Culinary Destination: A Taste of Burlington 2017

Culinary Destination: A Taste of Burlington 2017
01 Feb 2017

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Wendy and I headed out to the Taste of Burlington launch event tonight at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

This was my 3rd year attending the launch event for Burlington’s Winter Taste Of program. New for 2017, Tourism Burlington is focusing their efforts on the Winter Taste of event, and have discontinued the summer program.

It was great seeing Linda, Sid, Davindra, Christine, Carin, and Solmaz.

20 restaurants all assembled into The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, and 350 people got to try out the offerings from each restaurant.

Mississippi Bends entertained us with sweet covers of rock classics.

Our favourite eats

With so many restaurants to sample, it was tough to narrow them all down. Here were some of our favourites:

taste cellis osteria

Celli’s Osteria
Braised beef over polenta finished with gremolata.

Celli’s Osteria is located at 421 Brant Street in Burlington.

taste ivy bar

Ivy Bar + Kitchen
Crab and blue cheese crusted steak – locally raised flat iron steak, honey glazed brussels sprouts, grilled pepper, duck fat fingerling potatoes, roasted garlic and rosemary jus.

Ivy Bar + Kitchen is located at 3330 South Service Road in Burlington.

taste greenhouse at rbg

Greenhouse Cafe @ RBG
Roasted red pepper and red lentil soup & curried chickpea salad with minted yogurt on flat bread.

Greenhouse Cafe @ RBG is located at 680 Plains Road West in Burlington.

Alloro at Holiday Inn Burlington
Maple glazed slow roasted pork belly served in a steamed Bao bun, garnished green onion, fresh coriander, pickled julienne carrot and pickled cucumber, garlic hoison sauce.

Alloro at Holiday Inn Burlington is located at 3063 South Service Road in Burlington.

taste downtown bistro

Downtown Bistro & Grill
Crispy jambalaya with a creole tomato sauce.

Downtown Bistro & Grill is located at 441 Elizabeth Street in Burlington.

taste rayhoon

Rayhoon Persian Eatery
Pomegranate hummus served on top of a Persian flat bread.

Rayhoon Persian Eatery is located at 420 Pearl Street in Burlington.

Stone House Restaurant
Moroccan lamb shank, slowly braised with dates and apricots, pearl couscous and honey vanilla yogurt.

Stone House Restaurant is located at 3106 South Service Road in Burlington.

taste turtle jacks

Turtle Jack’s
Lake Rosseau butter tart, rich pure butter and sweet brown sugar filling, surrounded with a melt in your mouth flaky pastry.

Turtle Jack’s is located at 1900 Appleby Line and 900 Maple Avenue in Burlington.

taste pintoh

Pintoh Cuisine
Stuffed massaman curry roti with chicken and sweet potato, served with carrot slaw.

Pintoh Cuisine is located at 399 Elizabeth Street, Unit #1 in Burlington.

taste nickel brook

Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
It was great to see Nickel Brook at the launch. They were sampling: Blonde Cause & Effect, Naughty Neighbour American Pale Ale, and Head Stock India Pale Ale. As well as these three featured beers, they also had Green Apple Beer, Über Berliner Style Weisse, Lux Lager, Raspberry Über Style Weisse, and Babbling Brook’s Root Beer (non-alcoholic).

Nickel Brook Brewing Co. is located at 864 Drury Lane in Burlington.

Get a taste of this prix fixe event!

A Taste of Burlington will be running from February 20th to March 12th. 35 of Burlington’s best eateries will be offering a prix fixe menu. Lunches are $15 or $20, and dinners are $30, $35 or $40.

More info can be found at

Mark your calendar folks… you are not going to want to miss A Taste Of Burlington.

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Craig Silva

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  1. Looks like a fun event.

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