Here’s the round up for August 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.
Flavours of Stratford — Off the Eaten Path Culinary Walking Tours, daily in August. Stratford. $42. Meet the passionate culinary artisans who work wonders with the best of what grows here and the best from around the world, all on a delightful two-hour tour of the senses. 1-877-812-8687. http://flavorsofstratford.com
Elora Culinary Walking Tour, Saturdays in August. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. The Village Olive Grove, Elora. Walking tour with samples specially created dished at various locally owned and operated restaurants and shops while getting a bit of a history lesson. firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
Foraging for Wild Edible Plants and Mushrooms, weekends in August. The Avon and Thames River Trails, Stratford. Learn to identify and harvest such plants as wild ginger, watercress and may apples, as well as dozens of different edible mushrooms. 519-271-3726. pucksplenty.com
Langdon Hall BBQ Series, Fridays in August. Langdon Hall, Cambridge. $69. Enjoy a lavish gourmet feast prepared on our outdoor terrace. A different theme each week, including writer in residence, foraged flavours and musical feast. 1-800-268-1898. langdonhall.ca
Tunes in the Vineyard, Saturdays in August, 1:30 to 4:40 p.m. Stonechurch Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Relax on our vineyard patio to your favourite tunes played by guitarist and vocalist James Brown. Enjoy gourmet sausage sliders and wine by the glass. 905-935-3535. stonechurch.com
Niagara Cooks, Aug. 4, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Reif Estate Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake. $60. Klaus W. Reif pairs his favourite summer wines with recipes from ‘locavore’ Lynn Ogryzlo’s new book ‘The Ontario Table’. This winemaker’s luncheon will be prepared using only the freshest ingredients from the Niagara Peninsula. 905-468-9463. reifwinery.com
Trius Jazz and Blues at the Winery, Aug. 4, 4 to 8 p.m. Trius Winery at Hillebrand, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Celebrate Jazz or Blues at the Winery with fine wines, great local cuisine and spectacular music. 1-800-582-8412, ext. 2. hillebrand.com
Third annual Bocce Tournament, Aug. 6, noon to 5 p.m. The Good Earth, Beamsville. $35. Enjoy an afternoon making new friends and enjoying good food, wine and fun on the great lawn of winery. The Good Earth
Sheep Labour, Sunday Reprise, Aug. 12 &16, 1:30-2:30. Featherstone Estate Winery, Vineland. $10. Join winemaker David Johnson for a vineyard tour and an introduction to the Featherstone Estate sheep. Three wines will be tasted.905-562-1949. Featherstone Winery.
Curious Mind #2, Aug. 18, 11 a.m. to noon. Lailey Vineyard, Niagara-on-the-Lake. $10 with $5 going to Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold’s Snacks n’ Sneakers program. Winemaker Derek Barnett. put together a truly classic Bordeaux-style blend and will lead a small group through a tasting of each of the five component wines and the final blend. 905-468-0503. laileyvineyard.com
O & B Canteen/Wildass Picnic, Aug. 19, 1 to 4 p.m. Stratus, Niagara-on-the-Lake. $65 plus 15 per cent gratuity. Chef Jason Bangerter packs a wine country picnic full of fresh O&B summer fare. The latest tastings of Stratus with Wildass to quench your thirst! 905-468-1806. stratuswines.com
Thanks to Tiffany Mayer from Eating Niagara for compiling the event listings for Ontario