For Immediate Release March 27, 2017
Media Contact: Jennifer Whitley
Ontario’s Lake Country
TASTE & EXPERIENCE THE CANADIAN FLAVOURS OF ONTARIO’S LAKE COUNTRY
Ontario’s Lake Country, ON: This popular and sought after event is back again this spring with delicious lunch and dinner options. It provides a great reason to get out and enjoy our local restaurants and taste the various menu items created by local chefs. Canadian Flavours of Ontario’s Lake Country runs from Friday, March 31, 2017 until Sunday, April 16, 2017. This year’s theme was designed to help celebrate Canada and Orillia celebrating 150 years together, what better way than having local restaurants create menus with Canadian items.
Flavours provides an opportunity for locals and visitors to treat themselves to some of the finest restaurants in Ontario’s Lake Country. Experience the diversity of restaurants throughout the region and taste some of the culinary delights from the participants, see the creative ways the talented chefs have included these items into their menus. The lunch option provides menus with 2-3 courses for $10-$20, while the dinners include 3 courses for $20-$35. Please note the price does not include alcohol, taxes or gratuities. Visit our website to view all of the participating restaurants, you can review the menus that are sure to tempt your taste buds. Each restaurant is required to include at least one item on their menu that includes a Canadian taste. We work with the restaurants and encourage them to contact the local farmers and producers, to support local food production and recommend they include the name of the producer on their menu.
Flavours is a well-known event around the region that many people look forward to. It is recommended to book dinner reservations in advance directly with the restaurant of your choice. The event provides economic growth, by moving people around the region and inviting new visitors during a usually slower season. Ontario’s Lake Country values the local food chain and wants to help with the networking across the region, to make connections and grow opportunities for agri-tourism.
A variety of Ontario’s Lake Country’s independent restaurants will be participating including: Brewery Bay Food Co. (lunch & dinner) – Downtown Orillia; Cedar’s Restaurant at Casino Rama Resort (dinner) – Rama; Era 67 (dinner) – Downtown Orillia; Grape & Olive Wine & Martini Bistro (dinner) – Orillia; Mariposa Market (lunch) – Downtown Orillia; Portage Italian Bistro at Best Western Plus Orillia Hotel (dinner) – Orillia; R Cottage (lunch & dinner) – Washago; Settlers’ Ghost (dinner) – Horseshoe Valley; White Lions Tea House (lunch) – Orillia.
Sponsors of the Flavours of Ontario’s Lake Country event are: The Dock104.1; KICX 106; Sunshine 89.1; Orillia Packet & Times; and Casino Rama Resort.
Flavours of Ontario’s Lake Country gives patrons the opportunity to experience the many different and delectable flavours of foods that the local chefs can create. The chefs look forward to the challenge of creating the alluring menus and the bustle of their restaurants during this shoulder season and normally quiet time. For more information about this event including contact information for participating restaurants and to view the sample menus, visit our website at FlavoursOfLakeCountry.com.
Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and tune into our sponsoring radio stations for your chance to win gift certificates to enjoy Flavours.
Ontario’s Lake Country is the Destination Marketing Organization for the municipalities of Orillia, Oro-Medonte, Rama, Ramara and Severn. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, the area is filled with nature’s best – beautiful, sparkling lakes and rivers, spectacular forests and rolling hills, and an expansive trail system. Ontario’s Lake Country offers major Ontario resorts with premier four-season recreation and getaway experiences. A world class casino, hotel and entertainment complex are just around the corner from a charming city where visitors can discover fascinating shops, enjoy showcase theatre, superb dining, and historical sites. Ontario’s Lake Country is funded by Casino Rama Resort and the following municipal funding partners; the City of Orillia, Oro-Medonte Township, Rama First Nation, Ramara Township and Severn Township.