For the second year, we celebrated all things local at Taste Real's annual Local Food Fest on the beautiful grounds of Ignatius Jesuit Centre. It was a great way to kick off the first weekend of the summer!
Back by popular demand, our local food offering included:
WILD GRAPE LEAVES
brown rice, carrot, tomatoes, mint, parsley, dill & green garlic
At this time of year, wild grape leaves are young and tender. They're at their peak season for our hand-rolled grape leaves. We serve them with Cucumber-Yogurt Salad, which makes for a cool and refreshing side. To prepare the salad, we strain the yogurt overnight to remove most of the whey and give it a thicker texture. To finish the salad we add an abundance of fresh herbs, and a generous spike of lemon juice.
This year we decided to add a second item to our menu:
BLUE COLLARD WRAPS
heirloom bean purée, ground walnuts spiked with ancho chill, guacamole, cashew cream, oven roasted cherry tomatoes & pea tendrils.
Building direct relationships with local farms is at the heart of our business. We're so proud to support local food business with our food creations, particularly at this year's festival: Simpler Thyme, Drumlin Farm, Floralane Produce & Pinehedge Yogurt.
Thank you for producing some of the tastiest food & produce in Ontario.