The ultimate event for foodies
Laughter, drinks, and good conversation filled the night but most importantly ... food.
If you've ever walked down Lakeshore on the main strip of Port Credit, and dreamed of trying out every restaurant you pass, then this was the event for you. We hit up four restaurants in one night and were waited upon with the best service.
You had your typical characters involved in this unique event; the fun-loving couple who are regular attendees of every Port Credit restaurant that the chefs know them by name; the young excited university couple who are out to try a new experience; the journalists; and finally, the older folk who know how to have a good time.
The first meeting place of the evening was Ten Restaurant and Wine Bar at 139 Lakeshore Rd. With classy martinis and mouth-watering appetizers, Ten was a great way to start off the event. We were served waffled chicken, spring rolls, mini lobster sandwiches and a seafood mac and cheese. As you may have guessed, you have to have come hungry to this event.
Next on the list was the Boulangerie at 104 Lakeshore Rd. Greeted in French, we got the full experience walking into this sweet little bakery. The group of about 25 enthusiastic participants were served eggs Benedict, a red velvet cupcake and coffee. Although a bit heavy for only the second stop of the night, the Boulangerie is a spot you don't want to miss when passing through Port Credit.
"The best butter tarts in the world are made right here," commented one participant when asked about the Boulangerie. "They are twice the size of a normal butter tart and simply to die for!"
Our third stop of the night was Shore Grill and Grotto, located at 71 Lakeshore Rd. The restaurant was dimly lit which gave way to a bit of an un-welcoming vibe. We were served a regular skinny slice of pizza, a tomato mozzarella salad and a breaded risotto ball which was one of the most unique dishes of the night. I imagine making pasta into a ball and wrapping it in dough to be cooked and fried can't be easy, so hats off to the chefs at Shore. If only the restaurant gave more notice to the comfort of their guests by brightly lighting the dining area, attention to detail and warm music, this could be the hot spot for the Port Credit food life.
Finally the exciting evening closed at Spice Lounge and Tapas, at 52 Lakeshore Rd. With a bacon bruschetta drizzled in a delicious honey glazed sauce, followed by a filling dessert of a donut hole with a mascarpone-like/ricotta-like cheese inside, Spice was by far my favourite stop of the night. The restaurant was geared towards every need of their costumers. Great lighting and design, with consistent colour schemes throughout the dining area. Spice isn't too big which makes it cozy, yet isn't small enough to be described as cramped. The waiters were friendly and outgoing, the music made you feel at home and a good time was easily had at this special tapas bar.
"The atmosphere is so welcoming at Spice," mentioned a participant at the end of the night. "The red lights make for a romantic yet easy-going experience."
Overall, Dishcrawl was a big success. It is the first time the event has run in Mississauga and another one will be taking place in Streetsville on June 4th (for more information: From Siena to Sicily in Streetsville!)
Thanks to Christina Ruggiero who worked diligently to organize the big event. It ran without a hitch and was a fun evening for all sorts of different people to get together and connect, laugh, share but most importantly ... eat
An exploration of 4 of Mississauga's enticing and enjoyable eateries in one epic night!
Mississauga, ON – March 08, 2013 – Dishcrawl, an national start-up founded on the premises that communities can be brought together through good food and good company, has expanded to the GTA's west end of Mississauga. Food lovers are taken on a gourmet Dishcrawl to four distinctive restaurants in one night. Think Pubcrawl, but with food! Guests get to meet fellow foodies, sample specialty dishes, and meet the chefs and owners that work behind the scenes.
On Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:00pm, the west end will host it's first dishcrawl in the Southern Mississauga neighbourhood of Port Credit. Reservations are only $60 per person and can be purchased at dishcrawl.com/portcredit.
Dishcrawl events give people a reason to get out of the house and socially engage with each other, all while helping local restaurants (both new and old) gain exposure. Hosting most Dishcrawl events in US cities, it has been expanding into Canada over the past few years. It was brought to Toronto in October 2011 and welcomed with rave reviews by locals who engaged in an event or two. There are even some Dishcrawl veterans who can choose from 2-3 new adventures each month, most of them selling out in the first few hours. To feed the west end's hungry tummies, Port Credit is the perfect place for a Launch out of Mississauga. With it's picturesque views of the lake, small town charm, and abundance of unique and exquisite restaurants, foodies are given a chance to meet, greet and share a heaping portion of delicious fun.
Participating restaurants are kept secret until two days before the event, at which time the first location is revealed to ticket holders.
Dishcrawl creates dining experiences and events to satisfy anyone's craving. Our mission is to show food lovers the best dishes in local restaurants. You can find your local Dishcrawl Ambassador leading you through progressive dinners, prix fixe dinners, and other fun food events! Dishcrawlers can enjoy dining experiences in San Francisco, New York, Montreal, Ottawa, San Jose, Toronto, Philadelphia, DC, and more. Visit Dishcrawl.com for a local dining experience.
(Streetsville, ON - August 29, 2012) - Attention foodies and restaurant enthusiasts! Mark your calendar; the fourth annual Taste of Streetsville event is set for September 14 - October 6, 2012. Thirteen participating restaurants in Streetsville, Ontario will be offering a prix fixe menu for $25 during this exciting three-week long culinary event.
Traditional Afternoon Tea with a tour of Bradley House takes place at Bradley Museum this summer. New this year, the Museums are hosting "Downton Abbey" Tea & Tour afternoons at Benares Historic House on August 19 at 2:30 to 4:30 pm. Reservations are required; to book call 905-615-4860, ext. 2110. Cost per person is $15.00 plus tax.
Château des Charmes, Vineland Estates, Wine Country Ontario, Treadwell Farm to Table Cuisine and the White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa confirmed as partners
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Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI), the world's leading natural and organic foods supermarket has announced that two new locations will be opening in Ontario - one in Mississauga in the Square One shopping complex; the other in Toronto's North York area.
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