Culinary Quest

Chefs & Menus

You will need sustenance for this mission. Visit your favourite chefs and restaurant stations to sample signature dishes inspired by McCormick’s Flavour Forecast. The Flavour Forecast highlights fresh flavour insights and inspiration from around the globe throughout the year.

Vote for your chance to win! This year, when you vote for your favourite dish at TASTINGS, you will be entered to win 2 tickets to next year's event - a prize worth over $600! Get tasting, and get voting... time is of the essence.

2019 Participating Restaurants: 

ABOUT: The Church Key is your destination pub, whether you’re looking for an impressive selection of craft beers or a pub meal with flair. Owners Pete and Vanessa Willis have nearly 50 years combined experience in the restaurant industry.

MENU: BBQ’d Maitake Mushrooms and Grilled Black Garlic in a Black Sesame Crêpe with Roasted Boar Belly and topped with Truffled Hollandaise.

ABOUT: Located in Strathroy, this restaurant's menu is designed to be well balanced with a large selection of items from gourmet artisan pizza to top quality cuts of steak. As much as possible, menu offerings are sourced locally and continue to change with the seasons.

MENU: Pulled Jackfruit in Pinoy BBQ Sauce, Pickled Pineapple, Mini Fennel and Peppercorn Buns, with Banana Ketchup. (vegetarian)

ABOUT: A local craft beer, oyster bar with rustic style food. Great wines, lots of sharing plates and fabulous house cocktails. 

MENU: Gomasio Crusted 'Charcoal' Scallop with Licorice Spiked Crispy Pork Belly, Grey Owl & Sour Orange Goats’ Cheese, and Stewed Apples.

ABOUT: A traditional style French bistro with the emphasis on not just seafood, but all aspects of food.  

MENU: Slow Roasted Belly of Lamb with Black Garlic Rub, Pea Purée, and Amaranth.

ABOUT: Located in Grand Bend, this restaurant specializes in regional cuisine with exciting daily specials using the local wealth of fresh available ingredients.

MENU: Pinoy Smoked Salmon, Seeded Crisp, with Black Garlic Aioli.

ABOUT: Located in downtown London, Gnosh offers a great menu, excellent wine selection and incredible friendly service.

MENU: Malaysian Seafood Pad Thai with Coconut Milk and Tamarind. Mussels, Shrimp, Grouper and Bottleneck Clams to be sautéed in and served on Broad Noodle Vermicelli and topped with Bean Sprouts, Cilantro, Chopped Green Onion and Cashews. (gluten-free, vegetarian option)

ABOUT: Delicious modern-Canadian, locally focused and hyper-seasonal culinary experience; fine food for fine people. (opening soon)

MENU: Wildflower Honey Glazed Berkshire Pork with Sunchoke, Pickled Radish, Hibiscus Chicharrón, Preserved Cherry, Bulletproof Coffee Jus, Sesame Seed Butter. (vegetarian option made with confit beet instead of pork)

ABOUT: When dining at the London Hunt and Country Club every dish is new and exciting. They hold themselves to the highest of standards, serving a unique experience at every meal.

MENU: Crispy Zucchini, Pickled Eggplant Compote, Fermented Black Garlic Purée, Peruvian Peppers, Seed Cracker and Micro Greens tossed with Preserved Lemon Emulsion and Squash Purée. (vegetarian)

ABOUT: A premium catering service for your home, business or event - catering everywhere from London, Stratford, Exeter, Grand Bend and area.

MENU: Luxury charcuterie to taste and pair with your favourite TASTINGS wine.

ABOUT: Petit Paris Crêperie & Pâtisserie offers a delicious representation of the French pastry tradition. Located at the King Street entrance of the Covent Garden Market, we offer freshly baked items, pastries, crepes and Macarons.

MENU: Assortment of French pastries, cakes and cheesecakes with some Flavour Forecast infusion. 

ABOUT: Experience the warmth and charm of simplistic elegance, in a captivating natural setting. With delightful dishes of modern Canadian cuisine and exceptional service, talented chefs and dedicated servers look forward to entertaining you as the guest.

MENU: Sesame Crusted sous vide Duck Breast, Lotus Seed Vegetable Tagine with a Basil Seed Raita Sauce and Dusted Lotus Root Chips.

ABOUT: Experience the warmth and charm of simplistic elegance, in a captivating natural setting. With delightful dishes of modern Canadian cuisine and exceptional service, talented chefs and dedicated servers look forward to entertaining you as the guest.

MENU: Traditional Malaysian Curry, with Braised Kangaroo Topside, Garnished with Coriander Cress and Sesame Seeds, Served Over Basmati Rice on a Banana Leaf.

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