The Southern Ontario Traveller
Food - Glorious Food...In Southern Ontario

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The Rush of Water and Romance!
Pack your Rib Bibs and Appetites!
Indulge in Nostalgia with Foot-longs and Farm Fresh Produce
Plentiful Tastes in an Ideal Location
Award-winning Culinary Masterpieces, Just for You!
Niagara's Grape and Wine Festival
Fresh and Fabulous for Feasting!
Dine on the Patio, Down in the Village
Guelph brings out the Flavour of the Summer!
Celebrate Huron's Bountiful Harvests
Taste the Difference in Brantford!
Picnic on the Banks of the Lovely Avon River
A Romantic Waterfront Atmosphere
Cuisine that Charms with European Flair
Golf and Prime Rib…It's Perfect
Port Stanley has a Bistro for You!
Culinary Expertise to Tempt your Palate
Dine Like A Master...

The Rush of Water and Romance!
Overlooking Niagara Falls, the Terrapin Grille in the Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview & Spa, presents an elegant atmosphere, award-winning cuisine and a breathtaking view of Niagara Falls. Featuring succulent steak and seafood entrées, an extensive wine list and delectable dessert selections, the Terrapin Grille serves up the perfect atmosphere to celebrate a special occasion or a romantic evening. Take in the spectacular Fireworks displays over the Falls while you dine at the Terrapin Grille, every Friday and Saturday evening until September 5! Bon Appetit!

Pack your Rib Bibs and Appetites!
For rib-tickling good food, fun and exciting entertainment, be sure to mark your calendar for the Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore's 9th Annual RibFest, on the Labour Day Weekend, Friday September 3rd to Monday September 6th at Spencer Smith Park. Look for a repeat of last year's RibFest, but this time bigger, broader and packed with fun for the whole family. Last year the Ribbers cooked up 65,000 pounds of pork ribs serving over 120,000 visitors who came from far and wide. Yum, yum…

Indulge in Nostalgia with Foot-longs and Farm Fresh Produce
Talk about variety! What does Norfolk County offer? - Everything from your foot long hot dogs in Port Dover to the best in fine dining in Waterford. Traveling throughout Norfolk, you will discover roadside stands offering the best of Ontario's farms - corn, apples, tomatoes, strawberries, asparagus, and more! Make sure you check out the farmers' market in Simcoe. Travelodge Simcoe offers great summer pricing for everyone traveling through Norfolk County. Call today for special rates and packages.

Plentiful Tastes in an Ideal Location
The Niagara Peninsula is rich in its agricultural history with an abundant future in sight! The effect the evolution of our planet has experienced has blessed Niagara with ideal climatic and soil conditions to provide a varied and tasteful fruit and vegetable menu. We embrace our heritage and invite you to celebrate with us at numerous annual festivals and events featuring the appropriate harvest. Also tour the region stopping at your leisure at the numerous roadside fruit stands and farmers' markets. The perfect hub and spoke location for your delicious food exploration is the Holiday Inn Fort Erie/Niagara Convention Centre.

Award-winning Culinary Masterpieces, Just for You!
The culinary team at Hockley Valley Resort, under the direction of Executive Chef Tony Fernandes and Executive Sous Chef Reinhard Scheer-Hennings, provides guests at Hockley Valley Resort with spectacular dining experiences. The award-winning culinary team, most recently recognized with over 16 awards at the 2004 Culinary Salon Competition in Toronto, creates culinary masterpieces with pride and precision that continually receive rave reviews from guests, while at the same time being cognizant of their overall commitment to health and wellness. Enjoy!

Niagara's Grape and Wine Festival
Join our 'Wine Country' celebration of Niagara region's internationally acclaimed grape and wine industry during September 17th to 26th, Montebello Park, Downtown St. Catharines. More than 100 events, including winery tours and tastings, concerts, Niagara cuisine, artisan shows, wine seminars, family entertainment and one of Canada's largest parades. Selected as Ontario's Cultural Event of the Year for three years in a row and as one of North America's Top 100 Events by the American Bus Association in 2003.

Fresh and Fabulous for Feasting!
In its new, expansive building, Your New Kitchener Market continues a 130-year tradition of being the area's premium source of produce and unique fare for shoppers. The farmers' market portion features long, large aisles that are filled with farmers, butchers, florists and vendors selling spices from around the world, thick, tasty sauces, fresh pasta, cheeses of all sorts, quality fruits and vegetables, beautiful flowers and so much more. In September, patrons can also visit the new Market Shops, a series of permanent, year-round vendors on the upper level offering everything from a superb selection of freshly-ground gourmet coffees and true Caribbean fare to homemade ice cream and hand-tied European bouquets.

Dine on the Patio, Down in the Village
We welcome you to "Indulge in a little Oakville" and enjoy a flavourful meal under the sun or stars at one of Oakville's terrific patio restaurants. Even if you only want a cocktail or dessert, Oakville is the place to dine. Less than 5 minutes south of the QEW highway, Oakville is a beautiful, unique and vibrant community that is widely recognized for its unmatched variety of restaurants in Downtown Oakville and Bronte Village. The Village boasts of their diverse patio restaurants located along the harbourfront, where you'll discover a world of choice that isn't a world away!

