The Scotiabank Convention Centre is hosting the 2014 Niagara Food & Wine Expo from May 2nd – 4th.
The event showcases a number of food, wine, beer & spirit makers. Highlights include gourmet cuisine, wines, celebrity chefs, food trucks, mixologists, as well as spirits and craft breweries from across the globe and from within the Niagara Region.
A Small Sample of Exhibitors:
- Diamond Estates
- Plus 20 more
- Canyon Creek
- Eudora’s Fine Foods
- Milestones Grill & Bar
- Terrapin Grille
Beers & Spirits:
- Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
- Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
Visitors may purchase entry tickets at the door ($15), online or receive them via hotel packages.
Upon entry, visitors can purchase the official currency of the expo: sample tickets. Sample tickets are $1 and come in sheets of 10, with the majority of vendors charging 1-2 tickets per sample. The official Niagara Food & Wine Expo website estimates that $20 of sample tickets will give guests the full culinary & tasting experience offered by the Expo and their respective world class vendors.
The Marriott Niagara Falls Gateway on the Falls, the closest hotel to the expo, is offering a Niagara Food & Wine Expo package that includes one nights accommodations in a Whirlpool Fallsview room, two glasses of wine in the Greatroom Lobby, and two entry tickets ($30 value) to the Niagara Food & Wine Expo (per night of stay).
During Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays this May, the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake are hosting a unique event, dubbed Sip & Sizzle.
The event showcases carefully planned wine and grilled food pairings at 26 wineries in the Niagara-on-the-Lake region.
How it works:
Visitors purchase a touring pass. This pass allows visitors to one VQA wine (made using 100% Ontario-grown grapes) tasting and food pairing at EACH of the 26 member wineries during the event.
An example of food offered at the event:
- Grilled Salmon Tataki, Charred Mushroom Ponzu, Puffed Rice, Cucumber
- Cabernet Franc Smoked Flank Steak, Grilled Marc’s Mushrooms, Charred Tomato Vinaigrette
- Vine Smoked Lake Perch Wrapped in Wild Boar Bacon
- Smoked Balsamic Mennonite Sausage topped with Crisped Parmesan Asparagus Spears
Wine offerings from top NOTL wineries, including:
- Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery: 2012 Grand Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
- Inniskillin Wines: 2012 Niagara Estate Meritage
Passes are valid from 11am – 5pm on May 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 & 23-25 and are $45 per person. However…
The Marriott Niagara Falls Gateway on the Falls is offering a Sip & Sizzle package, with rates starting from $139. The package includes:
$20 off the purchase of two Sip and Sizzle Pairing Passports to 26 Niagara Area Wineries* Regular Price $90
- OR –
$35 off the purchase of two fully guided Sip and Sizzle Tours* including two Sip and Sizzle Pairing Passports and transportation to eight wineries Regular Price $179
For more information on the Sip & Sizzle package visit: http://www.marriottgatewayonthefalls.com/packages/marriott-fallsview-may-special
MSN travel recently released their list of the 50 best tourist spots in the world.
It’s an impressive list that includes Disney World, the Eiffel Tower, Grand Central Terminal, amongst others.
The number one Canadian location?
In addition to being the number one Canadian location, Niagara Falls placed fifth overall.
The Marriott Niagara Falls Gateway on the Falls is also highly rated, winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 award.
With rooms overlooking the Falls, a stay at the Marriott Niagara Falls Gateway on the Falls allows visitors get the best of both worlds— a spectacular view of Niagara Falls along with the world class, award winning accommodations provided by the Marriott Niagara Falls Gateway on the Falls.
Whether you are staying with us or looking for something to do on your getaway to Niagara Falls, there are always tons of things to do in the region. A unique event is visiting Niagara Falls, as it has been for the past 20 years.
Join the Niagara Divers’ Association as they present their 20th Annual Shipwrecks Symposium “Shipwrecks 2014.” Visit Centennial High School on April 5th for all things shipwrecks.
