Saturday, November 12, 2016

St. Lawrence Market's Evening at the Market 2016

Presented by the St. Lawrence Market, the annual Evening at the Market took place on Thursday, November 10th, in support of charitable partner Second Harvest. From 7-10pm at the historic South Market, guests experienced a one-of-a-kind culinary adventure featuring tasting dishes from all 64 St. Lawrence Market merchants.

 Tickets to the fundraiser are $75 and include all food and drink for the event. Due to incredible positive response, the event sold out two weeks in advance and has raised $30,000 for Second Harvest!

Stunning chandeliers dotting the ceiling at Evening at the Market.

Live entertainment at Evening at the Market included aerial circus performances by Zero Gravity Circus.

As well as jazz performances by The Yonge Kings 

Below is a recap of Evening at the Market where my friend and I enjoyed a variety of dishes from the upper and lower levels of the South Market. Sadly, I missed the cooking demonstrations from chef Claudio Aprile; I was too caught up with eating everything and totally forgot about it! :(

Unlimited beer and wine provided by Brick Brewery and Santa Margherita Wines

Caramelized honey ribs & spicy Korean beef

Bacon bites & marinated chicken

Peameal bacon sandwich sliders, grilled smoked peameal & gouda sandwiches on rye, and mini pourakias

Calamari & coleslaw

Steamed mussels

Ontario wines from Peller Estates

Ribs with coleslaw

Shrimp & Canadian snow crab claws

Canadian maple syrup and maple cookie

Kangaroo & camel, turkey & duck, lamb & water buffalo meatballs

Traditional Spanish paella & empanadas

We tried the Waterloo Double-Double Doppelbock and Waterloo Grapefruit Radler for the first time. Loved them both!

Country-style ham, polish, village &  debrecyna sausages

Pasta in Parmesan wheel and roasted pig

Portuguese custard tarts

Rotisserie & grilled chicken, parisien potatoes, chicken rissois, codfish cakes

Sausage rolls

Roasted Ontario sunchokes and caramelized shallots with spicy blistered cherry tomatoes

Cheese tasting skewers

Bubble tea, vegetable juices, smoothies, lemonade

Peameal bacon, smoked salmon ciabatta sliders, Portuguese custard tarts

50+ types of honey sampling

Pumpkin blondies

Fresh pizza and pasta

Apple tart, honey cake, blackforest cookie

Chocolate and banana crepe

St. Lawrence Market fruit and vegetable sculpture

Evening at the Market celebrates cultural diversity and creativity, and provides a taste of the unique and delicious foods from our rich and diverse communities, right at the St. Lawrence Market. With a much bigger turnout than last year, I hope Evening at the Market will continue to grow bigger and better with each coming year! 

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

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