This past Sunday, my legs and my hungry ambition took me for a new kind of workout – the ‘TerroirRun’. The TerroirRun event is one of a kind, an 11 km adventure through the finest wineries in the Prince Edward County, known for its vibrant diversity of gastronomic delights – cheese, coffee, chocolate, you crave it? They have it.
Now I know what you are thinking, what is so exciting about running such a distance, sure the scenery is amazing but what else? Well, in addition to the amazing outdoor clean air, long rows of various grapes and the divine company (shout out to Mike Chalut and Patti Goldberg!) I had the pleasure of tasting various wines from the wineries along the way – The Old Third, Broken Stone, Closson Chase, Hinterland, to name a few.
I must admit that I was pleasantly taken aback by the soft rolling hills and stretching roads, it is such a great change of pace. Each stop was unique, not only because of the wines but the different atmosphere of each winery. You can imagine that after about half way through, running was optional and the chase shifted to find out what was next, so we ran, walked, then ran some more, with out taste buds tingling for more fruity goodness. And boy did they deliver!
Somewhere along the way we forgot that we were running for charity (all the proceeds from the run went to the Food Banks Canada) and just enjoyed the moment of running in the fresh wind, having a break with great people and enjoying the fine taste of what the county had to offer.
Another event that took place on the same day was Abbey’s Kitchen Stadium. The event took place at the Virgin Mobile Mod Club, featuring four different chefs, making the event a cook off a success! The Tea Emporium was one of the sponsors of the event and my team was proud to present two amazing teas to sample – Sunburst Raspberry and Fujian White Rose. We are so proud to be a part of something bigger – all the money raised is going to My Food My Way foundation, and we couldn’t be happier!
Bruce Woods’ winning creation – yum!