Summer Launch 2015 – tickets on sale NOW!

Date: Wednesday June 24, 2015
Time: 5:30-8:00 pm
Location: Burlington Performing Arts Centre – 440 Locust St
Tickets: $30 +tax & fees.  includes 1 sample ticket for each restaurant & Lakeshore Coffee House plus 2 sample tickets for Cameron’s Brewing Co.

Tickets can be purchased online or through The Centre box office

Join us for a chance to meet the 16 of the restaurateurs of the Summer Taste of Burlington at their interactive food stations and sample their delectable cuisine. Also meet representatives from Lakeshore Coffee House who will be sampling their organic, fair trade coffees and reps from Cameron’s Brewing Company sampling their award-winning craft beers. Participating restaurants* at the launch include:

Cellis Osteria
Fraticellis
Honey West
Ivy Bar & Kitchen
Paradiso
Pepperwood Bistro
Purple Heather Pub
Queen’s Head Pub
Rawlicious
Rayhoon Persian Eatery
Rib Eye Jacks
SB Prime
Stone House
Water Street Cooker
Wendel Clark’s
West Plains Bistro

*restaurants subject to change/addition

Ticket price includes one sample ticket for each of the participating restaurants, a sample ticket from Lakeshore Coffee House and 2 samples per guest from Cameron’s Brewing Company

Cash Bar available courtesy of Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Entertainment courtesy of Live & Local Music Series – musical guest Karen Thornton

We’re going green!  In partnership with Burlington Green our plates & culinary will be bio-degradable to reduce our environmental impact.

Tickets are not refundable.

“Best Taste” & “People’s Choice” Awards 
We are going to be crowning the Taste of Burlington Top Chef at the launch in two categories. The “People’s Choice” is voted on by you the guest – choose your favourite sampling of the evening from the participating restaurants and help them capture the title. The “Best Taste” judged by a celebrity panel comprised of Agatha Podgorski (OCTA), Jaclyn Colville & Elise Copps (CHCH) and Colleen Rusholme, Andrew Gerrior & Samantha Payne from 95.3 Fresh FM.  Our winter launch winners for Best Taste from SB Prime & Ivy Bar & Kitchen, and People’s Choice from Stone House Restaurant will be on hand to defend their titles!

Please visit the Taste of Burlington website www.tasteofburlington.ca for updates on launch & program.


Taste of Burlington crowns “Best Taste” &“People’s Choice” at the Winter Launch 2015

Burlington restaurateurs are proud to announce “A Taste of Burlington” will be running again this winter from February 22 – March 15, 2015.  To kick things off and provide diners an opportunity to experience a taste of what to expect, the Taste of Burlington held our launch event at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre last night.

Over 300 guests and media had an opportunity to meet many of our participating restaurateurs at their interactive food stations and try amazing cuisine. Our friends from Cameron’s Brewing Co. sampled their award winning craft beers and Lakehouse Coffee House kept the crowd caffeinated with their amazing organic, fair-trade coffees.

We had so much fun with our friendly competition between the restaurants at our previous launches and now with Chefs vying hard for the title,  we decided to continue the “Best Taste” and “People’s Choice” awards.  All guests were given the opportunity to vote for their favourite restaurant based on the cuisine they were serving.  The popular vote would be crowned “People’s Choice”.  The competition was fierce and the votes were tight as the Chefs brought their best to the table wowing everyone in attendance. We are excited to announce that the “People’s Choice award goes to defending champion Chef Mitchell Lamb from Stone House Restaurant for his Maple & Bourbon Glazed Beef Ribs with a loaded Yukon Potato foam, bacon jam & chives.  Runners up were West Plains Bistro with their Salmon en Croute, lemon brushed salmon wrapped in a puff pastry with goat cheese, asparagus and sundried tomato with a vodka cream reduction and Pepperwood Bistro with a Smoked Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf on a Yukon Gold Potato Puree with a Stout BBQ Demi-Glace.

The talents of some local celebrities where tapped to judge the “Best Taste”.  We challenged

Agatha Podgorski (Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance), Andrew Gerrior, Colleen Rusholme & Samantha Payne (95.3 Fresh FM), and Jaclyn Colville & Elise Copps (CHCH TV) to sample the fare of the 18 restaurants and score them based on taste, creativity and presentation.  In this category the combined judge’s scores were used to determine the winner.  The race for this title was incredibly close and it seems our judges couldn’t quite come to a consensus with a tie for first place going to Ivy Bar & Kitchen with their Grilled Grouper Gyros with tomato and red pepper martini relish and spicy herbed tzatziki along with SB Prime for their Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Rabbit Confit.   We also had a tie for the runner up position going to Stone House Restaurant and West Plains Bistro.

 

If you want to experience all the great tastes of Burlington be sure to visit www.tasteofburlington.ca for all restaurants, prix fixe menus and pricing.

