I paid a visit to the 2016 Restaurants Canada Show, at Toronto’s Enercare Centre, recently thanks to Frank Greco, The Travel Guy, and his connections.
There were more than 1,000 exhibitors and over 250,000 square feet dedicated to everything from the latest food, beverage, technology innovation and hospitality services.
According to a release from Restaurants Canada, the show — dubbed Hospitality Unleashed — served as a catalyst for what consumers can expect to see and experience within the foodservice and hospitality industry over the next year.
There were six dedicated pavilions focused on bar and beverage, coffee and tea, pizza, tech, eco and local.
Ontario’s LCBO had a booth with a variety of alcohols that attendees could sample.
I tasted three whiskies I’d never heard of before: Lot No. 40, Pike Creek, and Writers Tears. Lot No. 40 and Pike Creek are Canadian whisky, while Writers Tears is from Ireland. It’s one of the best whiskies I have ever had.
About Restaurants Canada
Restaurants Canada is a growing community of 30,000 food service businesses, including restaurants, bars, caterers, institutions and suppliers. It connects its members from coast to coast, through services, research and advocacy for a strong and vibrant restaurant industry. Canada’s restaurant industry directly employs 1.2 million Canadians, is the number one source of first jobs, and serves 18 million customers every day.