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Niagara Food & Wine Expo is Fast Approaching…Will You Be There?


The Niagara Food & Wine Expo will be returning for its fifth year in Niagara Falls at the Scotiabank Convention Centre from Friday, May 1st, 2015 – Sunday, May 3rd, 2015! This venue will introduce to the consumer and to bar and restaurant owners the wide variety of the tried and true, as well as new brands of International wines, beers and spirits. Everything from Italian vineyards to Belgium breweries will be featured at the Niagara Food & Wine Expo.

Niagara Food & Wine Expo

“From caviar to cupcakes and everything in between, we’re going to have a ton of new and fun things to taste,” said Melanie Klie, manager of the Niagara Food & Wine Expo. “Not only can attendees at this year’s Expo try out what exhibitors from across Canada are cooking up, but with the Dairy Farmer’s of Canada’s All You Need Is Cheese Stage and the Niagara College Chef Stage, there’s ample opportunity to learn a little more about some of the hottest food trends.”

For its 5th anniversary, the Niagara Food & Wine Expo is excited to announce that John Catucci from the Food Network’s “You Gotta Eat Here” will be taking to the Chef Stage at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 2nd to talk to fans and answer all their questions about Canada’s most delicious, mouth-watering, over-the-top comfort food.

Paired alongside the selections, you will be well-equipped with the best of Niagara Falls culinary cuisine selections from Niagara’s top restaurants. Time to sample, taste and experience the delicious varieties from their tables to yours!

“In addition to the wide selection of food options, this year’s Expo will also include many new wine, beer and spirit vendors, who will be bringing several new beverages to try out,” said Klie.

Niagara Food & Wine Expo

For attendees looking to learn a little more about international trends at the Expo, the Tasting Stage will be open for guests to experience 30-minute tasting seminars. Guests will get the opportunity to taste both local and international selections, while educating themselves on the art of wine tasting.

How about you cheese lovers? Anyone looking to learn more about the different varieties of Canadian cheese, should come and check out the Cheese Tasting Stage. It is hosted by the Dairy Farmers of Canada’s cheese expert, Lisa McAlpine. She will showcase the latest and tastiest cheese from across Canada.

The Chef Stage is another opportunity for attendees to learn a little more about their food while at the expo. It features ongoing, complimentary cooking demonstrations hosted by accredited chefs that offer tips and tricks in the kitchen.

Niagara Food & Wine Expo

Beer fans will hit the jackpot this year with multiple microbreweries coming to this year’s Expo, such as Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co., Waterloo Brewing Co. and Flying Monkeys Brewery. Niagara College Teaching Brewery’s special “Niagara Food & Wine Expo 5th Anniversary” beer will also be available on tap.

Niagara Food & Wine Expo

And what about food?

The Niagara Food & Wine Expo will offer hundreds of food choices from local restaurants, food trucks, caterers, and celebrity chefs.

There will be more food options than ever before. Local favourites like Niagara Smoked Meat and Eudora Foods will be returning, joined by the new Karma’s Indian Restaurant and Cat’s Kitchen + Bar, and many more.

Unique finds? You’ll find Della Terra Fresh Olive Oil Balsamic Tasting Bar, The Pie Guys and Savoia Gourmet Emporium to just name a few.

 

Dates and Times

Friday, May 1, 2015: 2:00pm – 10:00pm

Saturday, May 2, 2015: 12:00pm – 10:00pm

Sunday, May 3, 2015: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Tickets

$15 at the door or $12 in advance at www.NiagaraFoodandWineExpo.ca.

Sample Tickets

Sample tickets are worth $1.00 each and are available in sheets of $10. They are used in order to sample wine, spirits, beer and food.

*Most places will offer samples for 1-2 tickets each*

Follow them on their Social Media pages:

Facebook: Niagara Food & Wine Expo 

Twitter: Niagara Food & Wine Expo

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