Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Night of Indulgence: Chocolate in Toronto (Part 2)

Taste Canada - The Food Writing Awards

Christine Cushing
was the Awards Emcee!
On Monday night, I attended Taste Canada - The Food Writing Awards, which honoured the best Canadian food books published within the last year, as well as a Gala event with wonderful wine made by the Niagara College Teaching Winery and fantastic food provided by various chefs, pastry chefs, chocolatiers and other bakers. Celebrity chef Christine Cushing hosted the event, and another great Canadian celebrity chef, Michael Smith, won an award for his most recent book. Several other people were honoured for their fantastic work within the culinary industry this year.

Yup, that's me at the event!
This event was a great excuse to dress up and experience an evening of pure food pleasure. In addition to the unbelievable savoury dishes, I tasted pastries from Sucre Boutique, a Toronto-based pastry chef who makes artisinal pastry and custom cakes, Elm Hill Cookies from Oakville and handmade filled chocolates by the students of George Brown College.

Most importantly, the recently launched FoodiePages was sponsoring the event by giving away 50 different artisan food products from 50 Canadian producers who are signed up to sell products on the website. At least ten gala attendees took home a large gift box of my signature product, the chocolate TOFFLE, a milk chocolate truffle surrounded by a rich, dark chocolate toffee. I was proud to be part of such a wonderful event!

To learn more about Taste Canada - The Food Writing Awards, visit: and for information on the 2012 Gala event, click here. Although there is no information about the 2013 event as of yet, check back on that website for ticket information. The fantastic food, drink and dessert selection was well worth the cost of the ticket.

For more information on chocolate in Toronto, read my article from June of this year on specialty fine chocolate that I have found in Toronto.  Also, check back tomorrow for an article on the Toronto Luxury Chocolate Show, which I also attended earlier this week.


  1. Looks like it was a fantastic event. Sometimes I wish there was more food variety in my area...

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