Dish at Terre Rouge

Top ‘Road-Trip Worthy’ Food Experiences

Posted : March 3, 2023

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.

For a decidedly different farm-to-table experience, head to cabin at Hockley Valley Resort where chefs are taking inspiration from their 2-acre kitchen garden to create beautiful, handmade pastas and more. Don’t skip on the artisanal charcuterie made by Mario Adamo himself from locally-raised Tamworth pigs. It’s paired with house-made mustardas and garden pickles. The menu changes seasonally, so plan to visit often.

In York Region, get a refined taste of contemporary fresh cuisine at Terre Rouge. Chef Forrest Lui and his team are constantly learning and bringing new techniques and ingredients from across the globe into their kitchen.

You won’t want to miss their signature miso-glazed black cod with silky, spinach risotto or the molten dark chocolate cake with black sesame liquid nitrogen ice cream. If you’re feeling adventurous, let the kitchen flex their muscles for you with a creative, seven course tasting menu, complete with wine pairings.

Meanwhile, plan to linger over brunch at KB Foods in Whitby where Chef Kevin Brown creates indulgent dishes like his not-so-classic Croque Madame – a grilled sandwich piled high with house made pork paté, prosciutto, fior de latte mozzarella and pickled red onions before being topped with a perfectly runny, sunny side up egg and creamy bechamel sauce. Come dinnertime, dig into creative riffs on classics like steak tartare with pickled shemiji mushrooms or grilled Ontario veal scallopini with truffles and potato pavé.

When it comes to road trip worthy food experiences, I think you should go big or go home. In York, Durham, Headwaters, I like to stop at Adamo Estate Winery, Spirit Tree Estate Cidery, Heatherlea Farm Market and 5 Paddles Brewing Co to stock up on goodies for when I’m back home.

Written by: Agatha Podgorski, Culinary Tourism Alliance

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