Proud to Be a Chef
From November 10th through 15th, 2003, the First Annual Spirit
of Hospitality Festival presents Proud to Be a Chef,
a week-long celebration of food and wine featuring leading culinary talents
from Canada and Australia. The festivities include a Celebrity Chefs Dinner,
the luxurious Wine & Dine Gala, and the informative and entertaining
Master Class Weekend.
On Monday, November 10th, the festival gets started with the sold-out
Celebrity Chefs Dinner at the famous Eigensinn Farm, where renowned
Canadian and Australian guest chefs and sommeliers join Chef Michael Stadtländer
in his legendary kitchen for an exclusive eight-course tasting dinner
with fine wine pairings.
On Wednesday, November 12, the Wine & Dine Gala gets started
in mouthwatering style with the Fire and Ice Cocktail Reception,
featuring an innovative twist on traditional hors d'oeuvres. With the
luxurious grandeur of the Liberty Grand fueling their inspiration, the
celebrity chefs' team, comprising twelve Canadian and Australian culinary
legends, will present a unique six-course tasting menu for 400 honored
guests. Each course will feature two chefs' signature dishes and will
be matched by vintage wines selected with care by Australian celebrity
wine experts Grant Van Every of Kooyong Wine and Bruce Wallner of Palazzo
Versace, Gold Coast.
Saturday, November 15, rounds out the festival with the Master Class
Weekend at The Renaissance Hotel, Toronto. This day-long series of
lectures and demonstrations by master chefs and sommeliers, including
Andrew Blake from Melbourne, Robert Clark of Vancouver's C Restaurant,
and wine guru Grant Van Every, is a unique opportunity for participants
to involve themselves in a variety of culinary learning experiences.
With a mandate to instill and nurture a love and appreciation for food
and wine at its highest level, Spirit of Hospitality aims to offer something
for every taste, from hospitality hopefuls and industry professionals,
to consumers, and food and wine connoisseurs.
Wine & Dine Gala
Wednesday November 12, 2003, 6 p.m.
Fire and Ice Cocktail Reception 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex
Master Class Weekend
Saturday, November 15, 2003, 10 a.m.
Renaissance Toronto Hotel at SkyDome
For more information, please contact Kevin Pennant at email@example.com
or Nadia Sandhu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proceeds from the Spirit of Hospitality Festival go to Trinity Home
Hospice in serving people with life-threatening illness, and to the Ontario
Hostelry Institute for hospitality scholarships and bursaries.