Tuesday, November 17, 2015

St. Lawrence Market's Evening at the Market 2015

St. Lawrence Market's Evening at the Market took place last Thursday, November 12, in support of FoodShare Toronto, a non-profit organization that works with communities and schools to deliver healthy food and food education. 

From 7pm to 10pm and $75 pp, guests enjoyed a culinary journey exploring and savouring all of the great menu items throughout the Upper and Lower levels of the historic South Market.

Evening at the Market also had special live entertainment such as the spectacular circus feats performed by artists from Zero Gravity Circus,

Amalia Leandro aka DJ Amalia spinning sets,

And fantastic music performances from The Yonge Kings Jazz Band.

Unlimited food and drinks under beautiful chandeliers at the Market - this certainly does not happen everyday!

Below is a recap of Evening at the Market where I enjoyed a variety of chef-inspired creations from the merchants of the Market. It was nearly impossible to try everything but I tried my best! I started off with drinks at the upper level of the Market:

Unlimited beer and wine provided by Amsterdam Brewery and Union Wines.

Oysters shucked by Guinness World Record Holder Patrick McMurray

Wagyu beef and Miami short ribs prepared by celebrity chef Toben of Toben Food by Design

Tuna tartar, smoked salmon, oysters

Ontario wines from Peller Estates

Seafood orzo

Macaroni and cheese with truffle oil

Ravioli with pesto sauce and tomato sauce, variety of gourmet pizzas

Mini burgers, chicken nuggets, sausages

Lobster bisque and mustard bread

Rotisserie chicken, parisien potatoes, chicken rissois, codfish cakes

Spinach and cheese pies, paddies puffs, peameal bacon sliders, Hogtown Beer and Waterloo Dark Beer

Sausage & double-smoked bacon sliders

FAMILY FOODS - Grapes with sour cream & brown sugar
PONESSE FOODS - Baby banana dipped in dark chocolate

Chicken liver mousse on a purple potato chip with pomegranate mustard and purple radish seedlings

Traditional cheesecake, shortbread, rumballs

Ribs with coleslaw

Beretta Farms roast beef

Pork belly tacos

Slider World - A variety of sliders - Kangaroo, venison and duck

Variety of fresh bagels served with cream cheese and smoked salmon, spinach and feta cheese

Peameal bacon on ciabatta bread, smoked salmon on ciabatta bread, Portuguese custard tarts

After Carousel Bakery, we headed to the Lower level of the Market where celebrity chef Lora Kirk was leading a cooking demonstration.

I also spotted celebrity chef Lynn Crawford chatting with fans.

Fundraising silent auction items for FoodShare Toronto included special gift certificates and unique experiences.

We were pretty stuffed already but we soldiered on. More fooooooood!

"The Market Crepe" - Spinach, mushroom and cheese
"The Paris Crepe" - Chocolate hazelnuts and banana

Sushi, dumplings, vegetable tempura

Coffee, lattes, cappuccino & espresso

Poached pear in wine, beet root carpaccio. Prepared by George Brown College Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts

"Gateau de Soiree" - Vanilla bourbon French pastry cream square

Mini spring rolls with plum sauce, dumplings

Potato crisp with creme fresh and caviar

Eggplant parmigiana, mini veal sandwiches, pasta with meat sauce

Bubble tea, vegetable juices, smoothies, lemonade

Stuffed saganaki, apple fritters with cinnamon

Eat good. Do good. Feel good. St. Lawrence Market's Evening at the Market celebrated local food and its importance to Toronto. It was an incredibly fun night out that showcased the best that St. Lawrence Market merchants have to offer. I'm looking forward to attending Evening at the Market again next year!

 *Tickets to this event was complimentary.The opinions and views expressed on this post are my own*