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November 2011 Ontario Food Events

Here’s the round up for November food events in Ontario (outside of Toronto).  So many events were wine and food combined that we combined the two sections for easier browsing. Check back often as we will update as we become aware of new events.  If you have others, please feel free to submit them to us.

Farmer’s Markets:

For a full list of Farmers Markets in Ontario, please refer to this site.

Food/Beverage Festivals & Events

Locavore Lunches at Rundles Bistro Thursdays, Fridays and most Wednesday until March 30, 2012 . Service starts at 11:30 a.m. $28.50 per person. Three-course menus created by students of the Stratford Chefs School. Ontario Culinary Tourism

Chef’s Table Dining Series Saturdays in November, Peller Estates, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Behind the scenes dining experience with chef and CityLine personality Jason Parsons. www.peller.com or 1-888-673-5537.

Taste The Season weekends in November, VQA wine and food samples at Niagara-on-the-Lake wineries. Touring passes $44.25 per person. www.wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com or call 905-468-1950.

Wrapped Up In The Valley weekends in November, starting Nov. 12,  Twenty Valley. Visit 24 wineries in this wine and food pairing event. Passports $35 each, includes a gift-wrapped box of 12 signature truffles incorporating wines from participating wineries. Twenty Valley

County.licious Nov. 2-25, Prince Edward County’s celebration of fine dining. Three-course, prix-fixe menus. $35 per person.www.countylicious.ca

Harvest Table Dining Series Nov. 5  Hillebrand Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Sparkling reception, four-course meal with wines, local food and wine stories from chef Frank Dodd and his culinary team. $115 per person plus tax. www.hillebrand.com or 1-800-582-8412, ext. 2.

Bistronomy. The Good Earth Food & Wine Nov. 5, Beamsville. Noon-3 p.m. Join Collin Goodine, executive chef of Ravine Bistro for a showcase of French traditions inspired by Niagara. $135 per person. www.goodearthfoodandwine.com. info@goodearthfoodandwine.com

Delicious Pumpkin Makeovers: How to cook with holiday pumpkins Nov. 5,  Let Them Eat Cake, Stratford.  How to use pumpkins in your own cooking. $25. 519-271-5140. info@visitstratford.ca

Pan Global. The Good Earth Food & Wine, Nov 6, Beamsville. Noon-3 p.m. Join Nick Benninger, executive chef and owner of Nick & Nat’s Uptown 21 for this cooking class. $135.  www.goodearthfoodandwine.com. info@goodearthfoodandwine.com

Savour Ottawa Networking Summit and Trade Show Nov. 7, Algonquin College, School of Hospitality and Tourism, Restaurant International. 1-4 p.m. www.savourottawa.ca

Chef School Dinner Series (Chef in Residence Series). Nov. 7 – Nov. 11, The Prune Restaurant, Stratford. 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. $105 per person. 519-271-1414. kpayne@stratfordchef.com

5 @ 5 Nov. 9, Kawartha Country Wines, Buckhorn. Five themed foods paired with five wines. Free. www.kawarthacountrywines.ca

 

Perth/Oxford Terroir: Local Fruit Wine and Local Cheese Pairing Nov. 12, The Milky Whey Fine Cheese Shop, Stratford. 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Featuring Monforte Dairy, C’est Bon and Best Baa Co-operative cheeses. $35 per person. 519-814-9439. themilkywhey@rogers.com.

Tea and Chocolate Pairing Nov. 12, 3-4 p.m, Tea Leaves Tea Tasting Bar, Stratford. . Guided tasting of chocolate and tea pairings. $30 per person. 519-271-5140. info@visitstratford.ca.

Trius Barrel Cellar Dinner Nov. 12, Hillebrand Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Six-course tasting menu with wine. $135 per person plus tax. www.hillebrand.com or 1-800-582-8412, ext. 2.

Cave Spring Release Weekend Nov. 12-13, Cave Spring Cellars, Jordan. New release wine tasting paired with hors d’oeuvres, followed by five-course dinner. Private tasting with back-vintage wines. $167.90 per person plus tax. www.cavespring.ca. retail@cavespring.ca

Slow Food Kawartha North Humberland Founder’s Day 1860s Sunday Supper Nov. 13, Hastings Legion Hall. 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Guest speaker Jason Persall, The Gourmet Farmer. Tickets $20 each, $30 per couple or $13 or $20 for Slow Food members. www.slowfoodnorthumberland.com.

Beaujolais and Cheese Pairing Nov. 17, The Milky Whey Fine Cheese Shop, Stratford. 3-5 p.m. $45 per person. 519-814-9439. themilkywhey@rogers.com.

Reif Estate Winery new release event Nov. 17-20, Reif Estate Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Features “The Fool” Gamay and “The Hanging Man” Kerner Nouveau. Complimentary tastings and food. All day event. www.reifwinery.com 905-468-9463.

Fabulicious Nov. 17-21, Participating restaurants, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Three-course prix fixe menus between $25 and $35 per person. www.niagaraonthelake.com

Le Beaujolais Nouveau Nov. 17-19, Paris Crepes Bistro, Niagara Falls.  Three-course prix fixe menu celebrating Beaujolais. $39.50 per person. www.pariscrepesbistro.com

A slow and Sinful Gala: Celebrating County Bubbly Nov. 19, Highline Hall at Wellington Arena, Wellington.   6: 30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Celebrate local sparking wine and food, featuring wines from Huff Estates, The Grange of Prince Edward, Hinterland Estates, 3660 Vineyard and County Cider.  $75 per person. www.slowfoodthecounty.ca.

Beaujolais and Cheese Pairing Nov. 19, The Milky Whey Fine Cheese Shop, Stratford. 3-5 p.m. $45 per person. 519-814-9439. themilkywhey@rogers.com.

Harvest Table Dining Series Nov. 26, Hillebrand Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Sparkling reception, four-course meal with wines, local food and wine stories from chef Frank Dodd and his culinary team. $115 per person plus tax. www.hillebrand.com or 1-800-582-8412, ext. 2.

Winter Warm-up Cooking Class Nov. 26, Stone Maiden Inn, Stratford. Join chef Mark Brown as he prepares stews, dumplings, soups and drinks in a hands-on class. 12-3 p.m. $79 per person/$99 per person. 519-271-5140 or info@visitstratford.ca

 

Thanks to Tiffany Mayer from Eating Niagara for compiling the event listings for Ontario

Twitter: @EatingNiagara

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