Culinary Hunters & Passionate Foodies

One of the most important survival tips during the cold winter months is keeping your stomachs filled with hearty food and toe warming beverages. We’ve got just what you need to stay cozy this winter.

See Culinary Hunters and Passionate Foodies in Style Road Trip

York

Hearty Fare in the Winter Air! Whether you’re planning a couple’s getaway or a weekend escape with the girls, this two-day holiday has everything you need: hearty fare, fresh winter air, and local wine and spirits!

Start your weekend at the Cold Creek Conservation Area where you can rent cross-country skis or snowshoes, and explore over six kilometres of groomed trails through the beautiful countryside.

Couple Cross-Country Skiing at Cold Creek Conservation Area

Afterward, check in to the tranquil Kingbridge Centre which is set amongst the rolling hills of King Township. Cap off your day with an unforgettable meal prepared by the Centre’s award-winning chef Raimund.

On day two, your adventure will take you to the Holland Marsh Wineries to sample wine infused with old world traditions.

 

Outdoor Stove at Holland Marsh in Winter

Afterward, visit Locale for a hearty lunch that will warm you to your soul. Then take a tour of The Last Straw Distillery to see how they make their whiskey, rum and screech – and sample some of their unique spirits! Round out your weekend with a quick jaunt over to Magnotta Winery for a complimentary tasting and tour. Be sure to pick up some souvenirs of your trip and – as always – please enjoy responsibly!

Durham

What do you get when you cross dedicated farmers with passionate chefs who want to showcase Ontario’s year-round culinary bounty?

Why, you get Bistro ’67 of course! Bistro ‘67 demonstrates the deliciousness that happens when farmers, students and teachers join forces. This full service restaurant offers a memorable field-to-fork experience with flavourful dishes made from fresh, local ingredients. A 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant, Bistro ’67 also holds a Feast ON™ accreditation.

Speaking of Feast ON™, it’s no secret that the Durham Region is a hub for accredited eateries. Our agricultural roots run deep, and an ever-growing number of local restaurants are getting their ingredients directly from local farms and producers. Treat yourself to dinner at PORT bar – dining room – patio in Pickering, and watch the ice skaters, ice fishers, wildlife and winter storms on Frenchman’s Bay while you savour the local terroir. After a satisfying meal, cuddle up at Before the Mast Bed & Breakfast along The Waterfront Trail.

Server at Port Bar

Brewing beer is a good winter activity: you can do it indoors and the results are tasty! When you spend a day at the Brock St. Brewing Company’s Brew School, you’ll learn about the brewing process, the different types of malts and hops used in beer, and the importance of proper water and fermentation. And at the end of the day, you’ll have a batch of your very own craft beer to keep as a souvenir.

Foodies searching for fresh new flavours must visit The Passionate Cooks Essentials. With cooking classes, special events, recipes and fabulous gourmet finds, the store will inspire many culinary masterpieces! Shop the generous cheese and charcuterie counter stocked with artisan cheeses from around the world. Or treat yourself to a popular in-store cooking class, which includes recipes and a full meal.

Tintagel Tea Room

Headwaters

Foodies, rejoice! There’s winter bounty to be found in Headwaters. Even in winter, the region is bursting with local specialities and seasonal fare.

Local favourite Heatherlea Farm Shoppe showcases the very best epicurean fare. It’s a must for both sweet and savoury creations, all made from scratch. The welcoming shop is the perfect place to enjoy lunch or a fresh baked snack. Offering goodies from more than 50 local farmers and producers, it’s easy to find that special flavour for every palate.

 

Couple Sampling a Flight  at Spirit Tree Cidery Bar

Your next stop is the award-winning Spirit Tree Estate Cidery. The Caledon craft cidery offers a refined, yet rustic atmosphere with its Farm Shop, Bakery and Ciderhouse Bistro. Experience a cidery tour and tasting on weekends, and be sure to try the hand-thrown, wood-fired pizza. Fill a basket with locally-produced jams and treats, as well as fresh-from-the-oven baked goods.

 

Spirit Tree Cidery and Chuckles the Horse

After a day of culinary adventure, get cozy at the Best Western Orangeville Inn & Suites. Relax in your spacious suite or take advantage of all the Best Western has to offer including an indoor pool, hot tub and exercise facility.

Explore the epicurean delights of Orangeville. From restaurants to speciality shops, the main street of downtown Orangeville is a foodie’s paradise. Stop by the Orangeville Winter Farmers Market, which is open every Saturday morning. The market features the best in fresh produce, fruits, locally raised meats, fish, flowers, home-baked goods and unique artisan crafts. For those who love cheese, Fromage is heaven. You’ll shop (and sample!) close to 60 different cheeses from across Canada and around the world.

Detours Worth Taking

Mrs. Mitchell’s Restaurant
ON-89, Violet Hill, ON L0N 1S8
519-925-3627
www.mrsmitchells.com

Scorpion Mediterranean Bar and Grill
129 Pederson Dr #4, Aurora, ON L4G 0E3
905-727-2121
www.scorpionchef.ca

Pefferlaw Maple Syrup
12300 Concession Rd 6, Uxbridge, ON L9P 1R2
289-221-5265
www.pcfarms.ca

Before The Mast Bed & Breakfast

Before The Mast Bed & Breakfast

1144 Shoalpoint Rd,
Ajax, ON

Best Western Plus Orangeville Inn & Suites

Best Western Plus Orangeville Inn & Suites

7 Buena Vista Drive
Orangeville, ON

Bistro 67

Bistro 67

1604 Champlain Avenue
Whitby, ON

Brock Street Brewing Company

Brock Street Brewing Company

1501 Hopkins Street
Whitby, ON

Cold Creek Conservation Area

Cold Creek Conservation Area

14125 11th Concession
Nobleton, ON

Frenchman's Bay Marina

Frenchman's Bay Marina

591 Liverpool Road
Pickering, ON

Fromage

Fromage

23 Mill Street
Orangeville, ON

Heatherlea Farm Market

Heatherlea Farm Market

17049 Winston Churchill Blvd
Caledon, ON

Holland Marsh Wineries

Holland Marsh Wineries

18270 Keele St.
Newmarket, ON

Kingbridge Conference Centre & Institute

Kingbridge Conference Centre & Institute

12750 Jane St.
King City, ON

Last Straw Distillery

Last Straw Distillery

40 Pippin Road, Unit 9
Vaughan, ON

Locale

Locale

12981 Keele St.
King City, ON

Magnotta Winery

Magnotta Winery

271 Chrislea Rd.
Vaughan, ON

Mrs. Mitchell's Restaurant

Mrs. Mitchell's Restaurant

Hwy 89 West of Airport Rd.
Violet Hill, ON

PORT bar-dining room-patio

PORT bar-dining room-patio

1289 Wharf Street
Pickering, ON

Port Perry Waterfront Trail

Port Perry Waterfront Trail

237 Queen Street
Port Perry , ON

Scorpion Mediterranean Bar and Grill

Scorpion Mediterranean Bar and Grill

129 Pedersen Drive,
Aurora, ON

Spirit Tree Estate Cidery

Spirit Tree Estate Cidery

1137 Boston Mills Rd
Caledon, ON

The Passionate Cook’s Essentials

The Passionate Cook’s Essentials

68 Brock St. W
Uxbridge, ON