Now, Edmonton is known for being Canada's festival city! With Race Week Edmonton and Edmonton's Capital Ex all coinciding together, July will be packed with festivities for Edmontonians to participate in.
This year's ToE 2012 will include new participating restaurants including TZin, Guru, Share (at the Westin), Caffe Sorrentino, Irie Foods on Whyte and more! Now, for those of you that have been to this event over the years and found that menu items are repetitive, have no fear! 65% of the menu being offered at ToE 2012 will be new! So with that being said, here are some of the dishes that we sampled during the lunch hour at the Schoctor Lobby of the Citadel Theater.
|Caprese Salad from Lit Italian Wine Bar (new item)|
|Maple Bacon Poutine from Hudson's Canadian Tap House|
|Chickpea Salad from Caffe Sorrentino|
|Prawns on skewers from Zinc|
|Prawn Pita from Zinc|
|Food Truck Fare from Smokehouse BBQ (@smokehousebb)|
|Prime Rib Stuffed Mini Yorkshire Puddings from On the Rocks|
|MAC Scone Sundae from Fairmount Hotel Macdonald|
|The Hat Signature cupcake (red velvet filled w/ chocolate ganache)|
only available at The Hat made by Delish Custom Cakes and Sweets
|Mocha Cannoli (there will be assorted available)|
from the Italian Bakery Edmonton.
|yummy desserts from the media launch including|
Nutella Cornetto from Caffe Sorrentino
|GF cookies from Molly's Eats Food Truck (@MollysEats)|
In my haste to finish this post (as it has been sitting in my drafts for some time), I almost forgot to mention the two food competitions occurring on July 22 and July 23. On July 22, three local food bloggers (Michelle, Phil and Teresa) will be creating an original food truck entree to be judged by 3 chefs. On July 23, three different food bloggers will be paired off with a chef in a "Cooking with the Stars" BBQ cook-off event. It will likely be a black box competition, mirroring that of Chopped. Cupboards will be stocked with common necessities and it will be an exciting event! So, remember to check it out on July 22 and July 23 starting at 11:30am at Churchill Square. Taste of Edmonton (@TasteofEdm) will also be hosting a draw to win front row seats to either of these cook off events! Follow them on twitter and answer those 3 questions correctly for a chance to win! Drawing occurs this Friday @ 1pm.
Tickets for food items can be purchased from Tix on the Square in advance or in the square on the days of the event. If you purchase them before the event begins than you can enjoy a 10% discount. One sheet is $30 at original price.
Taste of Edmonton starts this Thursday July 19! Hope to see you all there!