Taste of Toronto returned this year to host its second event on July 2-5, 2015.
Located at Fort York, foodies were able to roam around the grounds and explore tents filled with restaurants and attractions. The event consists of six half-day sessions that allow foodies to sample restaurant dishes and enjoy attractions such as the Taste Theatre, Metro Master Classes, Tasting Room, Delta Air Lines VIP Lounge and Music Stage
This is my second time attending Taste of Toronto and I have to say, I had a lot more fun this time! A big part of this was from the Metro Master Classes that allow foodies to sign up for hands-on cooking sessions with a guest chef. Something I didn’t get a chance to do last year. Luckily, this year I was able to attend two! The first session I had was with Michael van den Winkel from Little Sister, who showed everyone how to cook a “Seared Tuna Loin Tostado” dish. Yum! My second session and the last one of the night was with Bill Osborne from America Restaurant, who showed how to make a “Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya” dish. This turned out to be a more spicy and substantial dish, so my friend and I had to take ours home. Way too full by this point. Ha!
For entertainment, I enjoyed the acrobats and Music Stage. My friend and I ended up sitting in the Nespresso area sipping ice coffee while listening to Lowell, a Canadian artist. To check out her music, click here.
Overall, this event was a nice way to spend your weekend with friends and family. Just bring enough cash, since it can be tempting to try so many of the food. Haha.
I’m actually off to attend Taste of Chicago this weekend so it will be interesting to see how they compare.
Tip: If you do any weekend sessions, arrive early because lines can get loooong. Also, the first thing you should do is head over to the Metro Master Classes or Tasting Room to reserve your spot. While Tasting Room is not free, it still gets booked up fast too.