ONTARIO FOR DINNER
Share in celebrating our 25th anniversary—and VQA’s 30th—with a dinner menu that pays tribute to Ontario’s exceptional autumn produce and wines.
FOOD & DRINK ’S 25TH isn’t the only anniversary we’re recognizing in this issue. The Vintners Quality Alliance turns 30 this year and that is certainly cause for celebration. It’s amazing to think how far our wine industry has come in the last three decades, travelling a road mapped out by the VQA’s high standards and guiding principles.
To honour that achievement, we’ve put together a menu that could be described as the ultimate Ontario autumn dinner party. We went back into our archives to find favourite recipes, then tweaked them a little to bring them up to date. Each one is fairly simple to make, letting one or two prime ingredients shine without a great deal of fuss—because that’s the third thing we wanted to celebrate with this menu: the dazzlingly delicious quality of Ontario’s fall produce. Our farmers coax the absolute best out of their land, just as our grape growers do. So whether you cook the whole menu or just choose dishes that look particularly tempting, you can enjoy the local, seasonal flavours of Ontario’s harvest, paired, of course, with our own VQA wines.