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May 2, 2009 06:47 PM

Ontario Sip and Savour - June 16, 2009

Just bought my tickets for me and partner for his birthday. anyone been in the past? what to expect for food/drink - quantity? quality?

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  1. I'm interested to know too...anyone been to the past Sip and Savour events?

    1. I attended last night's Sip and Savour Oakville in support of a local farmers' market project. It was the WORST fundraising and tasting event I have ever attended. For a suggested $30 donation (expected), we got 3 food tickets and 2 drink tickets. There were ONLY 3 food booths (offering TINY portions of stinging nettle soup, tandoori sweet potato, and asian pork lettuce wrap) and 2 drink booths (offering awful Malivoire wine and Trafalgar beer) in TOTAL in attendance! There were no door prizes, no raffles or auctions, no speeches thanking us poor suckers, and no offer of "more" food or drink from the organizers or volunteers. Honestly, it was the most disappointing and boring food-based fundraiser I have ever had the misfortune of attending.

      The Oakville Sip 'n' Savour was held at Coriander Green Indian restaurant and I do not recommend this event under any circumstance!

      This is what I was expecting:

      5 Replies
      1. re: Food Tourist

        Food Tourist - the Oakville Organic Farmer's Market Sip and Savour event that you attended has no affiliation with the Sip & Savour Ontario event that this thread is about. The latter is part of the Ontario Wine Awards, and is a very popular and well-respected event.

        And while we're talking about it, might as well mention that details have been announced for the 2010 edition:

        Thursday, June 17, 2010
        7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
        Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre
        200 Victoria Street, 3rd Floor

        Ticket Price:
        $60.00, plus processing fee – includes all wine tastings and appetizers

        1. re: gregclow

          Thanks Greg..And please note the date is JUNE 17...Is it possible to amend the original posting by changing the date?

          You'll get good food and plenty of unlimited wine...expectorating is expected!

          1. re: Dean Tudor

            We've changed the title to reflect the correct date.

            1. re: The Chowhound Team

              Well, it's still wrong - in fact, more wrong than before - because the title was the date for the 2009 event. Look above and you'll see that the original post was from May 2009.

              1. re: gregclow

                We've changed the title of the original post back to the correct 2009 date. Those interested in this year's event can follow gregclow's link for this year's information.

      2. I attended last year's event at the Distillery District and all the food was wonderful. Sorry I can't remember anything in detail, but there were some uncommon dishes that were fun to try and the chefs were very happy to explain everything. Wines were very good, too. Enjoy!

        Distillery District
        55 Mill St, Toronto, ON M5A, CA