By Lori Bosworth
Tired of staying in during this long Toronto winter? Time to get out and enjoy the Good Food and Drink Festival at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place from April 3-6, 2014. You’ll be able to taste gourmet foods, beer, wine and spirits from a variety of exhibitors and listen to guest speakers discuss various food- and drink-related topics. Special guest Chef Vikram Vij, restaurateur and new Dragon’s Den judge, will be presenting a live stage demo of Indian cooking on Sunday, April 16, 2014.
On Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., you can attend the festival party preview. For $50 per person, you’ll receive a VIP gift bag, 10 sampling tickets, gourmet food and drink pairings and a gourmet cheese tasting courtesy of the Dairy Farmers. VIP tickets may be purchased online.
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Sample tickets are $20 for 20 and can be redeemed for wine, beer and spirits. Vendors will determine sample prices.
See guest speakers on the Taste Culinary Stage including:
- Dee Brun, The Cocktail Deeva
- Dr. Joey Shulman
- Tim Everett, Whole Foods Market
- Julia Hanna, The Healthy Fam
- Frankie Flowers
- Fina Scroppo
Some of the exhibitors at the Good Food and Drink Festival include Balzac’s Coffee, Craft Brew Limited, British Baked Goods, Creemore Springs Brewery, Pelee Island Winery, Love Child Organics, Harris Tea Company, Frank Correnti Cigars, Dr. Joey’s Skinny Chews, Rockway Vineyards, Kawartha Dairy Ltd., Udi’s Gluten-Free and Granville Island Brewery.
Be sure to enter the contest to win a trip to Europe courtesy of Air Transat.
Tickets are General Admission $12 online and $15 at the door; Seniors (65+) $11 online and at the door; and Kids 12 and under Free when accompanied by an adult. Couples package is $50 and includes two regular admission tickets and 30 sampling tickets.
Festival hours are Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (19+ party preview), Friday from 12 noon to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Good Food and Drink Festival takes place at the Direct Energy Centre, Hall D at Exhibition Place in Toronto from April 3-6, 2014.
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