Toronto gourmands were in for a treat and a tipple last week as the 19th annual Gourmet Food and Wine Expo took over the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
For three days, visitors were able to sample fare from exhibitors serving up sweet and savoury eats. The Food Network Celebrity Chef Stage hosted informative demos from celebrity chef presentations (Hello, Roger Mooking!) on the biggest food trends, from gluten-free cooking to authentic homemade Mexican and “Oysters 101.”  Visitors ate their way around the globe with Japanese, Caribbean, Spanish, Ethiopian and fusion dishes satiating the hungry crowd.

Between the glitz and grub, one tasty trend caught our eye: fresh fish was a hook, line and winner! Deconstructed sushi and spoonfuls of dressed-up sashimi in one aisle, seafood paella and caviar in the next!

Washed down with one of the 15,000 wines and spirits being served, well, we’d cheers to that!