It’s a culinary celebration no foodie will want to miss! The Elora Mill, one of Canada’s most coveted accommodations, is set to host the much-anticipated 20th Anniversary of Food Day Canada on August, 3, 2023. The event promises to be an extravaganza that will energize taste buds and show off the nation’s incredible gastronomic heritage. During the event, the historic town of Elora, renowned for its scenic beauty and charm, will transform into a culinary haven, attracting food enthusiasts from across the province.
Food Day Canada is a cherished initiative that honors the country’s culinary greats, local producers, and chefs who champion Canadian ingredients. This annual culinary celebration is held on the first Saturday of August. It was started by Anita Stewart, a renowned Canadian food writer, and culinary activist. Food Day Canada encourages people to celebrate and appreciate the abundance of fresh, locally grown food that Canada has to offer. It highlights the efforts of farmers, chefs, and other food producers who play a crucial role in shaping the nation’s culinary landscape.
During Food Day Canada, restaurants, communities, and individuals across the country come together to organize various food-related events, such as special menus featuring local ingredients, farmers’ markets, food festivals, and cooking demonstrations. It is an opportunity for Canadians to connect with their food heritage, support local businesses, and showcase the unique flavors and culinary traditions of different regions.
In honor of Food Canada, on August 3rd, 2023, the Elora Mill will host a sensational evening showcasing the wonderful variety of Canadian ingredients while also highlighting the region’s dynamic food culture and emphasis on sustainable practices.
The talented culinary team at Elora Mill has prepared a flavorful menu that features a sumptuous spectrum of dishes that puts the spotlight on regional flavors. Guests will be able choose from a thoughtful menu of succulent maritime seafood to delectable Alberta beef. There’s also the option to enjoy the four-course meal with a carefully curated wine pairing for an additional fee.
Highlights of the Elora Mill Anita Stewart Gala will include:
1. Cocktail Reception: Savor innovative cocktails and be among the first to indulge in delectable appetizers that exemplify the unique flavors of our region.
2. Signature Dinner: Immerse yourself in a multi-course dining experience specially crafted by our culinary team, showcasing the freshest locally sourced ingredients.
3. Exclusive Interviews: Get up-close and personal with renowned chefs, industry leaders, and culinary enthusiasts, facilitating insightful conversations and building invaluable connections.
4. Live Entertainment: Enjoy live music and performances throughout the evening, creating a vibrant ambiance that will surely leave you with cherished memories.
5. Silent Auction: Bid on exceptional delights such as culinary experiences, unique wines, and other treasures, with all proceeds supporting local community initiatives.
Can’t wait until August 3? On August 1, 2023, from 4pm to 10pm the Elora Mill will partner with Food Day Canada, The Evelyn, and the Elora Community to present “Elora’s longest BBQ” on the Jack R. Macdonald Bridge in the city’s downtown Elora. The event will feature local chefs coming together to shine a light on regional ingredients. The focus of the event is affordable delicious food open to all ages and will also feature live entertainment, a beer garden, a fun zone for kids, and a variety of family-friendly experiences.