ICCA is heading to visit our neighbors to the north this August 14-16 for the fall ICCA Culinary Immersion in Toronto. Join us as we explore one of the world’s most diverse cities dubbed the ‘Chicago of Canada.’ We’ll take 15 members and 5 sponsors on a crawl through Kensington Market – an ethnic hub within the city. Here we’ll taste a variety of cuisines one after another like Seven Lives Tacos for an authentic Mexican taqueria, Pow Wow for Native Canadian Ojibway-style frybread, Hanbusa Pancakes for Japanese soufflé pancakes and more!
Stop by gold-medal winner of all things chocolate, Soma Chocolate, for their interesting flavor combinations like truffles of Fir tree, balsamic, olive oil and pop rocks! Head over to the Distillery District to tour one of Canada’s few sake producers, Ontario Spring Water Sake, where the “waste” is used to make soaps and ice cream. We’ll stop by Madrina Bar y Tapas to try what is to be considered one of the best jamóns in the world, Jamón Joselito 2014. We’ll cap the night with dinner at Nick Liu’s restaurant Dailo, home to two Top Chef contestants.
Start the second day at What a Bagel, because we can’t come to Toronto without going a Jewish deli! Learn about Turkish breakfast from the owner of Simit & Chai before taking in the views of Lake Ontario at Pearl Harbourfront with their creative spin on dim sum. We’ll take the group to have lunch at the world’s largest sports bar, Real Sports, which is attached to the Maple Leaf Square – home of the Toronto Raptors and Leafs.
And don’t forget, once you arrive to the host hotel, Hyatt Regency, everything is paid for by the association and our generous sponsors. To RSVP, call (407) 539-1459 or email email@example.com to reserve on of the last remaining spots. If you arrive early enough on August 13th, there will be a casual dinner near the hotel as an unofficial kickoff to the Immersion before we get started on Wednesday!