Not to be confused with Toronto's premiere culinary event Toronto Taste (supporting Second Harvest's food rescue program), Taste of Toronto will be making its North American debut at Fort York this summer from July 24-27. Although the events are different, they seem to have one thing in common - Second Harvest will also be the official charity partner for Taste of Toronto.
Taste of Toronto joins the roster of many other taste festivals occurring all over the world in renowned cities such as Amsterdam, Sydney and Dublin just to name a few.
Not quite sure what to expect at this four-day food festival? For one, you can be sure that you'll get to sample some of Toronto's top culinary dishes with an impressive chef lineup. A $30 general ticket will only get you entry into the event and food and drinks will be additional costs.
We were lucky enough to be able to attend the official Taste of Toronto kick-off party to a taste of what this food festival will bring this summer!
Blocks of cheese (cheddar, blue cheese, gouda) wrapped in Canadian maple syrup from SassEh!
Khao San's Road's Spicy Shrimp Salad
Harbord Room/THR & Co's Whitefish Ceviche Tostada
El Cabalitto's Panucho Pibil
Bosk's Caviar Donut
Fabricca's Lamb Bolognese Crostini
Richmond Station's Station Burger
Rhubarb Gin Fizz by Metro
Just a glimpse of the some of the amazing chefs who are participating in this year's Taste of Toronto:
Carl Heinrich - Richmond Station
Elia Herrera - Los Colibris
Gerry Quintero - El Caballito
Chantana Srisomphan - Khao San Road
Cory Vitiello - The Hardboard Room & THR & Co.
Koji Tashiro - Jabistro
Aki Urata - Kinton Ramen
Ippei Iwata - Guu Toronto
David Chang - Momofuku
Anthony Rose - Rose and Sons & Big Crow & Fat Pasha
Mark McEwan - McEwan Group
Geoffrey Hopgood - Hopgoods Foodliner
Stuart Cameron - Patria & Weslodge
Ben Heaton - The Grove
David Neinstein - Barque Smokehouse
Damon Campbell - Bosk
Lachlan Culjak - Yours Truly
Mark your calendars for that July weekend, BUY YOUR TICKET and get ready to indulge in Toronto's eclectic food scene with us!
-The food & drinks at this event were complimentary but opinions are our own-