It's All About Food & Drink, in Southern Ontario

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Cambridge, ON - What are you craving today? Superb cuisine in an elegant, historic setting? Or maybe stick-to-your-ribs grub in a cozy pub? How about a complete home-style menu in a bright and friendly restaurant? Perhaps all you are after, is a Cappuccino in a lively little cafe? Whatever your desires, Cambridge has it all. We're known for our great restaurants and top-notch service. Take your pick and you're sure to be delighted! The 401, and highways 8 and 24, make the trip to Cambridge an easy drive. For complete information on fine dining and the Cambridge area visit:

Chatham-Kent, ON - Whether you are looking for a place for the whole family, a quick bite to eat or a quiet dinner for two, Chatham-Kent has the dining experience for you. Chatham-Kent offers numerous spots that will tempt your taste buds and delight the eye with scenery. Try some of the area's outstanding eateries specializing in fresh seafood, live entertainment and friendly atmosphere. Of course you are invited for a night on the town. Enjoy one of the many clubs and pubs that come alive in the evening with music and cheer. A wide variety of cuisine can be found with price ranges to suit every pocketbook. Choose Chatham-Kent when traveling on the 401, between Windsor and London, Ontario. For more information on Chatham-Kent visit:

Oakville, ON - Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, the picturesque Town of Oakville has something to offer every appetite. From international cuisine, to fine dining and beyond, Oakville's restaurants and banquet facilities will cater to your every desire. Several of our downtown restaurants boast award-winning wine lists, bringing new meaning to fine dining. Enjoy Mediterranean cuisine and the quiet ambiance of the patios just off the lake, the quaint atmosphere is guaranteed to soothe. For some soulful flare take in the eclectic Cajun mood where a merger of mouth-watering favourites can be savoured with the sounds of live entertainment around you. With a Japanese influence, watch as sushi is artfully crafted before your eyes! Or perhaps fresh Vegan delights are more your style, enjoy the fresh healthful creations that Oakville can offer. Classic pub fare is also a favourite with a pint of cold draft to accompany it, sit back and relax and let the local musicians entertain you. For some sweeter indulgences, we suggest fanciful chocolates. Specialty coffees in a quaint café are the perfect finale to an exquisite experience, after you Indulge in a little Oakville. Easy to find - just along the QEW, west of Toronto.

Brantford, ON - Are you feeling a little hungry? A great selection of dining that will suit every age and palate awaits you in the heart of Southern Ontario - Brantford! The John Peel Restaurant, the best fine dining establishment in Brantford's downtown for nearly thirty years, offers a warm romantic atmosphere coupled with the best in steaks and prime rib in town - truly a culinary delight! For those who are looking for something a little more casual, Purdy's Irish Pub or The Whistler's Pub offer traditional pub fare and great prices. We have an excellent array of restaurants to choose from, superb cafes, outdoor patios for summer-time fun, and many family establishments like Kelsey's and the Golden Griddle. If you are looking for the seasons best in locally grown fruits and vegetables, visit the downtown Brantford Farmers Market - one of the longest running traditional markets in Ontario. With over 30 different vendors offering the best that this region produces, including fresh sausage and kolbassa, home-made breads, jams & preserves, and seasonal favourites like sweet corn, raspberries, and pumpkins, you can experience first hand the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of Brantford's rural roots! Travel the 403 or highway 24 to Brantford.

Stratford, ON - When it comes to cooking, Stratford is the place to be. The Stratford Chefs School has been training exceptional chefs for 20 years. Many graduates go on to work in distinguished restaurants around the world. Opportunities for the public to share in the school's dinner club program run from November to March. Many restaurants offer cooking classes throughout the winter months as well as exciting wine tasting dinner menus. Trattoria Fabrizio offers an Academy of Italian cooking, a fun place where groups and individuals can learn to cook the recipes that have been handed down through the generations of this Italian family. Only in Stratford could November be so palatable! Let renowned culinary Masters awaken your taste buds with gourmet dinners, workshops, tastings and a "Feast of Flavours". November 7-9 is the date for Stratford's Culinary Festival. Choose from The Haute Cuisine, The Gourmet and The Taster's Package for a weekend to remember! Stratford is easily accessible from the 401 and highway 7.

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