RELISH The Foodie Event
September 14 and September 15
RELISH The Foodie Event is a two-day, food-centric event taking place in the North parking lot at Cloverdale Mall on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm daily (rain or shine). Sponsored by the Toronto Star’s The Kit, this free to attend event centered around food truck-hopping will tempt one’s taste buds, fill one’s belly and no doubt, put all foodies into a legit food coma!
MEET OUR CELEBRITY CHEFS:
Event Host: Chef Shahir Massoud
Chefs: Chef Rob Gentile, Chef Grant van Gameren and Chef Cory Vitiello
ON STAGE COOKING PRESENTATIONS:
12:00 pm Chef Rob Gentile
Homemade Fregola with clams, bone marrow & kale.
1:15 pm Chef Shahir Massoud
Burgundy braised turkey thighs with cauliflower puree.
2:15 pm Chef Rob Gentile
Fresh cavatelli pasta with garden tomato sauce
3:30 pm Chef Cory Vitiello
Summer Shellfish Boil with Clams, Prawns, Mussels, Tomato, Saffron & Fresh Herbs
5:15pm Chef Cory Vitiello
Fresh Crushed Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho with Buffalo Mozzarella / Grilled Sour Dough with Garden Pea Hummus, Sheep’s Milk Cheese, Olive Oil & Za’atar
12:00 pm Chef Grant van Gameren
Sea bream ceviche verde. Avocado, English peas, cucumber, cilantro, basil, nori, lime.
1:15 pm Chef Shahir Massoud
Roasted tarragon Turkey breast with pancetta vinaigrette and fennel cream.
2:15 pm Chef Grant van Gameren
Cumbraes dry aged ribeye served with coal roasted whole sweet potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes, onions with olive oil, sea salt and lime.
3:30 pm Chef Cory Vitiello
Late Summer Vegetable Salad with Warm Tomato Vinaigrette / Pan Fried Brioche Bread Pudding with Niagara Peaches, Mint & Pistachio
5:15 pm Chef Cory Vitiello
Chicken Cutlets, Warm Baby Potato & Summer Squash Salad with Pancetta, Dill & Grilled Lemons
Indulge in tasty and mouth-watering food from the top FOOD TRUCKS in the city including:
Crêpe Street (sweet and savoury crêpes and milkshakes)
Delight Bite (burritos, tacos, quesadillas and poutine)
Dogg Shoppe T.O. (upscale hot dogs and loaded fries)
Espeto Brazil (Brazilian street food)
Get Your Own Taters (handcrafted toppings and signature sauces over the humble tater tots)
Harry’s Burgers (Serving the juiciest and most flavourful burgers in the city. Harry’s Burgers is co-owned by Grant van Gameren, Robin Goodfellow and Nate Young.)
Holy Cannoli (traditional Sicilian cannoli, fresh filled with sweet ricotta cream)
Meltdown Cheesery (gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches)
The Arepa Republic (Venezuelan arepas and empanadas)
The Kathi Roll Express (globally influenced Indian street food)
Tim Hortons (fresh brewed coffee in exchange for a donation to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation)
Los Vietnamita* (Mexican-Vietnamese fusion. *Sunday only)
Shop our artisanal TASTEMAKER’S MARKET, in partnership with BRIKA, featuring:
Eat My Shortbread (Unforgettable shortbread and shortbread based treats, handmade in small batches in a nut free commercial kitchen.)
Kinsip House of Fine Spirits (Farm based craft distillery specializing in farm to glass spirits. Kinsip also produces a wide range of cocktail bitters and a wonderful range of whisky barrel aged maple syrup.)
Ontario Honey Creations (Local beekeepers specializing in seasonal terror honeys from bee yards throughout Toronto and the GTA.)
AbeilleWraps (Canadian made beeswax wraps, a natural and sustainable alternative to plastic wrap for food storage.)
GUUD HUMMUS (Local, organic hummus. Mascot The6ixpea says: “Life’s too short for bad hummus!”)
Eat These Pickles (Locally made pickled goods.)
Fresh Pops (A mother, daughter team with a passion for making delicious, all-natural popsicles!)
Kultivar & Co. (Small batch artisanal hot sauce, hot honey and more made from hot peppers we grow ourselves.)
Burner Fire Sauce (A Local Top Shelf Craft Pepper Sauce Made With The Finest Ingredients.)
Snack Conscious (100% plant based and delicious.)
Damiens Sauces (Damien is a craftsman. A chef. A non-buff health buff. Damien believes perfection is attained through balance – in life and on tongue. Heat with flavour. Sweet with tart. With Damien in your life, you will never eat a dull meal again.)
Pick Up Some Fresh Flowers
Pick your own bouquet, pick-a-flower, or grab-and-go with fresh cut blooms and ready-to-go bouquets showcased inside Lou-Lou’s Flower Truck’s baby-blue 1966 Chevy pickup and on a beautiful flower cart from Metro.
Eat and shop your way through Relish The Foodie Event and receive a coveted Food Coma Ready ball cap!
Collect five stamps from five different Food Truck and/or Tastemakers Market vendors and redeem your completed foodie card inside the shopping centre at the Cloverdale Common (located next to Service Ontario). While quantities last.
Food-themed Painting Competitions
Pop by the Arts Etobicoke tent at 4:15 pm and 6:00 pm, both days, to witness a delicious Painting Competition between the extremely talented students from Etobicoke School of the Arts. Watch as they duke it out in a food-themed paint off and cast a vote for the painting you think should reign supreme. The students will only have 45 minutes to complete their masterpiece, which will then be available for sale all weekend at the Arts Etobicoke tent!
FUN FOR THE LITTLE FOODSTERS
Bento Box Creations with Metro
In our Little Foodsters tent sponsored by Metro, enjoy hands-on food fun! Metro is taking the stress out of packing a wholesome kid-friendly lunch with a bento lunch box activation! Little Foodsters can fill their boxes with fresh ingredients like fruits, veggies and add their choice of a sweet or salty treat. To top it off, kids can cut their sandwiches filled with nut-free butter and jam into cool designs like hearts or dinosaurs! Metro is passionate about emphasizing the value of healthy eating at a young age. Of course, teaching kids the responsibility of packing and organizing their lunch will save mom and dad time as well!
Hands-on plating experience for kids with Chef Cory Vitiello
Aspiring Little Chefs may take part in a unique experience with Chef Cory Vitiello in the Little Foodsters tent on Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 pm. Little Foodsters will have the opportunity to make vegetarian sushi rolls and vegetarian rice paper & lettuce wraps in a fun plating experience with Chef Cory Vitiello. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Registration will open in September.
Mouse City Cloverdale
Little Foodsters are invited to take part in a fun model city-building experience. Aspiring builders will help construct a model neighbourhood using recyclable materials incorporating the structures and outdoors spaces they wish to see in the future Cloverdale community. Located in the Cloverdale Common tent. No registration required.
Food Art Fun with Arts Etobicoke
Create a “yummy” piece of art with Arts Etobicoke, a local community arts organization providing accessible arts experiences to the people of West Toronto.
Psssst! Check out our deeeelish Highlight Reel from 2018!