Earlier this month, we partnered with the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario on a Taste of Ontario reception at Queens Park. We brought together tourism stakeholders, decision makers, media and politicians to celebrate the best of Ontario — including it’s local food scene!
Showcasing the best of the province were Chef Ryan O’Donnell from The Prune in Stratford, Chef Shaun Edmonstone from Bruce Wine Bar in Thornbury, Chef Eric Boyar from SixThirtyNine in Woodstock and Chef Owen Steinburg from Harvest Kitchen in Toronto. There was 60hr slow cooked pastrami, Georgian Bay trout ceviche, curiously delicious sunchoke chips with a bazillion sauces and mountains of crunchy kale chips with nuts and blue cheese.
Paired with these delicious offerings were a slew of craft beers from the Ontario Craft Brewers, a great showing of locally pressed ciders (including our new favorite, the hopped cider from Spirit Tree!) from the Ontario Craft Cider Producers, and VQA wines from Niagara and Prince Edward County.
Tourism Day is an integral opportunity for tourism operators to voice their concerns and bolster continued future support from government representatives. Not only a chance to meet with MPPs and Ministers, Tourism Day allows participating members to reaffirm TIAO�s primary goal of positioning the province�s tourism industry for economic growth and prosperity. Together with government, TIAO and its supportive members can showcase Ontario�s tourism industry as an economic driver and job creator.
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