Get Your Taste Buds Ready: The Gourmet Food & Wine Expo is Back Four-day culinary event returns to Metro Toronto Convention Centre from Nov. 22-25

TORONTO, Ont. – Canada’s largest food and drink event is returning to Toronto this fall for its 24th year, serving up an expanded menu of gourmet culinary dishes and beverages.

The four-day Gourmet Food & Wine Expo makes its way back to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from Nov. 22-25, 2018. With more than 1,500 gourmet foods, wines, beers and spirits on the menu and industry professionals ready to share their tips and tricks, the event is one you don’t want to miss.

“We are thrilled to be back for another year, especially as we introduce some exciting new features and guests,” says Paul McNair, Show Manager of the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo. “The expo gets bigger and better each year, so foodie or not, we encourage everyone to come and enjoy a great weekend with friends and like-minded food and beverage enthusiasts.”

Be sure to check out these features during your visit to the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo:

The Social Lounge –presented by Moxie’s Grill & Bar and California Wines Looking to find that perfect wine to best suit your favourite dish? Be sure to visit The Social Lounge where you can experience the world’s finest wines and most exquisite foods come together. Speak with Moxie’s head chef, Brandon Thordarson, along with wine experts from California Wines while tasting exceptional pairings.

Fine Wine Tasting Lounge

Sure to be a hit for wine enthusiasts, the Fine Wine Tasting Lounge is a go-to spot for guests to learn about the craft of wine from top industry professionals. Taste some unique wines from Canada and throughout the world while learning about the production process and composition from various vintners.

Craft Distillery District

Make the most of your beverage experience by taking in the craft side of the industry. The Craft Distillery District will showcase some of the top craft distillers from across Ontario, including producers of small batch vodka, whisky and more.

Mott’s Clamato Caesar School

This booth has the inside scoop on how to prepare the best Caesar. Don’t miss the Best Caesar in Town competition, where guests will find out what goes into making that perfect Canadian cocktail.

Spiritology Pavilion

Gain industry insight brought to you by bartenders in the Spiritology Pavilion. Here, guests will experience the latest trends and creations in the beverage industry, with a special focus on the Toronto bar scene. Back for another year, the pavilion welcomes all guests to taste the latest innovations in beverages and learn how to make them.

Look out for special guests featured at this year’s expo including Frankie Solarik from BarChef, Kevin Brauch from Tutored Tastings WSET- Wines of Granache, Afrim Pristine, Swiss Cheese Ambassador and many others.


Thursday, November 22, 6pm-10pm (VIP Preview Evening & PRIDE Night Social)

Friday, November 23, 2pm-10pm

Saturday, November 24, 12pm-10pm

Sunday, November 25, 12pm-6pm

Admission is restricted to guests who are 19+, with valid photo I.D. No infants or children