St Lawrence Market Summer Series 2017 Event Review!

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St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

A few weeks ago on July 20th, I had the pleasure of attending one of the summer events in the city of Toronto, the St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event. This was the first of two events scheduled for this summer. The second installment takes place on Thursday, August 24. This is also the second year this event has taken place. I didn’t attend last year’s event so I can’t comment on how it went but this one was a total blast. It was also my first official media pass for my blog so I was able to attend the event for free using my media pass. Which made it even more exciting for me!!!

I was also able to bring a plus one with me and I decided to make it a girl’s nite out and invited my mom to come along. Since I started blogging I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t had much time to spend with my mom and I was more than happy to bring her with me to this event. Thank you so much to the St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event organizers for extending me the opportunity to attend this awesome event. If you’d like me to attend one of your events and write about my experience on the blog do not hesitate to contact me via the contact form here.

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event Review

St Lawrence Market Summer Series 2017 Event Review

The Weather

I have to say the beginning of the day didn’t start out that promising as it was raining cats and dogs that morning. I’m sure all the event organizers were in a panic because of that. But the weather gods finally smiled when all the rain went away and the sun came out in the afternoon putting the event right back on track. I’m sure not only the attendees but also the organizers breathed a sight of relief at that. After that the weather was absolutely perfect. It was hot enough that I got to wear my favorite summer dress and spending an evening at a patio event made it the best summer night! And check out these amazing pictures!!!

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

The Food

My media pass allowed me a few free meal and drink tickets so I was able to try out some of the amazing treats being served up by local Toronto food vendors. And who can say no to that? Not me!!!

Let’s start off with the food items prepared by The Food Dudes:

Banquet Burger

This was a delicious Brown Brothers Meats prime beef burger with Olympic Cheese sharp cheddar, jalapeno bacon jam, iceberg lettuce, pickled onion, special sauce and Kozlik’s Canadian Mustard my favorite mustard and bonus it’s a Canadian made product as well. This burger definitely didn’t disappoint and delivered a great flavor combination due to all the above-mentioned quality ingredients.

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

Buffalo Cauliflower

A tasty fried cauliflower with buffalo tahini, pickled carrot & celery, black sesame, mint scallions and fresh produce from Urban Fresh Produce. This cauliflower was reminiscent of curried cauliflower with a fresh minty aftertaste.

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

Oli’s Froyo

This was a zesty grapefruit vanilla frozen yogurt, grapefruit caramel, and shortbread crumble with fresh dairy from Sheldon Creek Dairy and grapefruit from Ponesse Foods. This dessert was the perfect finish to the evening of great eats.

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

Now onto the St. Lawrence Market merchant prepared items:

A culinary surprise of Scheffler’s Delicatessen & Cheese barbecued pizza featuring Black Cow cheddar. This was a tasty pizza bite with a great cheese flavor. And best of all it came with a free sample of Black Cow vodka cocktails. I opted for my favorite Walter Ceasar Mix and my mom opted for a refreshing cucumber drink. What I love about Walter Ceasar mix is that it’s a healthy alternative to the widely available Ceasar mixes out there. I got introduced to it a while ago when I tried it at The National Women’s Show and I’ve been loving it ever since.

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

We really enjoyed the Everyday Gourmet Coffee Roasters “The Founder” iced latte with Hennessey & Coffee Liquer. They also served hot & iced espresso based beverages. We couldn’t resist trying The Founder as both my mom and I enjoy coffee flavored drinks and it tasted great. The only problem was that the coffee kept us up until the wee hours of the night. Oh well, it’s the price we paid to taste something so good.

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

Other Food Items

There were also other great food items we didn’t get a chance to try such as:

Manotas Organics & Specialty Foods at The St. Lawrence Market traditional spanish paella (seafood & vegetarian), arepas & agua de jamayca

St. Lawrence Pizza & Pasta

St. Lawrence Fish Market Freshly shucked oysters

CrudaCafe raw vegan gnocchi carbonara & raw vegan tarts

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

Jhal Muri Salad – Rube’s Rice crispy rice, cucumbers, tomatoes, pickled ginger, shallots, cilantro, thai basil, smoked peanuts, puffed lentils, tamarind. Fresh product from Ponesse Foods.

Di Liso’s Smoked Chicken Quesadilla – chicken smoked Al Pastor, aged cheddar, pineapple relish, sambal crema, crispy leeks. Fresh produce from Ponesse Foods. Johnny Di Benedetto

Olympic Cheese Brie & Mango Quesadilla – Mango, Quebec brie cheese, scallions, cilantro, pickled jalapenos, cumin crema, crispy leeks. Fresh produce from Urban Fresh Produce.

Polenta Frie – Semolina, Parmesan, aged cheddar, caramelized garlic, San Marzano sauce, pickled chilies, basil puree, pea shoots. Ingredients from Olympic Cheese at Domino Foods and Kozlik’s Canadian Mustard.

Ceviche Toastada – St. Lawrence Fish Market sea bass, avocado puree, pickled watermelon, grilled corn, yuzu chili aioli and fresh produce from Urban Fresh Produce.

Carnicero’s BBQ Ribs

Mike’s Fish Market spicy salmon sliders

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

The Entertainment

The St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event featured a mixture of great artists from singers to street performers and painters to live music and dj. It was really beautiful to see all the talented artistic expression these artists offered to the event attendees. It created a perfect ambiance for exploring the St Lawrence Market patio while watching different performances and listening to a variety of music acts.

