There’s A Butter Tart Bonanza Enroute!

UPDATE: Who knew such a little morsel could garner so much hype? We’re overwhelmed by all the sweet excitement!A� So much so, that we’ve opened up this media tasting to the public.A� Yes, that’s you!A�

Join us, August 15th at 2:00pm at Tartistry and help celebrate what is surely Ontario’s favorite sugary snack!


OCTA is rounding up Ontario’s best butter tarts for a sugary sweet showcase of what the province has to offer!

There has been a lot of discussion around butter tarts in the last couple weeks.A� Who did it first? Where’s the best one? Raisins or pecans?

Well, we’re turning this sticky situation sweet by bringing some of the most passionate and talented butter tart experts together in one room to help launch a campaign to officially name June 2014 National Buttertart Month.

How sweet it is to work together!

?I�m always asked what Ontario�s signature dish is�it�s hard.A�A�Alberta has their beef, the East Coast has seafood, Quebec has maple syrup�I think our calling card is a sweet one.A�A�From ice wine to honey to the humble butter tart, we offer the traveller a seriously sweet adventure. Working collectively, in partnership, we can build a really strong food identity for Ontario and a great series of programming for 2014? said OCTA’s Executive Director Rebecca LeHeup.

On August 15th, OCTA, alongside The Butter Tart Trail, Tartistry, The Kawartha-Northumberland Butter Tart Tour, and The Best Butter Tart Festival are coming together forA�an afternoon celebrating Ontario�s signature dessert.

Stay tuned!

About The Butter Tart Trail

Who doesn’t like a rich, decadently-sinful butter tart, and on this self-guided road tour, there are at least a dozen varieties you’ll come across. There are also other inventions you may encounter: doggy butter tart treats, pottery trays in homage to the butter tart and scents inspired by them. You may even chance upon a butter tart sundae. It’s an exploration of all things “butter tart” in one variation or another.

Check out their website or follow them on TwitterA�@SimplyExplore.

About Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Tour

Treat yourself to the sweet life in Kawarthas Northumberland while biting into some of the province�s best butter tarts. The Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Tour (, featuring over 30 stops–is fresh from the oven and ready to explore.

Check out theirA�websiteA�or follow them on Twitter @perfectwknds.

About Tartistry

This Etobicoke shop makes over 12 varieties of sticky, sweet tarts made with the purest ingredients only such as local butter and real bourbon vanilla. They were part of an integral campaign to officially name June 1st as National Butter Tart Day.

Check out theirA�websiteA�or follow them on TwitterA�@tartistry1.

About The Best Butter Tart Festival

This community run festival happens on Father�s Day weekend, bringing together all manner of butter tart lovers for a bake sale, artisan market, and entertainment all culminating in one massive butter tart smack down.

Check out theirA�website.

About The Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance

OCTA is a not for profit devoted to connecting taste-makers, sharing their stories & sparking delicious developments in culinary tourism. Along with our member destinations, we are actively contributing to our province�s edible history by creating fruitful relationships in communities across the province �from the farm up � to cultivate a better, more delicious Ontario.

Follow us on Twitter @OCTA_Licious!


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