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Food & Drink Fest…the Festival with Taste returns for its 8th Season!

In Food & Drink Fest 2013 on March 22, 2013 at 8:51 pm
 Food & Drink Fest...the Festival with Taste!

Food & Drink Fest…the Festival with Taste!
Get ready for Hamilton’s most delicious party: 8th Annual Food & Drink Fest, April 12-14 at Careport Expo Centre, 270 Longwood Road South, Hamilton
Wave goodbye to the drab, chilly winter weather and finally welcome spring back by attending Hamilton’s premier food and drink event. If you’ve never been to Food & Drink Fest you are in for an amazing culinary experience. If you are seasoned pro, and have attended the show over the years, you already know the delights that await your senses…and this year will surely not disappoint!
For those who are new to the experience, here’s what will happen once inside Careport Expo Centre. You’ll be given a complementary souvenir tasting glass. Your next step is to buy sample tickets. For $10 you’ll receive 12 sample tickets and $20 gets you 25 sample tickets. Samples range between 1- 8 tickets. Now you are set!
Restaurants will you discover at the Fest this year will include: The Bread Bar, Acclamation, La Piazza Allegra, IVY Bar & Kitchen, My Thai, Rapscallion, Red Canoe BistroMex-I-CanCanyon Creek Steakhouse Burlington and Denningers, among others. 

 

Beer lovers will be in heaven. This year we will have the largest selection of beers ever: Nickelbrook/Better Bitters, Granville Island Brewery, Mill Street Brewing, Creemore Springs, Kensington Brewing Company, McAuslan Brewing, McClelland Premium Imports, Old Credit, Railway City, and others.

Get in the “Spirit” of things with: Mott’s Clamato Caesars, Blackfly Beverage Company, Panama Jack, Martini’s and more fine spirits and drinks!

 For a complete list of participants visit www.FoodandDrinkFest.com

Please remember to bring non-perishable food items to help the annual Foodies for Food Drive. We will be collecting donations to help stock the shelves of Hamilton Food Share all weekend long.

Hope to see you there!

 8th Annual Food & Drink Fest

Careport Expo Centre 270 Longwood Road South

April 12-14: 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

 

Please Note: Food and drink sample tickets are extra

Must be 19 or older to attend.

Please drink responsibly

No children or infants allowed

Cash only is accepted at the show (ATM on site).

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Food & Drink Fest 2013: The Culinary Chronicles featuring Grand River

In Uncategorized on February 15, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Grand River Brewing is located at 295 Ainslie St. in downtown Cambridge Ontario. Grand River is situated in an historical building which was the original home of the Galt Knife Company, the manufacturer of industrial knives for the last 100 years.

Grand River Brewing is committed to producing fresh craft brewed beers of outstanding quality for discerning beer drinkers with a goal to produce full flavoured beer with alcohol contents less than 5% for today’s population concerned about over indulgence.

Some of Grand Rivers year round featured beers are the 1913 Traditional, which is The 1913 traditional is a light golden ale with subtle layers of biscuit malt and delicate German hops. The 1913 is named after their famed building originally constructed by the old Galt Knife Company built in 1913. Available at the brewery.

A second feature is, Galt Knife Old Style Lager, which was named after their historical building that was once home to the Galt Knife Company. Available at the brewery and LCBO.

Website:
http://grandriverbrewing.com/

Don’t forget to visit Grand River at the Food and Drink Fest on April 12, 13 and 14 in booth #196

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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)

Food & Drink Fest 2013: The Culinary Chronicles featuring Beaus All Natural Beers

In Uncategorized on February 15, 2013 at 7:21 pm

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The company’s name “Beau’s” is derived from the family name, Beauchesne.The business is family-run, co-founded by Tim Beauchesne and his son
Steve; the brewery has since hired the entire immediate family, some in-laws & cousins and a whole pile of friends.

Each batch of beer brewed at Beau’s is certified organic, and extract-free. Their malts and hops are the highest quality certified organic ingredients available. They use locally sourced spring water, age their beer properly and take great pride in producing a beer with slight natural variation.

Lig-Tread is Beaus award winning flagship beer. Golden-hued, crispy and finely balance is top fermented (like an ale) and then cold aged (like a lager) for a lengthy period. This gives the beer some light ale notes complemented by a lager-like crispiness.

Beaus All Natural Beers is available online to purchase. They offer delivery only in Ottawa.

Website:
https://www.beaus.ca/

Don’t forget to visit Beaus All Natural Beers at the Food and Drink Fest on April 12, 13 and 14 in booth #144

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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)

Food & Drink Fest 2013: The Culinary Chronicles featuring Hot Mamas

In Uncategorized on February 15, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Hot Mamas is 100% Canadian family owned company manufacturing an assortment of spicy gourmet paper jellies and sauces in their eco-friendly solar assisted facility in Georgina, Ontario.

Hot Mamas Inc uses only the freshest and finest ingredients in their pepper jellies and sauces. No artificial colours or flavours are added and each batch is manufacture in small quantities to ensure the superior quality and taste they are known for.

Hot Mamas top selling products are Hot Mamas Caribbean Gold Splash and Hot Mamas Caribbean Splash.

Website:
http://www.hotmamas.ca/

Don’t forget to visit Hot Mamas at the Food and Drink Fest on April 12, 13 and 14 in booth #208.

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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)

Shake It Up! at Food & Drink Fest

In Food & Drink Fest 2012 on March 19, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Shake It Up (with Jeremy Parsons)

Hamilton (ON), March 19, 2012 – It is time to shake it up. Learn how to make some of the newest and hottest cocktails. Jeremy Parsons, mixologist and founder of Cocktails the Fluid Experience & The Invite Lounge, will be running cocktail demonstrations, at the Food and Drink Fest on March 23, 24 & 25, 2-12 at Careport Expo Centre.

Parsons, the “Entertaining Guru” on CHCH channel 10’s CH Morning Life, will be running three cocktail demos on the main Cooking Stage. Learn to mix delicious and trendy cocktails and professional tips and tricks that are sure to impress. The demonstrations will be taking place on Friday from 8:45-9:15pm, Saturday 8:45-9:15pm and Sunday 4:15-4:45 p.m.

The seventh annual Food and Drink Fest runs March 23, 24, & 25, 2012  at Careport Expo Centre. Come and experience an exciting variety of local and international wine, specialty beers, and culinary sensations created by some of the Hamilton, Halton and Niagara Regions’ most popular restaurants, breweries and wineries. Enjoy terrific live entertainment, fun informative cooking demonstrations all in one great location. The Festival runs Friday from 5 pm – 10 pm, Saturday 1p.m. -10 p.m. and Sunday 12noon – 5 p.m. Admission price is $15 and tickets are sold at the door, online or can be pre-ordered at 905-524-3689.

For more information please visit, www.foodanddrinkfest.com

Click the below links for some great drink recipes courtesy of Food & Drink Fest

http://youtu.be/YJ4vQwhXL20

http://youtu.be/hPuXkXgxN4Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhpd1EZOT8o

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

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

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 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