A Taste of Burlington 2016

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Do you love the idea of going to the Summerlicious/Winterlicious prix fixe event in Toronto, but can’t get the gumption to fight traffic all the way to the big city? SAME!

Guess what though. I have good news for you. Burlington offers a prix fixe event of their own called A Taste of Burlington!

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A Taste of Burlington runs from February 21st to March 13th (Yes, it’s on right now!) and 23 local restaurants are taking part in the event.

The participating restaurants are:

  1. The Alex Restaurant
  2. Alloro at the Holiday Inn
  3. Barra Fion Tapas and Barrel
  4. Beaver & Bulldog
  5. Canyon Creek
  6. Downtown Bistro
  7. Fraticelli’s Italian Grill & Bar
  8. Honey West
  9. Ivy Bar & Kichen
  10. Jake’s Grill and Oyster House
  11. Martini House
  12. Max Resto Lounge
  13. Paradiso Restaurant
  14. Pepperwood Bistro
  15. Purple Heather Pub
  16. Queenshead
  17. Rayhoon Persian Eatery
  18. Stone House Restaurant
  19. Table 34 Resto-Bar
  20. Turtle Jack’s
  21. Water St. Cooker
  22. Wendel Clark’s
  23. West Plains Bistro

I received an invite to the TOB Launch event…which is open to the public, btw (Hint, Hint; Next year)…where the participating restaurants were all together in one room serving minis from their prix fixe menu offerings.

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Newly rebranded Cameron’s Brewing was also at the event, serving up some of their craft brews. It was a fun time!

Dishes that really stood out to me were:
Steak and Wild Mushroom Wellington drizzled with a Gorgonzola and double smoked bacon cream sauce, from Queen’s Head Pub
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I was hanging with the foodies (Sid Friedman, Chanry Thach and Matt Sattlegger) and this seemed to be the favourite all around. It was super rich and creamy with lots of flavour.

Stuffed, herb-crusted veal tenderloin and red roasted garlic mash with merlot demi, from Alloro at the Holiday Inn
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This was my personal fave. I’m a total sucker for meat and potatoes, especially if they’re garlic potatoes. Loved it!

Maple bacon three bean cassoulet with house cured pork tenderloin, from Paradiso
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This dish was semi sweet with the savoury balance of pork and bacon. I can imagine this one would be really good full size.

Most of these restaurants are offering the prix fixe menu for lunch and dinner, so make some reservations and explore the Burlington food scene!

Have you been to any of the Taste of Burlington restaurants? Review them with me in the comments below! 

(This visit was comped by Taste of Burlington/Tourism Burlington. Opinions are my own.)