Sunday, April 07, 2013
A weekend for 'foodies' in Midland Ontario
Consider a “foodie weekend” trip north of Toronto to experience the hospitality of Midland Ontario on the shores of Georgian Bay. Two events are highlighted including Books2Eat at the Midland Public Library and the Sweetwater Festival (celebrating maple syrup) at the Wye Marsh. Midland Ontario is easily accessible via Highway 400 to Highway 93 or Highway 12 north of Barrie.
Foodies can play with food and eat it too! After a very successful first year, the Books2Eat event is an event where local chefs create scrumptious treats inspired by their favourite books, is taking place at the Midland Public Library on April 7. Attendees vote for their favourite dish and enjoy eating the rest. There will be lots of food, music and entertainment. This is a great way to fuel your family's love for books, fresh food and fun! This event is international in its origin and is celebrating the April 1st birthday of French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), famous for his book Physiologie du goût, a witty meditation on food. Celebrate food and eat your words as the "books" are consumed on the day of the event. Books2Eat International is also celebrated in many North American communities during April.
Sweetwater Harvest Festival 2013 includes an all day pancake breakfast with fresh maple syrup. Old and modern maple syrup harvesting and production will be demonstrated. Enjoy the wildlife of the Marsh along with animal demonstrations. Horse drawn wagon rides and live folk music highlight the festival. Also the Trumpeter Swans will be searching for mates and territory with lots of ’spring honking'.
Foodies will get their maple syrup fix at the Sweetwater Festival.
Suggested accommodation in Midland and area Best Western Plus Highland Inn& Conference Centre, Comfort Inn, Little Lake Inn Bed & Breakfast, Midland Inn & Suites or stay in nearby Wyebridge at Sugar Ridge Retreat or Port Severn Ontario at Christie's Mill Inn & Spa, Muskey's Landing, Rawley Resort & Marina Inc