Taste of Huron Presents a New Event, Food A-Fare, on June 7!
Taste of Huron kicks-off early this year with a new event, Food A-Fare, at Hessenland County Inn in St. Joseph on Thursday, June 7. I hope you can bring your friends and work colleagues out for an after work social in support of culinary tourism and local food in Huron County.
For $55 per person, you will enjoy a special tapas-style menu featuring locally grown items prepared by Chef Frank Ihrig of Hessenland with a complimentary glass of wine. The event will highlight local food vendors and businesses.
Guests will also have a chance to bid on amazing food-inspired items at the “Incredible Edible Auction”. Items up for grabs include: a private culinary lesson for 6 with Chef Spencer at Benmiller Inn; a personal chef dinner for 6 by Chef Devin of Bon Vivant Personal Chef Service; and fabulous food-filled gift baskets from The Black Dog Pantry and The Garlic Box, just to name a few.
Funds from the auction will help to subsidize event costs and assist in culinary tourism development through the Huron Tourism Association. For the past 3 years, Taste of Huron has received development funding through provincial government grants, but the event was not eligible for this funding this year and it is impossible to continue culinary development without additional funds, so if you can come out, it will be a great time!
The Food A-Fare event will also feature musical entertainment by local musician, Matthew Hussey. You can make reservations for this event by calling Hessenland directly at 1-866-543-7736.
Graze on all of these wonderful delights:
Hessenland White Bean Salad – Bluewater Municipality
Ontario’s West Coast “Lakefood” Chowder – Lake Huron
Spaetzle tossed with fresh Leeks, Herbs and Blyth Farm Cheese
“Low & Slow” Bluewater Pork Belly – Metzger Meats
“Ceviche” of Lake Huron Pickerel
“Sweet & Sour” Veal Gulasch with Red Cabbage – Metzger Meats
Open Face ~Gluten Free~ Turkey Schnitzel “Sandwich” – Hayter’s Turkey
Braised Pork Shoulder “Sliders” and Onion Fondue – Metzger Meats
Lemongrass “steeped” Lake Huron Yellow Perch
Fresh Strawberries and Cream – Masse’s Farm
Panna Cotta and Ferguson’s Honey – Ferguson Apiaries
Hessenland’s Black Forest Cake
“Weisses” Chocolate Mousse with a splash of Coastal Coffee Company Dark Roast
Food for Thought Dinners will start June 12 at Benmiller Inn and continue through the summer and finish on October 9 at The Black Dog in Bayfield. Local food restaurant stars The Little Inn, Hessenland County Inn, Eddingtonís of Exeter and more will also host dinners in this dining series. They will each present a special menu to compliment a food-related topic discussed by a guest speaker for $40 per person (does not include beverages, tax or service).
A Village Marketplace will be held in conjunction with the Goderich Farmers’ Market on The Square in Goderich on Saturday, September 1. This event will feature additional market vendors, the return of the Chef Challenge event and more!
The Locavore Brunch will be held on Sunday, September 2 at The Livery in Goderich. This event will be a traditional Sunday brunch with a twist with locally grown ingredients prepared by local chefs. Enjoy delicious food while being entertained by a special guest.
For ticket or event information visit www.tasteofhuron.ca
or call 1-888-524-8394 ext.3. Reservations for the Food A-Fare event and the Food for Thought Dining Series are made by calling the restaurants directly. Maps and accommodation information is available online: www.ontarioswestcoast.ca