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Brickworks 2009 Picnic

itryalot Jul 3, 2009 07:30 AM

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.

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  1. foodyDudey RE: itryalot Jul 3, 2009 07:58 AM

    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 ยป

    For Picnic sales inquiries, please call 416-596-1495 x300.

    1. TorontoJo RE: itryalot Jul 3, 2009 09:05 AM

      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.

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        atomeyes RE: TorontoJo Jul 3, 2009 09:15 AM

        you guys looked like you were DYING from the heat last year (was at the Brickworks that day and people looked hot roasted!)

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          TorontoJo RE: atomeyes Jul 3, 2009 09:19 AM

          It was the humidity that was the killer last year. Gord Martineau's purple shirt was so drenched that it looked black.

          That's probably why I enjoyed the champagne and peach ice cream so much... and went back for seconds!

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          foodyDudey RE: TorontoJo Jul 3, 2009 09:27 AM

          The picnic was on Sept 14 last year but on Oct 4 this time, so I doubt that too much heat will be the issue - it may even be cold by then.

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            millygirl RE: foodyDudey Jul 4, 2009 06:14 AM

            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.

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          itryalot RE: itryalot Jul 7, 2009 05:40 AM

          Thanks all; I and a friend were debating on making a drive down for a girl's day. I think we will pass.

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            Jacquilynne RE: itryalot Jul 7, 2009 07:00 AM

            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.

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              fickle RE: Jacquilynne Jul 7, 2009 07:19 AM

              I agree with Jacquilynne. Loved it and can't wait to go back this year. Here are my pics from last year's event so you can see what it was like:

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                DRD RE: fickle Jul 7, 2009 09:33 AM

                Add my agreement - crowded, but not uncomfortably so and no long line-ups. Totally enjoyed it, and immediately after was telling friends that they must attend next year!

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                  millygirl RE: DRD Jul 7, 2009 10:55 AM

                  If you attended the first and second year, you would know what I'm talking about. Having said that, the price is fair.

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