Toronto Star newspaper’s annual Food and Drink Market featured the Food truck Alley ( six trucks), a farmer’s market, several Ontario wineries, a Delissio Pizza stand, and sampling boots of many food processors.
Delissio’s thin-crust pizzas tasted fine and were I great demand.
Food trucks did brisk business with their specialties. They seems to become more popular with each passing year and would be even more popular if Toronto city councillors were astute enough to lower permit fees and make parking more accessible for these, 12, 18, and 40 foot long vehicles.
Of the small food processors, The Pie Guyz with a variety of pies should be avoided. Their vegetarian mini pie was hopelessly over spiced, its dough tough and full of inexpensive, tasteless vegetables that were inedible. For me, two bites too many!
Chaga mushroom products from northern Ontario claiming several medicinal benefits offered a range of products that may be beneficial to people suffering from arthritis, asthma, high blood pressure, and many other discomforts.
Several Ontario wineries poured their wines. I found following highly palatable:
Gewurztraminer Reserve, 2013, Trail Estates
Vidal icewine, 2013, Between-the-Lines winery
375 ml $ 29.95
Pinot Gris, 2013, Coyotes Run Winery
Noble Blanc, 2012, Rancour Estates
Five Mile Creek, 2013, Coyote’s Run Winery
Vidal icewine, 2013, Reif Estates
200 ml $ 24.95
Pinot Noir Reserve, 2012, Between-the-Lines Winery
Cabernet Franc Reserve, 2012, Between-the-Lines-Winery
Voyageur Pinot Noir, 2013, Keint-He Winery
Queenstown Road Pinot Noir, 2012, Keint-He Winery
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012, Rancourt Estates
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, 2012, Rancourt Estates
Red Paw Pinot Noir, 2012, Coyote’s Run Winery
Black Paw Pinot Noir, 2012, Coyote’s Run Winery
Merlot, 2013, Rancourt Estates
Most are available from the winery only.
One new company Pour (email@example.com Telephone 289 241 3175 or 905-327 0358) specializes in shipping Niagara wines anywhere in Ontario. If you happen to live outside of Niagara and are unable or unwilling to travel, contact them. The company presently represents 14 Niagara wineries.
Several craft breweries also poured their beers.
They tasted far superior to mainstream brands being advertised as “beers”.
I am looking forward to next years’ Food and Drink Market.