Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Brewers Plate - RockthePlate Food, Beer, Fun

Me and my foodie girls had the opportunity to attend the The Brewers Plate Rock the Plate last week.  It is a celebration of locally curated food and locally brewed beer. It's an indulgent evening featuring unlimited sampling of collaborations between renowned Toronto restaurants and Ontario brewers. Now in its 10th year, this charitable event is a one-of-a-kind tasting experience wrapped in a rock and roll theme! They raised over $8000 at this event that will be donated to War Child Canada.

The Participating Restaurants included:

· Trattoria Nervosa
· Le Dolci Toronto
· Heirloom Toronto
· Ted’s World Famous BBQ
· Tundra Restaurant & Bar
· Globe Bistro
· Cheese Boutique
· Mangia & Bevi
· Beaus All Natural Brewing
· ChocoSol

· Old Tomorrow Beer
· The Collingwood Brewery
· All or Nothing Brewhouse
· Station Cold Brew Coffee Co.
· Henderson Brewing Co.
· Walter Craft Caesar
· Beaus All Natural Brewing
· Sawdust City Brewing Co.
· Great Lakes Brewery
· Muskoka Brewery
· MacKinnon Brothers Brewing
· Steam Whistle Brewing

I am not into Beer festivals but this event was a lot of fun.  It was held at the magnificent Corus Quay.  A beautifully designed space with a slide that goes from the 1st to 2nd floor.  It's set right in front of the Lake and has an amazing view, although it was rainy and foggy on the night we attended.
It's nicely laid out with the Beer paired with the food.  
They had special guest DJ Ian D'Sa from Billy Talent spinning lot's of Rock Tunes from the 70's to current tunes.  I had a flashback to my 80's life with all the Rock n' Roll T-Shirts for the Rock Themed event.  I saw many Led Zeppelin and Rolling Stones T-Shirts and some Nirvana and Bowie and many others.  In the 80's I wasn't a T-Shirt girl so I had to pick up a shirt just for the event so I went classic with Led Zeppelin and I wasn't alone.  My friend Denise went with the Rolling Stones and my friend Natalie went with Michael Bolton and got a good chuckle from some people.

BBQ pitmaster Ted Reader was there with one huge BBQ set up outside of the building cooking up some tender porkloin.  Most of the food was meat, from Pork to Bison sliders and veal meatballs.  There was also lots of goat cheese desserts and cheese from the Cheese Boutique.  Not the best for vegetarian lactose intolerant and gluten free people though.  But I enjoyed it especially the Cheesecake in a Can from Heirloom.

Their was a silent auction of great music industry stuff and hockey jerseys etc.  The other thing that I really loved was the artist live painting a guitar that was sold at the live auction at the end of the night.  It was fantastic.

It was a fun night and the best part was hanging out with lots of friends and it was all for a good cause and will help lots of kids dealing with the effects of War.  I wish there was no need for this charity but it's nice to have a bit of fun and help kids that deserve to have fun and not live through war.

For more information:

Twitter @BrewersPlateTO
WarChild Canada :   http://warchild.ca/
Corus Quay - 25 Dockside Dr.

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