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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Niagara Food & Wine Expo to host culinary stars


A showcase for the finest in the industry takes over the Scotiabank Convention Centre

NIAGARA FALLS, ON – While Niagara is known for its world famous wineries, the hidden gems of the region are the incredible local and award winning chefs working in Niagara’s top restaurants.

From May 27 -29, 2011 The Niagara Food & Wine Expo will be welcoming these chefs to the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls to showcase their talents and offer delicious samples to all show visitors.

“We’re so excited about the Expo because not only are visitors able to sample fantastic local wine, but with the Chef Stage and a huge variety of restaurants hosting their own onsite culinary pavilions, visitors can pair wine with delectable gourmet food,” said Jennifer Campbell, Show Manager of the Niagara Food & Wine Expo.

The Chef Stage is a unique opportunity for Expo attendees to learn industry secrets from award winning chefs and to try out new and different dishes that they may have never tasted before.

The star-studded array featured on The Chef’s Stage includes top talents from Vintage Hotels proprieties. Join Executive Chef Robin Little from Prince of Wales Escab├Ęche and Executive Chef Randy Dupuis from the Pillar & Post’s Cannery Restaurant as they prepare some signature dishes at their onsite culinary pavilion.

“Something that we’re really proud about is the diversity of the food offerings at the Expo,” said Campbell. “From classic French cuisine to pan-Asian delights, visitors will be able to enjoy new dishes as well as old favourites.”

Other notable master chef creations and restaurants to be found at the Niagara Food & Wine Expo include Executive Chef Cory Linkson’s AG Inspired Cuisine restaurant and Chef Shawn Murphy of Artisanal Palate.

Chef Linkson’s 20 years of experience in the culinary world and at AG Inspired Cuisine in the Sterling Inn has made his restaurant a popular venue in the Niagara region for its use of regional and seasonal foods in classic French cuisine.

Chef Murphy, known for bringing life to local cuisine, will be at the Expo working his magic incorporating the irresistible flavours of Thailand, China and Vietnam with his gourmet regional dishes. Chef Murphy can be found at the Artisanal Palate booth during the Expo.

Also not to be missed are the Brazilian cuisine experts from Brasa Steakhouse and Wine Bar, specializing in fire-roasted beef, pork, lamb and chicken dishes. For those looking for fresh, high quality seafood, be sure to stop by Rodney’s Oyster House, a Toronto and Vancouver favourite.

With world class food and wine, the Expo promises to be an extravagant culinary adventure for all visitors.


Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls
Friday, May 27 - 2 pm - 10 pm
Saturday, May 28 - 12 pm – 10 pm
Sunday, May 29 - 12 pm – 6 pm
General Admission: $12, 19+ only
www.niagarafoodandwineexpo.ca
 
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