March 27, 2009

Maple in the County

I am not sure how many folks in the Kingston region know how blessed we are to have Prince Edward County just an hour away.  For a long time a best-kept secret, the County has become one of Canada's notable food and wine destinations. Many famous chefs (including Jamie Kennedy and Michael Potters) have decamped from Toronto to call the County home. This compact peninsula is becoming stuffed with boutique wineries, artisanal cheese, delectable restaurants, and one-of-a-kind stores. Some 23 of the County's businesses have banded together to offer a sumptuous "Taste Trail", a drive through the very best the region has to offer. But this weekend it's a new culinary adventure called "Maple in the County", a celebration of that sweet gift from our humble maple tree, syrup. Not sure who first figured out that if you boil sap from maple trees you get liquid nirvana but bless them all the same! We'll be heading over to the County tomorrow with four other friends to enjoy the food and hospitality of our favourite day-trip destination.

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