Tastings – London Health Sciences Foundation’s Signature Event

On Thursday, May 4, it may have been dull and dreary outside, but the London Hunt and Country Club was bright with the smiles of those enjoying delicious wine and food at Tastings. Lerners was again a sponsor of the Tastings fundraiser for the London Health Sciences Foundation. This black tie affair features wineries from around the world providing samples of the finest from their cellars, and local eateries creating little pieces of edible heaven. It is an event where the wine lover and the foodie can co-exist in peace.

It was impossible (for me at least!) to taste all of the wines available. My favourite of the evening was a surprise to me. I was skeptical when offered a sparkling wine from England, but the Coates & Seely Brut Reserve proved me wrong. This is a must taste for those who appreciate bubbly wine. While not a wine, the Rose Gin from Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers in Beamsville is the perfect drink to cap off the evening.

The food is a fierce rival for the highlight of the event. The creativity of the chefs always impresses me, and reminds me that the culinary talent in our region rivals that of larger cities. It was a tie for a favourite food for me this year. I thoroughly enjoyed everything I ate, but the duck breast from sixthirtynine and the lamb belly from Craft Farmacy left my mouth watering for more.

The other star of the event is the fashion. The gents arrive in tuxes and the ladies adorned in gowns and baubles. The Met Ball had nothing on Tastings!

The funds raised by the event are directed to the Impact Fund, which ensures that leading edge care and research continues at the London Health Sciences Centre.

For more information about the cause and the event, visit the Tastings website.


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