Taste Of Toronto


(Tender bites of bison from Carmen Creek)

This weekend Cory and I packed up the kids and hit up the Taste of Toronto food festival. The Fort York National Historic Site was “transformed into a foodie wonderland for summer eating, drinking and entertaining”. I could never pass up the chance to sample gourmet dishes from fourteen of the city’s best restaurants…not to mention the many premium vendors also in attendance! Having the opportunity to speak with vendors and chefs thanks to the intimate environment made the experience that much better!

We spent the evening sampling delectable dishes, browsing the vendor booths and enjoying some of the attractions including the tasting room, cookery masterclass and Austin’s favourite – the music stage. Of course the food did not disappoint! Some of our favourite dishes included the Grilled Crab and Prawn Roll from THR & co – unbelievably good, the Tamarind Ceviche from El Caballito Los Colibris was heavenly, and lastly Austin’s pick was Weslodges Wagyu Hot Dog – because my four year old is fancy like that, haha!

I can now understand why Taste has been deemed the worlds greatest restaurant festival. We left feeling very full and inspired. I can’t wait to attend again next year!


(Walking into the venue with a great view of the CN Tower)


(Ready to browse premium vendor booths)


(Austin and Max enjoying the music together – love)


(Walters caesar mix booth – one of my favourites)


(Patria’s Seafood Paella)


(Brotherly love)


(Adorable bite sized cupcakes from Sullivan & Bleeker)


(Enjoyed this lovely Cappuccino from the Nespresso station)


(Goodbye Taste…until next year)



  1. July 28, 2014 / 8:38 pm

    Finally, something that I can relate too. lol Wish I had been there.

    • July 29, 2014 / 11:11 am

      I know, you would have loved it the food was amazing! You’ll have to check it out next year!

  2. July 29, 2014 / 4:09 pm

    Ive always wanted to try Toronto food. It looks like a few days fun

  3. July 29, 2014 / 4:40 pm

    looks like a wonderful place and the food looks good , wish i was closer to attend 🙂

  4. July 29, 2014 / 8:37 pm

    This looked like it was a lot of fun with great food. Your boys looked like they enjoyed themselves too. 🙂

  5. July 31, 2014 / 2:54 pm

    Looks like it was a wonderful time! 🙂

  6. August 3, 2014 / 8:43 am

    Sounds like a lot of fun. The mini cupcakes and cappuccino sound delish!

  7. August 3, 2014 / 3:12 pm

    We used to have a great one in Winnipeg but they have cut back too much

  8. August 5, 2014 / 1:46 pm

    Totally sobbing. So sad I’m 6 hrs north. I try to get to Taste of TO when I can, but it coincides with the busiest time on the Island! Drooling!!!

  9. August 7, 2014 / 11:48 pm

    YOu need more food entries.

  10. August 10, 2014 / 7:33 am

    YUMMY! This looks so good and in an AWESOME city also!

  11. August 13, 2014 / 1:58 pm

    Taste of Edmonton is a yearly event that my 10 year old son, Evan and I attend. Open his eyes to different delicacies and staples from many cultural groups. We’ve never been to Toronto – a Via Rail trip looms in the future, would love to experience a Taste of Toronto – perhaps next year. Great review….looks like a fun filled afternoon with family and great food.

    Eva Mitton-Urban

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