chocolates have been nominated “Best Chocolate” in the Hamilton Reader’s Choice Awards.

 If you’re craving for some chocolates, be sure to check out their classic collection, which some assortments are their Pina Colada chocolate, Madagascar Vanilla Bean Skor bites and many more! Beanermunky chocolates also provide an assortment of chocolate barks, chocolate covered pretzels and flavoured popcorn. Anything to fill your chocolate cravings!

Website:

http://www.beanermunky.com/

Don’t forget to visit Beanermunky Chocolates at the Food and Drink Fest on April 12, 13 and 14 in booth #173

Show Hours

Friday April 12th – 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday April 13th – 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sunday April 14th- 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location

Careport Expo Centre
270 Londwood Road, South
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8P 0A3
(Hwy 403 & Aberdeen Ave)

*Must be 19 years old and older to attend Food & Drink Fest 2013
(No children allowed)

Are you ready for Hamilton’s Food and Drink Fest Event: The 8th Annual Food and Drink Fest!

In Hamilton Ontario, Uncategorized on February 21, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Final_#2_REVISEDFind out what exhibitors will be there; keep an eye out for the award-winning wineries and breweries. Review the Culinary Chronicles featuring a cover on the variety of restaurants, breweries and wineries that will be at Hamilton’s Food and Fest Event! Keep an eye out for the local chef that will be showcasing their cooking demonstrations to the audience.

If you’re a food fan, then this is an excellent opportunity to pick up a few new cookery tips and a number of great recipes. If you’re a beer or wine fan, then all the more reason to come out and discover different flavours and brands.

The event should also make for a great day out for you, your friends or co-workers!

 

Website         

 http://www.foodanddrinkfest.com/
Show Hours

Friday April 12th – 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday April 13th – 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sunday April 14th- 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location

Careport Expo Centre
270 Londwood Road, South
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8P 0A3
(Hwy 403 & Aberdeen Ave)

*Must be 19 years old and older to attend Food & Drink Fest 2013
(No children allowed)

Get ready for Hamilton’s most delicious party: The 8th Annual Food & Drink Fest!

In Hamilton Ontario, Restaurants, Uncategorized, wineries on January 31, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Throw off the effects of the drab, rainy weather and welcome Spring by attending one of Hamilton’s premier food and drink events: The 8th Annual Food & Drink Fest….the Festival with Taste! The 2012 Fest takes place from April 12 -14th at Careport Expo Centre, located at 270 Longwood Road South in Hamilton (On the corner of Aberdeen and Longwood. Take the Aberdeen exit off the 403). If you’ve never been to the show you are in for an amazing culinary and “liquid” experience, and if you have attended you have an idea of the delights that await your palate and your senses.

Over 150 of Hamilton, Niagara, and Halton Regions’ most popular restaurants, artisan bakeries craft breweries and wineries will be displaying their finest products…just for you!

Once inside Careport Expo Centre you’ll be given a complementary wine glass. Your next step is to buy sample tickets to spend at the various booths. For $10.00, you’ll receive 12 tickets and for $20.00, you’ll get 25 tickets. Keep in mind that most samples will “cost” 1-6 tickets.

Take your time to make the rounds of the booths to see what is available, and remember to enjoy the music, live demonstrations and the vibe from the rest of the crowd while you are there.

What restaurants will you discover at the fest? Expect to see the Bread Bar, Ivy’s Bar & Kitchen, Cafe Palazzo, Slainte Irish Pub, My Thai, Wrapscallion, Red Canoe Bistro, The Courtyard Restaurant and Denningers, among others.

Wineries will include Caroline Cellars, Cornerstone Estate, Palatine Hills Estate Winery, Puddicombe Estate Farms and Winery, Vineland Estate Winery, Rockway Glen Golf Course & Estate Winery, and others.

Beer lovers will be in heaven as there will be many breweries onsite including Nickelbrook/Better Bitters, Big Rock, Creemore Springs, Old Credit, Railway City, and many others. For a complete list of participants visit http://www.foodanddrinkfest.com

See you there!

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8th Annual Food & Drink Fest

Location: Careport Expo Centre, 270 Longwood Road South

Date & Show Hours: April 12, 13, & 14

Friday April 12th – 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday April 13th – 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sunday April 14th- 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Tickets: $15.00 at the door, $12.00 online at http://www.foodanddrinkfest.com

Note: Food and drink sample tickets are extra/must be 19 or older to attend. No children or infants allowed/Cash only is accepted at the show.