 

 

 

WINTER 2015 LAUNCH

 

Tuesday January 20, 2015 – SOLD OUT
5:30-8:00 pm
Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Tickets – $30.00 (plus applicable taxes and fees) available online or through the box office at Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Join us for a chance to meet the restaurateurs of the Winter Taste of Burlington at their interactive food stations, sample their delectable cuisine and learn more about the Taste of Burlington prix fixe dining program.  Also meet representatives from Cameron’s Brewing Company and sample their award-winning craft beers.  Admission includes sample of cuisine from participating restaurants and 2 samples per guest from Cameron’s Brewing Company.

*Participating restaurants at the launch include:

Beaver and Bulldog
Celli’s Osteria
Eatalia
Gardens Café at RBG
Honey West
Ivy Bar & Kitchen
Melodia
Paradiso
Pepperwood Bistro
Purple Heather
Queen’s Head Pub
Rawlicious
Rayhoon Persian Eatery
SB Prime
Spencer’s at the Waterfront
Stone House Restaurant
Water Street Cooker
Wendel Clark’s
West Plains Bistro

*restaurants subject to change/addition

Lakeshore Coffee House will be serving up their fair trade, organic coffee.  Be sure to stop by and visit them in Downtown Burlington

*Cash Bar available courtesy of Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Entertainment Courtesy of Live & Local Music Series

We’re going green!  In partnership with Burlington Green our plates & culinary will be bio-degradable to reduce our environmental impact.

Pre-sale only (no tickets at the door)  This is a licensed event – 19+ yrs only

“Best Taste” & “People’s Choice” Awards 
We are going to be crowning the Taste of Burlington Top Chef at the launch in two categories. The “People’s Choice” is voted on by you the guest – choose your favourite sampling of the evening from the participating restaurants and help them capture the title. The “Best Taste” judged by a celebrity panel comprised of Agatha Podgorski (OCTA), Jaclyn Colville & Elise Copps (CHCH) and Colleen Rusholme, Andrew Gerrior & Samantha Payne from 95.3 Fresh FM.  Our summer launch winners for Best Taste from Queen’s Head Pub, and People’s Choice from Stone House Restaurant will be on hand to defend their titles!


Taste of Burlington crowns “Best Taste” &“People’s Choice” at the Summer Launch 2014

Burlington restaurateurs are proud to announce “A Taste of Burlington” will be running again this summer from July 20 – August 3, 2014.  To kick things off and provide diners an opportunity to experience a taste of what to expect, the Taste of Burlington held our launch event at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre on June 25, 2014.

Over 350 guests and media had an opportunity to meet many of our participating restaurateurs at their interactive food stations and try amazing cuisine as well our friends from Cameron’s Brewing Co. sampled their award winning craft beers and Lakehouse Coffee House kept the crowd caffeinated with their amazing fair-trade coffee.

We had so much fun with our friendly competition between the restaurants at our previous launch we decided to continue the “Best Taste” and “People’s Choice” awards.  All guests were given the opportunity to vote for their favourite restaurant based on the cuisine they were serving.  The popular vote would be crowned “People’s Choice”.  The competition was fierce and some would argue this was the best cuisine yet with the restaurants wowing everyone in attendance. The voting was incredibly close but in the end a “People’s Choice” winner would be chosen. Congratulations to defending champion Chef Mitchell Lamb from Stone House Restaurant who captured the title with his Pecan crusted salmon with sweet potato hash and honey Dijon cream sauce.  Runners up were Queen’s Head Pub with their Caramel pretzel and peanut butter ice cream with  bruleed peaches and Pepperwood Bistro with their Crispy skin pork belly on house made salt & vinegar chip with a chipotle glaze and mango corn sauce.   It was a tight race and we’d like to congratulate all the Chefs on their outstanding cuisine.

The talents of some local celebrities where tapped to judge the “Best Taste”.  We challenged

Julia Gilmore (Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance), Darrin Laidman, Colleen Rusholme & Samantha Payne (95.3 Fresh FM), and Jaclyn Colville (CHCH TV) to sample the fare of the 20 restaurants in attendance and score them based on taste, creativity and presentation.  In this category the combined judge’s scores were used to determine the winner and it seems our judges and the public saw eye to eye as the same three restaurants grabbed the title and runner up positions. Chef Will Edsell of the Queen’s Head Pub retained his title of “Best Taste” with his Caramel pretzel and peanut butter ice cream with bruleed peaches.  Runners up were Stone House Restaurant with their Pecan crusted salmon with sweet potato hash and honey Dijon cream sauce and Pepperwood Bistro with their Crispy skin pork belly on house made salt & vinegar chip with a chipotle glaze and mango corn sauce.

If you want to experience all the great tastes of Burlington be sure to visit  tasteofburlington.ca for all restaurants, prix fixe menus and pricing.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________