by Second Harvest, a ‘Certified Good Food Fighter

Creamy polenta with truffled mushrooms served by Scarpetta at Toronto Taste 2011 (CNW Group/Second Harvest)

The line-up for Toronto’s most anticipated culinary event of the year has been announced! Second Harvest’s 22nd annual Toronto Taste features 60 of the city’s top chefs and 30 outstanding beverage purveyors. Taking place on Sunday, May 27th at the Royal Ontario Museum, this event will be hosted by Food Network’s Bob Blumer and Food Network Chef and recording artist Roger Mooking.

As one of the very first culinary fundraisers in the city, Toronto Taste gives guests personal access to the city’s top culinary talent, including Food Network hosts Mark McEwan, Michael Smith, Lynn Crawford and many more. Amid mingling with top chefs, guests will enjoy outstanding wines, premium beers and delectable dishes while sipping and strolling the grounds of the museum.

For more than two decades, Toronto Taste has raised more than $4 million to support Second Harvest’s food rescue program, which takes excess donated food that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it to more than 200 local community organizations. For 17 years running, the Daniels Corporation has been a proud supporter and presenting sponsor of Toronto Taste.

For 2012, we are pleased to present an outstanding culinary line-up featuring flavours for every palate, including:

Restaurants & Chefs

ACE Bakery Linda Haynes
All the Best Fine Foods Nicole Rumball
Aria Eron Novalski
Baker Street M. Somerton & E. Kravice
Beerbistro Michelle Usprech
Belgian Chocolate Shop Patricia Cohrs
Biff’s Bistro Amanda Ray
Boehmer Paul Boehmer
Buca Rob Gentile
C5 Corbin Tomaszeski
Cafe Belong Brad Long
Caviar Centre Steven Omidi
Centro Restaurant & Lounge Syman Abad
The Chef’s House George Brown College Oliver Li
Chiado & Salt Wine Bar Albino Silva
Ciao Wine Bar Saverio Macri
Corner House Restaurant Herbert Barnsteiner
The Counter Robert Mills
Dufflet Pastries Dufflet Rosenberg
e11even Graham Pelley
EPIC at Fairmont Royal York Timothy Palmer
Estiatorio VOLOS Andreas Antoniou
Fabbrica/North 44/Bymark/ONE/McEwan Mark McEwan
Far Niente Pat Riley
FRANK Restaurant Anne Yarymowich
Fred’s Bread Andrea Damon Gibson
Gelato Fresco Hart Melvin
George Lorenzo Loseto
Globe Bistro & Earth Dan Sanders
Grano Roberto Martella
Great Cooks on Eight Esther Benaim
Harvest Kitchens Kelvin Ramjattan
Indian Rice Factory Aman Patel
L’Unità & Maléna Michale Angeloni, Alex Bruveris & Becky Ross
Linda Modern Thai Wing Li
Little Anthony’s Aaron M. Foster
Longo’s Robert Mutch
Mavrik Wine Bar Jai Nho
Nota Bene David Lee
Oro Restaurant Mike Crockford
Pangaea Martin Kouprie
Pauline’s Pastries Robyn Perlmutar
Petite Thuet Marc Thuet
Rodney’s Oyster House Rodney Clark
Rosewater Dale Meek
Ruby Watchco Lynn Crawford
Ruth’s Chris Steak House Jess Ostlund
Sanci’s Wholesale Produce Sal Borg
Sassafraz Geoff Webb
Scaramouche Restaurant Carolyn Reid
Scarpetta Michael Hunter
Sobeys Jason Sawatsky
Sodexo Canada Reg Pearce & Michael Smith
Sotto Sotto Ristorante Marisa Rocca
Spice Route Asian Bistro & Bar Winlai Wong
Splendido Victor Barry
Toca Tom Brodi
Tundra Kevin Prendergast
Union Teo Paul
Wanda’s Pie in the Sky Wanda Beaver
Woodlot Dave Haman

Beverage Purveyors

Amsterdam Brewing Company
Cave Spring Cellars
Château des Charmes
Churchill Cellars
Corks Beer & Wine Bar
Creekside Estate Winery
Creemore Springs Brewery
The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery
Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery
Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates
Konzelmann Estate Winery
Lifford Wine Agency
MCO…Interesting Wines & Spirits
Mill Street Brewery
Nyarai Cellars
Patera Group
Prevedello & Mathews International Wines & Spirits
Reunion Island Coffee
Southbrook Vineyards
Steam Whistle Brewing
Strewn Winery
The Tea Emporium
Victoria Gin
The Vine-Rob Groh Agency
Woodman Wines & Spirits Inc.

A limited number of tickets are now available at a cost of $250 each, with a $125 tax receipt. Each ticket purchased will help Second Harvest rescue enough food to deliver 250 meals to those in need in Toronto.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call 416.408.2594.