Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Flix + Pix + Plates

I'm a huge supporter of The Culinary Adventure Company (Twitter: @culinaryadvco, Facebook: The Culinary Adventure Company). Having been to several of their tours I must say that they are all very well-organized, fun and one-of-a-kind. Above all, I have never left their gourmet exploits hungry! Awarded Best Culinary Tourism Experience Award in 2012 from Ontario Tourism and currently ranked #3 in Tripadvisor's "Toronto Activities", chef/owner Scott Savoie strives to bring new and unique experiences for all "foodie and adrenaline junkies". Whether you are the laid-back type who enjoys discovering local neighbourhoods and their eclectic food shops / hidden gems ("no tourist traps and no chains") or more of the adventurous type who looks for elaborate culinary adventures (i.e. kayaking to the Toronto Islands for a gourmet dinner picnic or mushroom foraging), I'm confident that The Culinary Adventure Company will have something for you. And you know what? It's actually pretty fun playing tourist in your own city 'cause you can't possibly know...well...everything! For example, it was through The Culinary Adventure Company's Tour of Little Italy two years ago that I discovered Toronto Temperance Society (which is now my favourite cocktail bar)!

The latest culinary program in The Culinary Adventure Company's line-up is a Food, Film, Photography and Digital Media event series called Flix + Pix + Plates. Brought to you by The Culinary Adventure Company and CHEESEWERKS (Twitter: @CHEESEWERKS, Facebook: CHEESEWERKS), the Flix + Pix + Plate series gives food and cheese lovers a chance to enjoy a unique one-night-only dining experience inspired by feature films, food photography and other digital media sources. Flix + Pix + Plate will offer diners an all-inclusive 5-course meal and drink pairings for $65 / pp + HST or $120 per couple. Each film or photography theme will be the inspiration for the menu that evening. Held on the third-Tuesday of the month at CHEESEWERKSguests will watch Ghostbusters in October and JFK in November.

I was invited to Flix + Pix + Plate's media preview dinner a couple of weeks ago at CHEESEWERKS (coincidentally I'm also a big fan of Kevin Durkee aka Big Cheese - check out the extensive tasting menu I had last year at CHEESEWERKS!


Parmesan Herb Truffle Popcorn

Poulet a L'estragon sur Pate Feuilletee

Southern Fried "BLT" on Crostini w/ Lemono Basil Aioli

Mitch's Coney Island Dogs

Time for some Beau's!

Tyson Shaw Slow Cooked BBQ Ribs

New England Clam Chowder Sip w/ CW Grilled Cheese Point

Nova Soctia Smoked Salmon Pizza w/ Goat Cheese, Artichoke + Caramelized Red Onion

Ratatouille Nicoise

S'mores Torching Station

My s'mores :)

Flix + Pix + Plate launches on September 17 at CHEESEWERKS with Kevin Durkee hosting and chef Scott Savoie designing a full evening of food and drink pairings to celebrate the 1991 classic, Fried Green Tomatoes starring Oscar-winners Jessica Tandy and Kathy Bates.

Flix + Pix + Plate is not the only new venture between The Culinary Adventure Company and CHEESEWERKSBeginning this fall, the companies will roll out a full calendar of unique cheese inspired culinary experiences using Toronto, local producers and Canadian cheese:

CHEESE + CHEERS | Sunday School Series | September 22
Enjoy a 3-hour afternoon "classroom" of learning, pairing and appreciating the best of Artisan Cheese, Craft Beer, Wine, Spirits + Drink. Cost $49 / pp + HST

A full day of Craft Beer + Artisan Cheese discovery across the GTA. Jump on a bus to meet local Craft Brew Masters, Cheese Producers + mongers before returning to CHEESEWERKS for a dining and tasting experience. Cost $125 / pp + HST.

MELT THE MARKET | September 27
The most unique way to discover Canadian Cheese and the No. 1 Food Market in the World. Join Chef Scott to shop the market for incredible cheese and ingredients, then meet up with the Big Cheese Kevin to learn how to melt them into Fondue, Racellete and other incredible ooey gooey dishes. Full meal and pairings included. Cost $125 / pp + HST.

For additional information or to book a spot, visit The Culinary Adventure Company website at:

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