Commercial Kitchen Equipment Auction at The Careport Expo Centre

In Hamilton Ontario on November 9, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Calling all Restaurants, Caterers and Serious Foodies!

The Careport Expo Centre is hosting a Commercial Kitchen Equipment Auction on Wednesday November 14, 2012. Quality equipment for amazing prices!

Commercial Kitchen Auction at The Careport Expo Centre, Hamilton

Commercial Kitchen Auction at The Careport Expo Centre, Hamilton

For a complete auction listing including photos, please visit Commercial Kitchen Equipment Auction at The Careport Expo Centre

Get ready for Hamilton’s most delicious party: The 7th Annual Food & Drink Fest

In Burlington, Food & Drink Fest 2012, Food & Wine Expo, Hamilton Ontario on March 6, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Throw off the effects of the drab, rainy weather and welcome Spring by attending one of Hamilton’s premier food and drink events: The 7th Annual Food & Drink Fest….the Festival with Taste! The 2012 Fest takes place from March 23-25th at its new location, Careport Expo Centre, located at 270 Longwood Road South in Hamilton (On the corner of Aberdeen and Longwood. Take the Aberdeen exit off the 403).  If you’ve never been to the show you are in for an amazing culinary and “liquid” experience, and if you have attended you have an idea of the delights that await your palate and your senses.

Over 150 of Hamilton, Niagara, and Halton Regions’ most popular restaurants, artisan bakeries, craft breweries and wineries will be displaying their finest products…just for you!

Dyment's Bakery at Food & Drink Fest...the Festival with Taste!

Dyment's Bakery at Food & Drink Fest...the Festival with Taste

Once inside Careport Expo Centre you’ll be given a complementary wine glass.  Your next step is to buy sample tickets to spend at the various booths.  For $10 you’ll receive 12 tickets and for $20 you’ll get 25 tickets.  Keep in mind that most samples will “cost” between 1- 6 tickets.

Take your time to make the rounds of the booths to see what is available, and remember to enjoy the music, live demonstrations and the vibe from the rest of the crowd while you are there.

What restaurants will you discover at the fest?  Expect to see the Ancaster Mill, Acclamation, KOI, La Piazza AllegraSlainte Irish PubMy ThaiRapscallionRed Canoe BistroThe Courtyard Restaurant andDenningers, among others.

Wineries will include Magnotta Winery, Caroline Cellars, Cornerstone Estate, Palatine Hills Estate Winery, Puddicombe Estate Farms and Winery, Vineland Estates Winery, Rockway Glen Golf Course & Estate Winery, and others.

Beer lovers will be in heaven as there will be many breweries onsite including Nickelbrook/Better Bitters, Big Rock, Creemore Springs, Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery, Old Credit, Railway City, and many others.  For a complete list of participants visit www.FoodandDrinkFest.com. 

Craft Beer Crowd at Food & Drink Fest

Craft Beer Crowd at Food & Drink Fest

As you sip and nibble your way through the fest, don’t miss these interactive features:

  • Celebrity Chef David Adjey from the Food Network’s Restaurant Makeover and The Opener will be hosting live cooking demonstrations on Sunday at 1 pm and 3 pm on the Peter Martin Cooking Demo Stage
  • Other live culinary demonstrations on the Peter Martin Cooking Demo Stage feature: Chef Dan from Twisted Lemon Restaurant; Jeremy Parsons from Cocktails-The Fluid Experience; Chef Vahn from My Thai; and Chef Michael from Greensville Gourmet
  • The Entertainment Stage hosts live musical performances all weekend long.  Violinist Grenville Pinto takes to the stage on Sunday; returning favourite, Powerhouse Band will dominate the stage on Friday night, and jazz/R&B band Andre and The J-Tones get soulful on Saturday.

Remember to bring a non-perishable food item since the annual Foodies for Food Drive will be collecting donations to help stock the shelves of Hamilton Food Share.

See you there!

7th Annual Food & Drink Fest

NEW Location: Careport Expo Centre 270 Longwood Road South

March 23-25: Friday 5 pm–10 pm, Saturday 1 pm–10 pm, Sunday 12 noon–5 pm.

Tickets: $15 at the door, $12 online at www.foodanddrinkfest.com

Note: Food and drink sample tickets are extra/Must be 19 or older to attend. No children or infants allowed/Cash only is accepted at the show.

Adapted from press release by Cyndi Ingle

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