Tuesday, October 2, 2012
On the day we were supposed to wake up from our first night in the remote wilderness of northern Ontario, we instead headed to Stratford Ontario for their 5th annual Culinary Festival. Our first stop ... breakfast ... or rather "Bacon and Eggs", hosted by a local producer of eggs and pork products, paired with a local chief. The first course ... egg custard served in the egg shell, with a crisp slice of bacon ... Yum!
The final offering was a deep-fried poached egg with bacon and heirloom tomato chutney on toasted brioche ... so rich!
While we savoured the chiefs creations we were given more information on eggs and pork products ... and even "candled" some eggs.
Later, we participated in a wine tasting event ... beautiful crystal and VQA wines from Niagara!
The next day, Sunday, we participated in the main event ... dozens of local producers of dairy and meat products, growers of grain and produce, wine and beer ... paired with local chiefs ... ohhhhh what a day! We sampled all of it ... and even ate ontario lamb ... and enjoyed it. What a great weekend!