Sneak Peak: The 2014 Locavore Lunch

It’s that time of year again folks…  We’re gearing up for our annual Ontario Culinary Tourism Summit — back for it’s 6th year! This year, we’re heading to apple country –that’s The Blue Mountains, home of The Apple Pie Trail — to indulge in a little learning and a lot of local eats.  Curious to see who’s on the roster?  Check out our Taste Makers here. The highlight for many people, every year, or so we here, is the all-local lunch.  It’s a great way to end a day full of innovations, discoveries and networking. IMG_20140821_141824[1]This year’s lunch is a Taste of Georgian Bay, served up by Executive Chef Andrew Carter of Pottery Restaurant and The Blue Mountain Resort Group.   Andrew graduated from Humber College in 1992 the top 5% of is class.  He went on to apprentice under Japanese chef, Tom Isogai at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Markham.  During his apprenticeship he won 2 gold medals and a silver at the Niagara Chefs Association Salon and Taste of Canada. Andrew is a strong believer in letting food tell a story.  “Using fresh local ingredients is essential, I’m inspired by how elegant something simple can be, you don’t need heavy sauces or creams to make a dish.”

The area is a microclimate for growing apples thanks the escarpment and lakeside meeting. Orchards abound — as does apple pie!

There’ll be house baked potato rosemary bread and heaps of locally grown salad with fresh greens from local favorites: The New Farm, dried Muskoka cranberries, Gordon’s Goat Cheese (winners of the Premier’s Agrifood Award!) dressed with Goldsmith Orchards apple cider.  We’ll also be indulging in that time honoured cottage country tradition: late summer corn! A Taste of Georgian Bay wouldn’t be complete with Rainbow Trout from Kolapore Springs – and Chef is preparing his with white wine from Coffin Ridge Winery just down the road.  Not a fan of fish? There’ll also be King Farms pork served alongside lovely Northwoods woodland mushrooms and herby new potatoes from The New Farm. For dessert, Chef took inspiration from the areas plentiful apple orchards and will be serving up Apple Cheesecake with Goldsmith Orchards apples and Grandma Lambe’s infamous Strawberry Rhubarb Pie!   The area has so much to give, so make sure to come and get a taste of Georgian Bay November 12th at the 6th annual Ontario Culinary Tourism Summit! Advanced tickets only.  Get your tickets at:  
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