Oakville Taste 2013: Sensational

Oakville Taste 2013: Sensational
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Nolan A Machan

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For the 4th year in a row, Dave & Noreen Higgins with a great deal of help from the Oakville community  organized what is the food event of the season: Oakville Taste. This year the charity was Oakville Galleries “Art for All” which provides art programs for children in financial need.

Each year the venue changes and this year Oakville Taste was held at Gairloch Gardens and Estate, located just south of Lakeshore Road East. Likely one of the most beautiful public parks, its manicured british inspired gardens, winding trails, lovely ponds with Swans included, was heaven yesterday as the sun shined, and the waters of Lake Ontario sparkled. Combined with the excellent food, delicious beverages were the patrons, both young and old, beautifully dressed, and ready to eat and sip their way through the afternoon.

My wife and I decided to cycle down, and make use of the valet parking service for bicycles, provided by the local cycling club.  A $50 gift certificate was raffled off to bike travellers courtesy of Racer Sportif, and won by Councillor Pam Damoff. Car valet services were provided by Oak-Land Ford, who raffled off a car for a long weekend, and the winner was the person who guessed the total number of cereal boxes packed into the a car – great idea.

Sampling at Oakville Taste

Sampling at Oakville Taste

Approximately 300 people attended, and were treated to tastes provided by chefs, wineries, distillers, and micro-breweries. The list of participating local food and beverage suppliers was extensive and varied. They all deserve a mention because each donated all their time and food.

Here is the list:

  • Piazza Bistro,
  • Sable & Rosenfeld,
  • Suvia Classic Indian Cuisine,  
  • Seasons Restaurant & Catering,
  • Carvalho Coffee,
  • Mye,
  • TAG no 5 Vodka,
  • Matt & Steve’s,
  • Cameron’s Brewing Co.,
  • PLUM innovative fresh catering,
  • Whole Foods Market,
  • COBS,
  • Sweetbites,
  • Jennifer’s Kitchen,
  • Kerr Street Cafe,
  • Flye Catering,
  • Eighteen at Glen Abbey,
  • Paradiso,
  • Dinner@Home.

Corporate Sponsors played a big role in making Oakville Taste 2013 a memorable event and they were:

  • Higgins Party Rentals, 
  • Oak-Land Ford,
  • Oakville Blueprinting,
  • Sheridan Nurseries,
  • Oakville Beaver,
  • RE/Max Realtors: Florentina Coban & Carol-Ann Peterson,
  • Encore Cinemas,
  • Randall Residences,
  • Sobeys, Ballatomane,
  • BDO,
  • Gellatly Insurance,
  • HSBC,
  • Oakville Club,
  • Function Events,
  • Don Stewart Auctions,
  • Sara Javadi Photography.

You better keep your eye out, because you will not want to miss next year’s food event of the season: Oakville Taste 2014!

Live Music

Excellent Live Music

Ladies ready for a spring party

Oak-Land Ford’s car of cereal

Oakville Club General Manager: Jason Meier and Family

The Chefs of Suvai

Dave Higgins with friends

Cameron’s Micro-Brewery

Enjoying good food, a beer and the view

Blake Poland with Daughter

Cobbs Booth

Cobbs Booth



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