Guelph brings out the Flavour of the Summer!
August is full of flavourful experiences for you to enjoy. Begin by discovering the many wonderful culinary flavours throughout Guelph and Wellington County in our fine restaurants, bistros and cafés. If you'd like to enjoy an afternoon nibble, stop in for Summer Tea at McCrae House. Of course one last big BBQ before the end of the summer is a must! Guelph is hosting Ribfest on the last weekend in August or you can dig in to a Gigantic Pig Roast being held at Cox Creek Cellars. For a more relaxed dinner and drinks - catch Thursday nights at the Woolwich Arms for Martini Night.

Celebrate Huron's Bountiful Harvests
Take a food tour through Huron County - the most agriculturally productive county in Ontario. Many food products are grown and made here, with Huron ranking first in the Province for egg, winter wheat, white bean, barley and rutabaga production. These and many other favourite foods are available at farmers' markets in Bayfield, Goderich and Zurich, and at fine dining restaurants and cafés scattered throughout the County. Huron's bounty is also celebrated at numerous seasonal agricultural events such as the Belmore Maple Syrup Festival and the Zurich Bean Festival.

Taste the Difference in Brantford!
If quiet countryside getaways are part of your fall travel plans, stop at the many roadside stands brimming with homemade preserves and garden fresh vegetables in and around Brantford. Situated along the Grand River, Brantford has one of the longest running Farmers' Markets in Ontario with 49 indoor stalls full of baked breads, quality home style sausages, cheeses and delicatessen fare, farm fresh seasonal produce and while you are there enjoy hot breakfast and lunch at Karl's Schnitzel House. While in Brantford stop at Kalista's Fine Chocolate where truffles, liquorices and homemade sweet delights await! Several quaint B & B's, country inns and spas will provide a relaxing home away from home.

Picnic on the Banks of the Lovely Avon River
Looking for a relaxing place for before and after theatre meals or for no-hassle lunches and dinners in the heart of Stratford? Dining out is always an experience to look forward to. With over 70 restaurants, bars and pubs, Stratford has it all. Vegetarian choices, catering, picnics along the Avon River, heart smart food choices and live entertainment are just some of the many great offerings available in this world-renowned community. Or join in the fun at the Mitchell Cornfest or the Stratford-Perth Museum's Settler's Fare Barbecue in Monkton. These are just a few of the great special events that are happening in August.

A Romantic Waterfront Atmosphere
Imagine the feel of a gentle summer breeze, on a warm starry night, as you sit by the water surrounded by people who are special to you. Take that a step further and imagine the same relaxing atmosphere as you are enjoying an exquisite dining experience and an award winning wine list. This is the experience Stargazers on the Thames offers. On the shores of the Thames River just 6 km west of Chatham and only 45 minutes from the Windsor-Detroit border (Ambassador Bridge).

Cuisine that Charms with European Flair
Make Bruce County your destination for an evening of some of the best dining in Ontario! Your host/chef Paul Johnson trained in France & Italy for over 10 years. Southampton on the shores of Lake Huron is now called home and his restaurant, Grosvenor's is a wonderful experience you will enjoy and savor for years. Grosvenor's seeks out local, fresh and (whenever possible) organic ingredients to create excellent cuisine. This wonderful gem is located in an old train station in Southampton.

Golf and Prime Rib…It's Perfect
Start your weekend with a round of golf on Friday afternoon at the Rochester Place Golf Course, a green oasis that is part of the Rochester Place Resort along the waters of Lake St. Clair. Follow golf with our great seafood selection in the dining room. Our Prime Rib of Canadian Beef Buffet is served every Saturday from 5pm to 8:30pm (reservations recommended) and Brunch is served from 9am to 2pm on Sundays. Stay for our Sunday Music Matinees. Bluegrass, Top 40, Easy Listening and even Karaoke are offered between 2pm and 6pm. Our atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, and our dining room overlooks the ninth and eighteenth greens.

Port Stanley has a Bistro for You!
What a wonderful selection of bistros and eateries awaits you in this authentic fishing village of Port Stanley in Elgin County. This thriving summer resort town on the north shore of Lake Erie offers year round scrumptious cuisine. Mackies on the Beach is famous for its fries and orangeade. Feeling funky? Then stop in at Storytellers for creative cuisine featuring seafood, pastas, fresh Lake Erie fish and wonderful salads. Both Kettle Creek Inn and the Windjammer offer memorable dining experiences featuring regional Canadian cuisine within their charming old Victorian buildings. Great harbour views from The Bridge Restaurant and Tavern. And GT's on the Beach is the place to sip cold drinks and munch salads and wraps.

Culinary Expertise to Tempt your Palate
The Kettle Creek Inn, in Port Stanley, is definitely worth a culinary visit as well as an over night stay. Chef Earl Wilson deals directly with many of the area's local fishermen & organic farmers to offer you the best of Lake Erie North Shore Cuisine. Sample the yellow perch, the pickerel cheeks, and the organic lamb or beef tenderloin to name just a few treats. Menus are changing with the fresh variety of the season. Your overnight package can be a romantic getaway for those very special events.

Dine Like A Master...
Dine like a master and have Alastair Mackay, executive chef to 2003 Masters Champion, Mike Weir at the 2003 Masters, prepare an exquisite meal for you and your guests. Creating the perfect environment for their patrons, nestled 14 floors above the hustle and bustle of downtown Sarnia's core; On The Front Restaurant & Lounge offers innovative cuisine and exceptional service. Combined with their unique atmosphere, spectacular views and attention to detail, your dining experience is sure to be an unforgettable one.


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