Recipe: Smoked Duck Breast & Onion Bacon Jam Crostini with Gouda


I don’t know about you, but every now and then I find myself in a bit of a hostess rut on the appetizers front. What happens is this: I’ll try a couple new recipes, and if they’re an instant hit with my guests, I’ll make them again and again for subsequent dinner parties. Because this can get tired fast, I’ve been slowly expanding my recipe collection to include a range of contemporary appetizer dishes that … Continue reading

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Recipe: Smoked Chocolate Cheesecake & Potted Lemon Meringue


Today we’re going to talk food. And the dish of choice? Cheesecake. Cheesecake can be enjoyed any time of year, and it can be prepared in a myriad of ways. Well, here’s one more: Smoked Chocolate Cheesecake & Potted Lemon Meringue with Caramel Corn – a sumptuous, light dessert created by our culinary team who couldn’t resist putting a spin on the classic dish. We invite you to try it out and let us know … Continue reading

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Recipe: Gluten Free Chocolate Jam Cookies


As the Centre’s (unofficial and self-appointed) taste-tester for gluten free menu items, I can say with confidence that our team’s g-free game is on point. Exhibit A: our Gluten Free Chocolate Jam Cookies. I have a love-hate relationship with gluten free cookies. When I see one, I think, awesome – I can eat this. Unfortunately, and more often than not, this is followed up with, good lord – do I have to eat this? Let’s … Continue reading

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Delicious delicacies for every palate of 2016


One amazing part of my role as Social Community Specialist is that I quite often get to be the bearer of great news. It’s not uncommon to discover complimentary posts following one of our gala events, or meetings with a large food and beverage component, particularly when it comes to the dessert front. I delight in seeing a stream of beautiful food photos accompanied by captions like, “What a way to end the night!” and … Continue reading

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How to Plan the Perfect Wine and Cheese Party


Guest post written by Richard Willett, Vice President of Food and Beverage at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.   The calendar might indicate that it’s December but these warmer than normal temperatures are a welcome relief from the past few nasty winters. As we migrate indoors, we spend more time hosting close friends and family, and if you’re like me, you’re searching for simple entertaining ideas. How about throwing a wine and cheese party? It’s … Continue reading

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