If you are interested in the fascinating world behind shipwrecks and want to learn more than make your way to Shipwrecks 2014. With presentations by world renowned shipwrecks experts, these guest speakers and local speakers will leave you amazed by shipwrecks.
Mike Fletcher-The Shipwreck that Changed My Life
Dr. Charles E. Herdendorf- The Science of the Treasure Ship SS Central America
Cris Kohl / Joan Forsberg – The Great Storm of 1913
David Trotter – Taking New York by Storm
Mike & Georgann Wachter – Armored Warriors of the Deep
If you are interested in Shipwrecks and are looking for an educational Saturday then make your way to Shipwrecks 2014. The event has been going on for 20 years and will not disappoint. Included in your attendance at this event is a lunch, refreshments and door prizes.
For more details visit http://www.niagaradivers.com/shipwrecks/sw2014/sw2014index.html.
Spring is here and Valentine’s Day is a thing of the past, but that does not mean you can’t celebrate your romance with that special someone.
YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:
• Fallsview all-you-can-eat hot buffet breakfast for two featuring made-to-order omelettes
• $25 dining voucher for Milestones Grill + Bar Fallsview Restaurant* (on-site)
• $40* towards dinner at the Terrapin Grille Fallsview Restaurant
• Free Wi-Fi Internet for the duration of your stay
• VIP Tour and Tasting Passes to three (3) Niagara Wineries (Peller Estates, Trius by Hillebrans, Thirty Bench Wineries)
Take a guided tour and enjoy a tasting at three of Niagara’s biggest wineries. Embrace the vineyard and the beauty behind a winery as you experience the extensive work put into care taking for a vineyard. After your winery tour is done visit Terrapin Grille or Milestones Grill + Bar for a delicious hand crafted meal. With tons to do in the warmer months, pack your agenda with activities offered by Niagara Parks.Your getaway can be relaxing as you enjoy eachother’s company in the beautiful city of Niagara Falls.
To book your package visit http://www.marriottgatewayonthefalls.com/packages/romance-niagara-style.
If you want an excuse to come visit Niagara Falls or already have a trip planned and want something to do…look no further. The ‘Imagine’ Magic Show at the Greg Frewin Theater is a sure way to leave you satisfied at the end of your trip.
The theater has over 600 seats and is located in the middle of Niagara Falls. With all sorts of seating preferences, available for all budgets this event can be a family favourite.
Greg Frewin earned his title by winning first place in all of the World’s top magic competitions, which has never been duplicated by any magician. With his own theater in Niagara Falls, his Las Vegas Style Magical Review features tigers and a whole lot of imagination.
Grab the family for this fun and unique evening with the opportunity to meet Greg Frewin himself and his majestic tigers.
For more details visit http://www.gregfrewintheatre.com/show/index/.
With spring around the corner and March Break quickly approaching, planning some activities seems stressful. We made it easier with these suggestions of some unique and fun things to do when you visit Niagara Falls with your family. Niagara Parks is all about embracing Niagara Falls and all it has to offer, so get out and see the city for yourself!
Be prepared for bursts of colour and beautiful flowers at the Floral Showhouse. With tropical plant species on display, tropical birds singing and floral shows that reflect the changing seasons, this show will remind you of the upcoming warmer months. If you need a winter pick me up, check out the Floral Showhouse this coming March Break!
Journey Behind the Falls
For a truly unforgettable experience of Niagara Falls, the Journey Behind the Falls is the must see attraction. Stand where the mist hits from the bottom of the Horseshoe Falls and experience the Falls in a different way.
Experience over 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies flying freely around and above you at the Butterfly Conservatory. With a rainforest setting, waterfalls, ponds and much more, live the life of a butterfly for a day! The self-guided walking tour will have you learning all about butterflies and their first flight.
If you want to take your family on an adventurous and unique trip, all while making memories visit Niagara Parks’s attractions this March Break!
For more details and ticket information check out http://www.niagaraparks.com/niagara-falls-attractions/