Brickworks 2009 Picnic
Wow - did I see correctly $110. That seems like an awful lot (even though I know it is a fundraiser). Worth it? For two of us at $220, I am hesitant especially thinking about how hot it might be.
In the early 90's, the Feast of Fields picnic was around $100 so spending $110 now seems like a good deal. But I'm not sure how this picnic compares to those early Feast of Fields events I attended.
Where did you see the $110 price? From the http://www.evergreen.ca/picnic/ prices are as low as $80. Nobody says you have to wait until Aug 14 to get tickets.
Early registration price (until August 14):
$90 per person
Special price for Slow Food Toronto members and Evergreen donors (until August 14):)
$80 per person
(Each ticketholder must be a current SFT member or have donated to Evergreen within the past 12 months.
Regular price (as of August 15):
$110 per person
Purchase tickets online »
For Picnic sales inquiries, please call 416-596-1495 x300.
It's $90 for non-members if you buy before August. It's the same price as last year, and I can wholeheartedly say that last year's picnic was worth every penny. It was hot last year, but at least the entire event is shaded under the canopy, so you don't have to worry about baking in the sun.
I've been 2 years in a row and thinking I might pass this time around. I found last year was a little overcrowded and more importantly, the chefs were not showing the same creativity as in the past. I felt that, like similar events, it was better in the first year.
Having said that, this year I believe they are doing an ethnic theme, which does sort of intrigue me.
And yes, I was one of those people DYING from the humidity.
I thought last year's event was fantastic. The place was crowded, in the sense of lots of people milling about, but I never really found my way blocked by people, nor did I find there were really line-ups or waits anywhere -- you could just walk right up any booth and talk to people or get your sample. The only exception to that was the Jamie Kennedy booth.
I hadn't been in previous years, so maybe it wasn't as super fantastic as it has been in the past, but it was still fantastic, and absolutely worth every penny from a food perspective. It was like having a 90 course tasting menu.