Taste of Kingston 2014Tuesday, July 08, 2014
The city of Kingston is one that is well-versed in the culinary scene and attracts tourists from every corner of the world.
This past weekend, Kingston was the place to be as it was filled with foodie events and it made it all more exciting when a good university friend came into town who shared my passion of staycationing and of course good food. With lunch at The Common Market, drinks at Lone Star and lobster rolls at Dianne's, nothing was stopping this duo from attending a downtown Kingston chef cooking demo and filling our bellies up even more at Taste of Kingston in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association at Confederation Park on Saturday, July 5th.
With 23 vendors on site serving up numerous options to satisfy peoples taste buds, though not a lot of local restaurants were featured - I kept an open mind and had my nose guide the way. 10 food tokens in hand, we scoured the grounds like hungry children.
Of course the first stop of the day had bite sized grilled cheese paninis from Wilton Cheese. Gotta support Canadian cheese!
As I've already had Tandoori Sizzle countless times before, I snapped a picture instead to show my support for my culture and delicious tasting butter chicken! This establishment is dubbed as healthy Indian takeout and you betcha it is!
An oldie but a favourite - who doesn't love brushcetta?! It's easy to make and great for any occasion.
Jack Astor's Kingston
Roasted Garlic Brushcetta
Let's face it, Milestones would be the last place I'd get a curry chicken dish because growing up in an Indian household, I've had my fair share of curry dishes and can tell if one is lacking in spices or flavour. Milestone's dish was quite different as it was Thai inspired in a red curry coconut cream sauce combined with red peppers topped with green onions and steam Asian greens over a bed of Jasmine rice. It was very filling and quite appetizing!
Red Curry Chicken Bowl with Rice
Boy oh boy was this dish spectacular! It was filled with aspects that all complemented one another and my sweet side truly enjoyed the play on the camp fire treat. The Garrison Culinary team went above and beyond with their dish!
Garrison Culinary Team
Roasted New York Striploin with Peppercorn Sauce
Garlic and Lemon Potato Brochette's
Southern Style Roasted Vegetables
Bacon Wrapped Scallop
Smore Explosion Shot
Two thumbs up for this marvellous team that worked so unified together in their mobile kitchen. One of the longest lines at Taste of Kingston, it was also one of the fastest and filled with laughter.
To end the day, a cold bevy from the one and only Starbucks had to be had for the drive back home.
Passion Tea Lemonade
Silly Rosalyn Highlight of the Day:
And let's just say I had two other tickets I may have used at Urban Paws Downtown booth and got vanilla frozen yogurt as I was a tad hot... but it was meant for dogs. How silly could I be? Then again it was made out of all natural yogurt and milk.