A few weekends ago we marched our way over to the third consecutive "Taste of Toronto" event at Fort York. I love food (and a good alcoholic beverage) so this event is always something I look forward to! Now, I'd heard some grumblings days leading up to us attending that this year wasn't as good as past years and some friends decided to not even bother going at all. Well... Let me tell you, if you didn't attend, you missed out, BIG TIME! Here's what we got up to and some of our favourite tastes of the event!

Minutes upon arriving I of course had to get the obligatory pic (and video) with the "Taste" sign!

Then we headed over to the "Come And Get It" booth for our first (of what would be three for me) of our coincidentally favourite cocktails of the evening! These tasty and innovative cocktails had us coming back for more... Come And Get It, if you're reading this blog post... I be brunching with you super soon, you can count on that!🍴

We popped over to the Food Network Canada tent and grabbed ourselves a sturdy tote bag for all the loot we knew we'd be collecting throughout the evening, admired their cool custom harvest tables and then we were off to drink and eat our way through the circuit! 

We enjoyed some Distillery Root Beer from Mill Street and French macarons from AG Macarons.

My boyfriend loves Mexican food so he got his grub on with an empanada from Los Colibris. This dish was delicious, but unfortunately not very photogenic, but the staff were!

Then we had to pop over to see my friends at Pilsner Urquell (who even til today regularly use a pic we took last year at the event of their beer on one of their Twitter accounts). This year we opted to try their draught & unfiltered beer... So smooth! 

Next on the agenda was participating in the wine tasting of sparkling wines with Franco Stalteri of Charlie's Burgers. Loved this experience as I'm a huge champers & bubbles fan! The moscato that we tried was probably my favourite, although I truly enjoyed all three we tasted.

Now, let's talk about my all time favourite dish and then whole reason for my attending! The pressed, torched sushi! I had the "Aburi Oshi Sushi" from Miku Restaurant so many times the girls manning the station knew me by name! Even now as I write this post, and I think back on enjoying this dish, I wish I could have more right now!

Other notable shoutouts included a truly fantastic rosé called "Pixie Sparkling Rosé" from Rosehall Run, tasty avocado toast from Avocados from Mexico, and a delicious and detoxing cocktail from Well Juicery made with vodka and their "Be Well" juice blend of Carrot, Apple, Beet, Lemon & Ginger!

We went home happy and full, and excited to go back again next year! Keep up the great work Taste of Toronto, keep up the great work! 

Until next time… Enjoy!