Stilts Performers

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

 

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

Hula Hoop Performer

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

Singers

Check out Liz Lokre’s new album ‘Buh Bye’ out now!

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

Artwork & Painters

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

My Impression of the St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event

Overall I was really impressed with this year’s event. I give props to all the organizers who put this great event together. It was well run and everybody was happy to be there. It was truly a perfect summer patio event. I haven’t attended anything like this at the St Lawrence Market and it was a treat to be there. I’m already a fan of the market as I have visited it frequently when I worked in the area and it was great to see a lot of my favorite vendors participating in this type of summer event.

I found the food selection to be very interesting as well as all the performances. It was a fun night to be out in the city, enjoying perfect weather, chatting with people, having great food and watching and listening to great live and dj provided music. I think there was enough variety to satisfy different tastes both in food and in entertainment. My mom and I both had a great time and I definitely recommend this event to anyone who wants a great Toronto summer night on a patio.

St Lawrence Market Summer Series Event 2017

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35 Comments

  1. Tahnee’s Blog says:

    This is some where I have to visit! Sounds incredible LOOKS incredible. Thanks for sharing this little gem!!!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Absolutely. It was my pleasure Tahnee 🙂

  2. World Trip Dreams says:

    I am a food lover! Want to try different cuisines on such events. There a lot of pictures from different food, everything looks so delicious! Mmm mhh 🙂

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Welcome fellow foodie. Happy to hear you enjoyed the post. Food is always my favorite part 😉

  3. Natasha Brown says:

    Wow, this event looks amazing! The food looks great, I would love to try the buffalo cauliflower!! Unique entertainment and that art work- WOW!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Oh yes, it was a great event. And the food was fab. The entertainment was not too shabby either. Thanks for checking out the blog 🙂

  4. Melissa says:

    Wow! This looks like quite the event! All of the food looks SO GOOD….especially that burger! Yum!!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Thank you Melissa. It definitely was yum!

  5. Kirti says:

    Wow sounds like a really cool event. Good looks amazing and ambience seems to be perfect with so many love performances. hope you had a great day!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Thanks Kirti. Glad you enjoyed the article. It’s always great to get out and explore local events.

  6. kristal says:

    This is so something I would go to: food, music and art. This looks like so much fun. You look ike you had a blast!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      I sure did have a blast :). Thanks for checking out the review.

  7. Matt says:

    Looks like quite an amazing event. Entertainment, art and OMG, that food. The only downside of these kinds of things is that you have to choose and you can’t simply eat everything . . . well . . . you can give it a good go though. Loved the Hennessy coffee!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      This is so true Matt. We couldn’t try everything but we sure wanted to. The Hennessey coffee drink was fab.

  8. sjonali jain says:

    This looks really fun and entertaining . loved all the pictures and specially the food ones, haha

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Thank you. Glad you enjoyed reading the article.

  9. Lisa K says:

    Some great and diverse food vendors! I like that there was a combo of art, music and other performers. Looks like you had a fabulous time with your mom too:)

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Oh yes. My mom had a great time.

  10. Martha DeMeo says:

    Wow, looks like a great place to visit! The food looks amazing as does all the entertainment. But I’m sure the best part was being able to share it with your mom!!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Yes! Absolutely Martha. The best part besides the food 🙂 was spending the evening with my mom ❤️

  11. Zinny says:

    Looks like you had a great time at the event. The weather has been so unpredictable these days but I’m glad all went well. Thanks for sharing and I hope I’m able to attend their next event.

    http://www.zinnyfactor.com

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words Zinny.

  12. Keynotes From Kennedy says:

    Local food, art, and music is always the best! Looks like you had a really fun time, and with your mother, too!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Oh yes, I really look forward to these summer events. My mom had so much fun!

  13. Jen says:

    I love summertime for reasons like this! The stilt dancers look like so much fun!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Ha ha ha the stilt performers were loads of fun. It was hard catching them for a perfect picture.

  14. Katchutravels (@Katchutravels) says:

    Looks very colorful and festive. Love the cheese dishes!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Thank you so much. Glad you liked the article.

  15. Abhinav says:

    Well, I hope to visit this next year. So many things at one place and nice setting for a wonderful day. Glad your mother liked it.

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      I hope you do get to enjoy this event next year. Thanks for checking it out.

  16. echoesofhervoice says:

    Wonderful post!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Thank you so much 💕

  17. Beautiful Summer Dress Ideas You Need To Get Now! says:

    […] Don’t be afraid to go for a bold color summer dress style. I usually stay away from very bright colors but when I saw this blue turquoise dress at Express I knew I had to try it. What also attracted me to this dress was the beautiful back straps. Who doesn’t want to show off a gorgeous back, right ladies? This dress has been on a heavy rotation for me for the past 2 years and I can’t stop wearing it. It makes me feel so light and breezy and that’s the best summer vibe I look for in a dress. I wore this dress to a recent event at the St. Lawrence Market called Summer Series which took place on the St. Lawrence Market patio. It was the perfect summer event with great food, drinks and entertainment. Check out my review of it here! […]

  18. Niki Bozionelou says:

    OMG!! The food looks so delish! It’s definitely the place for me!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      This was an awesome event 🙂

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