Monday, November 2, 2015

Evening at the Market Tickets Giveaway - CLOSED

I'm giving away a PAIR of tickets valued at $150 to Evening at the Market, an exclusive culinary experience in support of FoodShare Toronto, taking place at St. Lawrence Market on Thursday, November 12 from 7 to 10PM. Attendees will experience the unique offerings from merchants of the Market and be treated to great food, drinks, and live entertainment.

Returning after its successful debut in 2012 and in support of its charitable partner, FoodShare Toronto, Evening at the Market is about showcasing and celebrating the best and freshest local ingredients offered by the world-renowned merchants at the St. Lawrence Market (Twitter: @StLawrenceMkt, Facebook: St Lawrence Market). During Evening at the Market, the historic South Market building will be the stage for live entertainment including aerial performances from Zero Gravity Circus, jazz from The Yonge Kings and cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs Lynn Crawford (@CHEF_LYNN) and Lora Kirk (@LORAKIRK2). 

With specialties from over 50 merchants, there is something for everyone at Evening at the Market. Here's a sneak peek of what's going to be offered (with more surprise menu items to come):

Alex Farm Products - Tomato, bocconcini & cucumber skewers
A Bisket A Basket - Mixed green salad with assorted dressings, baguette with mushroom & truffle dip, a variety of jams & marmalades
Aren't We Sweet! - "Gâteau de Soirée" - Vanilla bourbon French pastry cream square
Brown Brothers Meats & Poultry - Ribs with coleslaw
Buster's Sea Cove - Seafood orzo
Caviar Direct - Potato crisp with crème fresh & caviar
Crepe It Up Café - "The Market Crepe" - spinach, mushroom & cheese, "The Paris Crepe" - chocolate hazelnuts & banana
Cruda Café - Key lime pie tarts, pumpkin pie tarts
Carnicero's Inc. - Chicken mole tacos, pulled pork tacos, Texas chili tacos, oven roasted bacon
Carousel Bakery - Peameal bacon on ciabatta bread, smoked salmon on ciabatta bread, Portuguese custards
Chris' Cheese Mongers - Fondue
Churrasco's - Rotisserie chicken, parisien potatoes, chicken rissois, codfish cakes
Di Liso Fine Meats - Wagyu beef and Miami style shortribs prepared by celebrity chef Toben of Toben Food by Design
Domino Foods - Baci chocolates handmade on-site by Chef Christian Pritchard of Aurora Imports
Domenic's Fish - Crab cakes with chipotle sauce
European Delights - Latkes with sour cream & smoked salmon, perogies
Everyday Gourmet - Coffee, lattes, cappuccino & espresso
Eve's Temptations - Miini chocolate éclairs, French macarons
Harbourfront Foods - Roasted root vegetables prepared George Brown College Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts
Honey World - Sampling over 50 types of honey
Kozlik's Canadian Mustard - Lobster bisque & mustard bread
La Boucherie Fine Meats Inc. - Mini burgers, chicken nuggets, sausages
Lively Life International Fine Foods - "Unwrapped" chipotle pork burrito, fudge brownie squares
Luba's Coffee Boutique - A variety of coffee & tea
Mike's Fish Market - Tuna tartar, smoked salmon, oysters
Olympic Cheese Mart - Macaroni and cheese with truffle oil
Peter's Natural Health Foods - Mixed vegetable chips, caramel popcorn, cchocolate covered raisins, peanut butter brittle, mixed nuts
Ponesse Foods - Large strawberries dipped in dark chocolate
Pasta Mia - Filled pasta with rosé sauce or tomato sauce, coffee & tea
Quik Sushi – Sushi, dumplings, vegetable tempura
Rube's Rice - Paella
Sausage King – Sausages, double-smoked bacon sliders
Scheffler's Meats & Delicatessen - Alpine Swiss cheese raclette melted on to a crostini, spaghetti tossed inside a carved out parmesan wheel, served alongside homemade porchetta, in house port-wine infused English stilton
Seafront Fish Market - Oysters shucked by Guinness Wold Record Holder Patrick McMurray (@ShuckerPaddy)
The Souvenir Market - Maple cookies & other maple products
St. Lawrence Market Juice Bar - Bubble tea, vegetable juices, smoothies, lemonade
St. Lawrence Pizza & Pasta - Ravioli with pesto sauce &tomato sauce, a variety of gourmet pizzas
St. Lawrence Uppercut Meat Packers - Country-style ham, Polish, village & debrecyna sausages
St. Urbain Bagel - A variety of fresh bagels served with cream cheese & smoked salmon, spinach & feta cheese
Ukrainian Store Dnister - Cabbage rolls, crepes, perogies, homemade kielbasa, a variety of salads
Uno Mustachio - Eggplant parmigiana, mini veal sandwiches, pasta with meat sauce
Urban Fresh - Chicken liver mousse on a purple potato chip with pomegranate mustard & purple radish seedlings
Whitehouse Meats – A variety of sliders - kangaroo, venison & duck
Wine Country Merchants - Ontario Wines from Peller Estates
Witteveen Meats - Beretta Farms roast beef, marinated chicken wings, bacon bites
Yianni's Kitchen - Stuffed saganaki, apple fritters with cinnamon
Ying Ying Soy Food - Mini spicy tofu shish kebobs
Yip's Kitchen - Mini spring rolls with plum sauce, dumplings

1) You MUST be following me (@foodieyu) on Twitter
2) Tweet the following sentence, exactly as shown, nothing before or after it: 

I want to win a pair of tickets to "Evening at the Market" at @StLawrenceMkt from @foodieyu! #fjcatthemarket

1. For your entry to be valid, you need to tweet the above sentence exactly as shown
2. You may tweet once a day for the duration of the contest. Re-tweeting others do NOT count as a valid entry
3. Contest is tracked by the #fjcatthemarket hashtag. If you don't see your tweet in the hashtag stream it means there is no entry from you. Read this to find out the possible reasons why your tweets are not showing up

Contest starts on Monday, November 2 and ends on Monday, November 9 at 12PM. 
One lucky winner will be chosen randomly from and I will announce the winner shortly after.

GOOD LUCK!!! ^_^

Tickets for Evening at the Market are on sale and can be purchased online through, in person at the St. Lawrence Market administrative office (105 The Esplanade), and through the merchants of the St. Lawrence Market, South Market. Tickets are $75 (including taxes and fees) and include all food and drinks for the event. 

St. Lawrence Market is a renowned international food market featuring 120 merchants, vendors and farmers, offering the freshest produce, meats and specialty items. Serving residents of Toronto and international visitors since 1803, the Market is regularly recognized as one of Toronto's most popular destinations, and was ranked the number one food market in the world by National Geographic.