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Cuisine-Art 2012

  • Sat Jul 21, noon - 5 p.m.
  • Sun Jul 22, noon - 5 p.m.

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Check out Alton Mill's Cuisine-Art 2013 here.

"From the canvas to the printed page to the stage, food, cooking and dining have inspired artists and chefs to produce masterpieces. Fine food and fine art are linked not only by the talent needed to create them but also by the pleasure they give to those who consume them." Jason Smith

 Delicious Art, Beautiful Food

Twenty-five Alton Mill artists, 15 area chefs and 11 local producers of wine, beer, cider, lemonade and ginger syrup will be your guides to a delicious weekend of fine art, tastings, demos and cook-offs.

The concept is simple: Watch the chefs in action; watch artists in action.  Discover local colour, creativity and flavour!

The Main Stage in the Annex Courtyard will include hourly chef demonstrations, but things really heat up at 2 pm daily when the Eat Local Caledon sponsored cook-offs take place, featuring an entirely local menu before a live audience. Saturday’s match features Philip Dewar from Souylve Caribbean Foods–recently featured on the Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here, and Owen Vulpe from  What’s Cookin’ Catering. On Sunday Gilles Roche of Gourmandissimo catering steps up against Chef Thorntin Macdonald of the Belfountain Inn and Bistro Riviere.

Throughout the Mill's studios and galleries there will be tasting stations full of cool drinks and fresh fare. In addition to the ever popular Toonie Tastings, this year we are introducing a Passport to Taste, which costs $10 and includes 6 tastings.

Cuisine and canvas make a perfect pairing when artist Paul Morin (Studio 215) and chef Owen Vulpe join forces for "Sound, Sight and Appetite," a demonstration of the creative process. Watch as they each create a masterpiece -- one with paint, the other with food. Meanwhile in the Bartlett Gallery, "Art Song" features artist Lynda Clare Grant who will paint to the music of pianist Lou Pinto. Mark Grice will be offering painting workshops on both Saturday and Sunday: Saturday learn to paint a rooster and Sunday learn to paint a wine and cheese image - each workshop is $40 and requires pre-registration. More info here.

 Cuisine-Art Kick-off: Join us Friday July 20 at 5:30 pm in the Annex Courtyard, prior to Humber River Shakespeare Co's presentation of Macbeth. Dinner options from several participating chefs are availalbe for sale; there will be a cash bar and live music. (Theatre tickets are available in advance here.) 

Full Schedule of Events

2012 Cuisine-Art Participants:

Chef Thorntin MacDonald of the  Belfountain InnBistro RiviereBlack Birch Restaurant - Chef John Flemming Breadalbane Inn -   Chef Gilles Roche Gourmandissimo -  Chef Erin Cajer Market Hill Café
 Chef James Balder Millcroft Inn & Spa - Chef Adam Ryan Pia's on Broadway - Chef Jason Perkins of  Ray’s Bistro Bakery - Chef Robin Pradhan  Rocky Raccoon Café -  Chef Shannon Fitzgerald of Shaw’s Creek Café -  Jennifer Clark of Soup Girl - Chef Sarah Visheau of  Spirit Tree Estate Cidery -Chef Phil Dewar Soulyve Caribbean Foods - Chef Owen Vulpe of What’s Cookin’ , Chef Patrick Venables of The Devil's Pulpit, & Dolores Smith of  Olivar Corp.

Churchill Cellars - The Wine Coaches - Spirit Tree Estate Cidery - Pommies Dry Cider
F & M Brewery - Good Earth Food and Wine Co. - King Brewery - Wellington Brewery - Thornbury Cider
Lighthouse Lemonaide - Meredith's Ginger Syrup
Ashton Ridge Homes - Dalerose Homes - Brookfield Homes - Seaton Group - Food in the Hills - Watermaker - & Affair Rentals

Check out Alton Mill's Cuisine-Art 2013 here.