Metro Humber Bay Park (Parklawn & Lakeshore in Toronto) officially opened on March 26, 2015 and is open 7 am to 11 pm, 7 days a week. This newly built location is simply beautiful! A new décor package has been applied, and there are unique design features like: brushed concrete floors, stainless steel accents, open loft-like ceiling, and more! It’s definitely worth visiting … it’s a blueprint for future Metro Ontario’s stores in the Greater Toronto Area.
On June 4, 2015 a selected few (myself included) were invited to participate in a Metro Master Class … that is an interactive, hands-on class. Upon arrival, I spotted a pop-up version of the Master Class that offered a sneak-peak into what Taste of Toronto has to offer just outside Metro; that’s right, in the fresh air! Our group of food enthusiasts were welcomed to our stations and then taken through step-by-step instructions to create our very own take-home, restaurant quality guacamole. Yum! Chef Elia explained exactly what we had to do, and we tried very hard to comply. Avocados, onions, tomato, cilantro, lime juice, salt … oh, and jalapeño but I left mine out of the recipe. This fresh treat should be enjoyed as fresh as possible so make sure to eat it within the first 8 hours.
The Taste of Toronto is now in its second year. It’s a four-day festival (July 2-5, 2015) that will take place at Fort York. It features world class chefs, the city’s top restaurants and over 70 exhibitors. It’s more like a culinary destination.
Taste of Toronto is comprised of six half-day sessions that last between 4-5 hours which gives guests the time to enjoy their pick of restaurant dishes, browse the artisan stalls and enjoy some of the many attractions including the Taste Theatre, Metro Master Class, the Tasting Room, a Delta Air Lines VIP Lounge, and a Music Stage.
Restaurants participating this year include: Bannock, Richmond Station, El Caballito, The Harbord Room and THR & Co., Barque, Weslodge, El Splendido, Drake Hotel, Bosk and many more.
From just one show in London, UK, twelve years ago, the Taste festival series has rapidly grown to become part of the social season for foodies, restaurant-lovers, and restaurant fanatics in 22 different cities around the globe.