A Culinary Adventure

This article is an oldie but a goodie!

Posted: December 23, 2021

Our blog is chock full of great ideas for fun things to see and do in York Durham and Headwaters. We are always adding new content and updating old posts, but sometimes you might stumble upon something from our vault. If this article has inspired you to hit the road, be sure to double-check that the featured stops in this post are still welcoming visitors.

The coldest part of the year is upon us and it’s a perfect time to warm your soul by exploring food in a new way with a culinary adventure.

In the winter, gather ‘round a table overlooking the frozen pond at Nestleton Waters Inn. Their candlelit dinner series with chef Aaron Moss offers a wide selection of local food and drinks to warm your heart you on when the icy winds blow.

Nestleton Waters Inn Dish

Warm your soul with unique cider, meades, and wines harvested right on the farm at Applewood Farm Winery. It will be hard to narrow down the choices to pair with delicious cheeses and chutneys, but we suggest Applejack with warm brie and maple.

They say the measure of a ‘foodie’ is the quality of their paring knife! Better get yourself to The Passionate Cook’s Essentials and spoil yourself with something new from their extensive selection of quality kitchenware items. Learn from the fromage at the cheese counter and find the perfect addition to your charcuterie board.  Looking to expand your cooking expertise?  Ask about their in-store cooking and cheese classes.

Cooking Class

Find a new protein! At Thunder Ridge Bison Co. their bison are fed pasture grasses and are raised naturally on their 100-acre farm atop the Oak Ridges Moraine. Check out their on-farm workshops. Or you can find their bison at Willowtree Farm, along with other butcher shop, bakery, café and farm events, year-round. Maple syrup season is one of the favourite times of the year for the Mckay family at Willowtree Farm when they get back outside and start harvesting from the land.