This popular, sought after and award-winning event expanded in 2015 to include lunch options on top of the dinner choices. You now have more reasons to get out this fall and enjoy the delicious tastes of the fall harvest during Flavours of Ontario’s Lake Country. The 2016 falledition runs from Friday, October 21, 2016 to Sunday, November 6, 2016. The new and previous participants are excited to welcome visitors into their locations around Ontario’s Lake Country.
Flavours provides an opportunity for locals and visitors to treat themselves to some of the finest restaurants in Ontario’s Lake Country. Experience the diversity of this program and taste some of the culinary delights from the participants, see the creative ways the talented chefs have included locally sourced harvest items into their menus. The new lunch option provides menus with 2-3 courses for $10-$15, while the dinners include 3 courses for $20-$30. Please note the price does not include alcohol, taxes or gratuities. Visit our website to view a list of all of the businesses and see the menus that have been created that are sure to tempt your taste buds. Each restaurant is required to include at least one item on their menu that is locally produced. We work with the restaurants and encourage them to contact the farmers and producers, to support local food production and recommend they include the name of the producer on their menu.
Flavours is a well-known event around the region and many people look forward to it. It is recommended to book dinner reservations in advance directly with the restaurant of your choice. The event provides economic growth, by moving people around the region and inviting new visitors during a usually slower season. Ontario’s Lake Country values the local food chain and wants to help with the networking across the region, to make connections and grow opportunities for agri-tourism.
A variety of Ontario’s Lake Country’s independent restaurants will be participating including: Brewery Bay Food Co. (lunch & dinner) – Downtown Orillia; Era 67 (lunch & dinner) – Downtown Orillia; Grape & Olive Wine & Martini Bistro (dinner) – Orillia; Lakeview Restaurant(dinner) – Brechin; Mariposa Market (lunch) – Downtown Orillia; Mill Street Bistro (dinner) – Coldwater; R Cottage (lunch & dinner) – Washago;Rustica Pizza Vino (lunch & dinner) – Downtown Orillia; Settlers’ Ghost (dinner) – Horseshoe Valley; St. Germain’s (dinner) – Rama; White Lions Tea House (lunch) – Orillia.
Flavours of Ontario’s Lake Country gives patrons the opportunity to experience the many different and delectable flavours of foods that the local chefs can create. The chefs look forward to the challenge of creating the alluring menus and the bustle of their restaurants during this shoulder season and normally quiet time. For more information about this event including contact information for participating restaurants and to view the sample menus, visit our website at FlavoursOfLakeCountry.com.
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Ontario’s Lake Country is the Destination Marketing Organization for the municipalities of Orillia, Oro-Medonte, Rama, Ramara and Severn. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, the area is filled with nature’s best – beautiful, sparkling lakes and rivers, spectacular forests and rolling hills, and an expansive trail system. Ontario’s Lake Country offers major Ontario resorts with premier four-season recreation and getaway experiences. A world class casino, hotel and entertainment complex are just around the corner from a charming city where visitors can discover fascinating shops, enjoy showcase theatre, superb dining, and historical sites. Ontario’s Lake Country is funded by Casino Rama Resort and the following municipal funding partners; the City of Orillia, Oro-Medonte Township, Rama First Nation, Ramara Township and Severn Township.