July 14, 2018: Every year, The Feast of St. Lawrence hosts a scrumptious fine dining event on Front Street in downtown Toronto. This year’s “Dinner Under the Stars” is held on August 10, 2018.
This is an exclusive, al fresco fine dining event for charity. Two hundred and fifty guests will be seated at two continuous tables on Front Street (between Scott and Church Street) and served a sumptuous five-course dinner prepared by chefs from some of the top restaurants in the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood including Biff’s Bistro, Farmr, ARDO, The Hot House Restaurant, The Omni King Edward Hotel, Pearl Diver, The Sultan’s Tent and George Brown College. Wine pairings from Prince Edward County vineyards and Creemore Springs beer will be served with the dinner and CC Lounge will present a special Whisky tasting bar. The 18-piece JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band will provide added ambiance in the beautifully illuminated Berczy Park lounge area. The event begins with a reception featuring hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer starting at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 11:00 p.m. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Second Harvest.
Tickets are $200 and are on sale now!
Purchase tickets: https://www.showpass.com/feast-of-st-lawrence-dinner-under-the-stars/
By Phone: call 416 410 9242
Location: Front Street East (between Scott and Church Street)
Friday, August 10, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
On July 14, several food bloggers and influencers were treated to a special walking tour to four of the participating restaurants as a preview to taste and see what was going to be offered as part of the The Feast of St. Lawrence.
It was a pleasure to attend this fun walking media tour! 😀 It was three hours of eating and sampling and walking around Old Town Toronto and getting to know the culinary scene in this area of Toronto.
The very first stop that day was at Pearl Diver (100 Adelaide St E) where we were able to sample oysters! We were given a quick run-down on the oysters and watched a demonstration on how to shuck an oyster.
The oysters were delicious!! We were able to sample the Malpec and Fanny Bay oysters. A giant Dam Big oyster was also put on display for us.
The second stop was to the prestigious Omni King Edward Hotel (37 King St E) where we were able to get a sampling of the main entree that would be served at the event. It was a dish of ancient grain and hazelnut clusters, roasted summer vegetables, charred pickled onion, petit tender – beef, with chimichurri crema.
I loved the presentation of the sample dishes and especially that of the actual entree too. It was gorgeously plated and planned out. The ingredients were so fresh and delicate as well. The petit tender beef was so good too.
Stop number three was to Farmr (140A The Esplanade), a caterer and eatery focused on local farmers where we were able to try the Pickled Watermelon Salad assembled with local tomatoes, cucumber, arugula, finger chilies, tomato vinaigrette, and micro basil. It was the perfect light and refreshing salad and especially fit for those who would be indulging in food all night long. I liked the patio space at Farmr as well.
The fourth and final stop was to CC Lounge and Whisky Bar (45 Front St E) where we were able to taste the “Cocktail Toronto” made with J.P. Wiser’s Deluxe, triple Sec, Lillet Liquor, and fresh lemon. It was quite the show to watch general manager Christina DeBonis make the whiskey cocktails.
The Cocktail Toronto was very good too. I’m not a huge whiskey connoisseur, but this was light and delicious with the fresh lemon in it. We were also served some French fries too.
I was so grateful to be able to attend this media walking tour, a first experience for me. I love trying out different restaurants and to be able to try out four in one afternoon was so much fun. Thank you so much for inviting me! Remember, if you want to try out this one-of-a-kind feast with dozens of other food connoisseurs, be sure to click the link and register yourself a spot at the Feast of St. Lawrence!
FTC Disclaimer: Although The Feast of St. Lawrence reached out and invited me to the event as a media guest, the opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of the organization.