This past Friday, Brittany and I were able to get away from our computers for the day to attend the 25th Annual Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards. This beautiful event recognizes retailers in Ontario who take pride in their product, proudly displaying the good things that grow in Ontario.
Upon arriving, we were greeted by some of our friends at Foodland, while introducing ourselves to the less-familiar faces around the reception room. The room quickly filled with attendees and with the fabulous aromas of the tasty appetizers! One of my favourites, of course, was this dish made with King Oyster Mushrooms- they were cooked perfectly too!
All of the appetizers were fabulous and were made with Ontario’s finest!
Moving into the ballroom, we were seated and the awards began!! So many proud faces in the room, retailers, Foodland Ontario staff and even PA Grant Crack
Once the awards wrapped, it was mealtime! After sampling dishes in the reception hall earlier, we knew this meal would be a treat. First course was a creamy Coliflower and Celery Root Bisque with Pancetta, followed by this mouthwatering entree:
…and for dessert:
After all of this food, I’m quite sure I rolled out of building…and I definitely didn’t need to eat again that entire day.
Thanks for Foodland Ontario for putting on such a wonderful event in honor of the retailers and the great work that they do. Congratulations to all of the winners and to the proud district reps that were seen smiling throughout the room.