Each May, spring forward to a new season of delicious local flavours at the Annual Tastings event hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Woodstock & District Association. The community comes together for this culinary event with over 25 participating local restaurants, caterers, food producers, wineries, breweries and distilleries. Stroll through one of three pavilions to satisfy your inner foodie. Sample local wines, brews, food and flavour.
Does home cooking that reminds you of childhood make your tummy rumble? The Comfort Food pavilion features a potato bar, Chiba Sushi, BBQ pulled chicken tacos, shepherd’s pie from Ody’s Restaurant, chocolates from Habitual Chocolate and desserts from Dee-Lights Bakery. It is the place to be as you indulge in food that makes you feel warm and satisfied.
Tastings is also proud to feature two 2015 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix award winners at the Cheese Makers Pavilion. Enjoy sampling cheeses from award winning Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese and Mountainoak Cheese. Celebrate our heritage while eating local.
Like Heat? The Hot Night Out pavilion features food with a kick! There will be a salsa bar and specialty Caesars made with Silver Lake Premium Vodka and homemade clamato juice. The Woodstock Fire Department will also be serving up spicy jambalaya for five –alarm fun. Local chef and TV personality Jed Lau will be serving up gluten-free samosas and Panino’s has whipped up Spicy Thai wraps just to name a few of the great dishes being served at this event.
A selection of wines and beer from around the region will complete your gastronomic journey:
- Wineries: Blueberry Hill Estates, Burning Kiln Winery, Pelee Island Winery
- Breweries: Grand River Brewing, Sleeman, Railway City, Labatts, & Molsons
By: Gabrielle Bossy, Tourism Oxford