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Good Food, Well Made – This Weekend at Food and Drink Fest

In Uncategorized on April 8, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Food and Drink Fest… The Festival with Taste is this week. With months of preparation behind us and plans set, we now get to announce the best and most anticipated part of the show.. what everyone will be serving up for attendees to taste, try, sip and savor!

With lots of returning favorites and new highlights to try, this year will certainly satisfy every culinary craving. Here’s a quick look at some of what our exhibitors will be purveying this weekend:

Artisano Bakery will be serving up classic artisan sandwiches such as, Turkey, Brie and Green Apple or Chicken, Asiago with Grilled Veggies

Avella’s will be churning out their trademark Pizzas from the on-site wood fired oven, fresh, hot and delicious!

Appleberry Cafe is a welcome addition this year! They will have both Jerk and BBQ chicken as well as their signature (and most popular) in house dish, Sole Fish Fillet with Veggies and Island Rice Pilaf.

Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant is bringing everything to satisfy your adventurous food craving for something new. Dorowot (a national dish of Chicken and boiled egg stewed in red pepper sauce), Yebed Wot (freshly made lamb stew) and Zilziltibs (tender beef sauteed in purified butter).

Burrito Boyz will have what they’re famouse for… Burritos and Quesadillas!

Cafe Palazzo was the voted consumer favourite two years ago for their homemade Lasagna, Stuffed Mushrooms and Penne alla Boscaiolo

Cheese Shoppe on Locke will have panini pressed gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and their incredible, toe-curling Mac and Cheese!

Copetown Woods is always a crowd pleaser with their fresh Crab Cakes, Broccoli Salad and Speghetti with Meat Balls

Cayon Creek will be joining us for the first time this year and are setting the bar high with Grilled Salmon Miso Caesar Salad and Grilled Chipotle Steak on Mashed Potatoes

Dyments Bakery will appeal to every sweet tooth with their (dare I say it) LENGENDARY Butter Tarts, Squares and Pies to enjoy at the show and take home

Earth to Table Bread Bar has a great option this year with Baby Kale Caesar Salad

Ivy Bar and Kitchen is set to become an instant star with Shaved Prime Rib au jus on a Bun

La Piazza Allegra never disapoints and this year will be no different with their Pastizzi, Ricotta filled Phyllo baked on site and served up hot and heavenly

Mex-I-Can needs no introduction. They will be serving up the good stuff with Pulled Beef and Pork with a side of their distinctly delicious Guacamole

My Thai offers an authentic take on the classic favorite Pad Thai, as well as Fresh Rolls, Mango Salad and Crispy Spring Rolls.

NaRoma Pizza Bar will have their usual incredible variety of artisan pizzas including a new addition this year… Nutella Pizza! There really are no words to pay adequate homage to how amazing that concept is.

Ora Italian Kitchen and Bar is new to Food and Drink Fest this year and they will be serving up Arancini, Jumbo Ravioli and Cannoli in tomato sauce

Paradise Catering is back with their gorgeous chocolate fountain as well as a new option for those looking for a savory choice of a (brace yourself) a Bison Slider with Wild Mushrooms in a Valpolicella wine reduction served on a Vidalia Onion Bun with smoked Tomato Puree and French Grain Mustard. Sigh.

Rapscallion Rogue Eatery knows good food. And they are bringing it with them to Food and Drink Fest in the form of Pig’s Head Pork pan seared and garnished with salad and Spicy Coriander Chicken Ragout.

Roux Commercial Kitchen and Commissary are hitting the ground running at their first Food and Drink Fest this year with Corn Cake and Pork Belly on Jalepeno Slaw with Creme Fraiche and Avacado

Radius Downtown has three yummy options to choose from… Roasted Beat and Walnut Salad, Seared Ahi Tuna with Julienne Vegetables and Flourless Chocolate Brownies

Red Canoe will be doing what they do best, showcasing local ingredients in exciting ways with their Duck Procuitto and brandy plums over cruton

Rockway Vineyards will have potato Gnocchi in Pesto Cream with Fiddleheads and Roasted Peppers

Tomala brings Portuguese flavor to Food and Drink Fest with their classic BBQ Chicken, Rice and Roasted Potatos, Pork Cutlet Sliders and Collared Green Soup with Chorizo

Twisted Lemon Restaurant will be back with Chef Dan serving up Beef Carpaccio and Crispy Deep Fried mushrooms

VG Meats is serving up their signature Braised Beef Sliders and of course, the unparalleled culinary treat… chocolate covered bacon

In all, Food and Drink Fest boasts the very best of local breweries, local wineries,  international spirits and cocktails, as well as an additional 25+ food purveyors beyond what is highlighted here… All of which will be present this weekend in the great city of Hamilton to bring the true sense of what a foodie really loves to life… Good Food, Made Well. Be at the Careport Centre this weekend, meet the brew masters, wine makers, highly acclaimed chefs and local heroes working hard everyday to make this region renowned for all it’s flourishing talents, it’s plentiful bounty and it’s uniquely varied and beautiful culture.

Come join us and raise a fork (and a glass or two) to all we have to rightly celebrate.

Food and Drink Fest… The Festival with Taste
April 12th, 13th and 14th
The Careport Centre 270 Longwood Road, Hamilton


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!


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


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…Back at The Careport Centre

In Food & Drink Fest 2012 on November 2, 2011 at 3:35 pm
8th Annual Food & Drink Fest 2013

8th Annual Food & Drink Fest 2013

8th Annual Food & Drink Fest…the Festival with Taste is back at The Careport Expo Centre!

April 12, 13 & 14, 2013~The Careport Centre, Hamilton

2013’s Festival with Taste is excited to announce they are back at their new home, The Careport Centre, located at 170 Longwood Road South in McMaster Innovation Park Hamilton, Ontario. As we discovered last year, there are many advantages that come with moving the event to The Careport Centre, which is the region’s largest up and coming trade show and convention facility. Some of those advantages include:

  • FREE Parking for both exhibitors and customers
  • Over 30,000 square feet of extra space. (allowing exhibitors to expand their presence at the show)
  • Everything will be on one floor and in one space
  • More loading docks and easier access for exhibitors to load-in and load-out
  • Ability to handle an increase in attendance while at the same time making larger and more comfortable aisles
  • Larger indoor crunch area for Food & Drink goers if lines get large. (Very important in inclement weather!)
  • Ability to move people faster into the show. (Helping to minimize wait times at rush hours and gives our Food & Drink guests the best experience possible)
  • Easy access off of Hwy 403 for exhibitors and consumers coming in locally and  from out of town,
  • Much more flexibility to evolve the event while still maintaining an intimate, interesting and fun atmosphere
  • Very accessible public transportation to the facility
  • In walking distance for visitors and university faculty and students that reside in the west end and downtown core of Hamilton.

The team has already begun the exhibitor rebooking process and several of Food & Drink culinary attractions have returned! Such fan favs as  Ridge Road Winery, Hot Mamas,  Twisted Lemon, My Thai, Creemore Springs, Wellington Brewery, Caroline Cellars, Dyments, Vineland Estates, Cupcake Diner  and many more have already reserved their booth locations for Food & Drink Fest 2013.

All and all Food & Drink Fest 2013 is already promising to be another fun, delicious night on the town! Be sure to come and visit us at our new digs: The Careport Centre, April 12 13 & 14, 2013

For Consumer or Exhibit Information, please feel free to contact Shannon or Jennifer at any time

8th Annual Food & Drink Fest…the Festival

April 12, 13 & 14, 2013

The Careport Centre, Hamilton, Ontario

P: 905-524-3689