This past Sunday, the Second Harvest delivered a phenomenal event – the Toronto Taste, and we made sure not to miss it! The Tea Emporium is so proud to have been a part of this amazing food and drink event at the ROM, featuring the finest chefs in the city and the most elaborate dishes. The Second Harvest’s Toronto Taste event gathers and unites people in order to support hunger relief in the community and to promote food rescue, and that is exactly why we were so thrilled in participating. We also strongly believe that supporting local communities is essential, and we continuously provide our support in order to create a better city and promote a harmonious environment.

The food was absolutely delicious, but to describe it all is close to impossible! Among stands and beautiful food displays, the mesmerizing martini bar and wine booths, we found some room to stand and enjoy some dishes, among them being handmade pasta, deep fried zucchini flowers, trout slices on cubes of watermelon, peach and blueberry parfaits, freshly bakes bread, exquisite wine and spicy martinis – our heads were spinning!

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The event was split into two programs – the first, where guests gathered outside for live music and a taste of freshly prepared food artistry – and second, an evening program which was inside the ROM building and featured elegant wines, some delicious pilsners and an array of iced teas (we decided to show off our Madame Butterfly and Black Currant teas as iced and Fujian White Rose and Margaret’s Hope Darjeeling as our hot alternatives). The evening program also featured a fine wine auction, including 2004 Domaine Chislaine Barthod Les Cras, Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru; 1999 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac; 2001, Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin and a 1990 Chateau Margaux, all appraised by Robert Jull, owner of Vinifera. The great thing about this? All proceeds go to charity!

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