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Decadence 2013 – A Celebration of Icewine and Chocolate

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The Canadian Food and Wine Institute at Niagara College is opening its doors on Saturday February 16th for an unparalleled celebration in chocolate and Icewine: Decadence! In its third year, Decadence features a National Student Pastry Competition, free family activities and events, free seminars with Food Network chefs including Anna Olson and Carl Heinrich, and so much more! With a full day of free family fun and the opportunity to watch a local “kitchen stadium” in action, you can be certain that this is an event not to be missed!

So what can you get up to on the day of? Check out our list of must-see elements of this amazing event:

FREE Chocolate Theatre Schedule:

11:00AM – Chef Mark Picone & NC Teaching Winery Assistant Wine Maker Gavin Robertson
12:00PM – Food Network Celebrity Anna Olson
1:00PM – Cacao Barry Chocolate Ambassador & World Chocolate Master Joseph Montinaro
2:00PM – Chef David Penny & Debi Pratt from Inniskillin
3:00PM –Top Chef Canada’s Carl Heinrich

Wine and Beer Tasting Seminars:

$10 per person
decadence@niagaracollege.ca to save your seat!

12:00PM – Icewine Cocktails with students of the Wine & Viticulture Program
1:30PM – Beer Cocktails with students of the Brewing Program
3:00PM – Beer, Wine & Food pairings with Brewmaster Jon Downing, Sommelier Jennifer Wilhelm, and Chef Professor Alan Kerr

FREE Live Ice Carving with Ross Navarro 

FREE Facepainting

FREE Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

FREE Skyhunters Birds of Prey 

Make sure to check out the Balloon Making, Glitter Tattoos at the Wine Visitor Education Centre and the Magician! 

Chocolate “Mini-Manis” from Niagara Waters Spa 

Chocolate Kids Camps

Decadence is all about chocolate and what better group to entice with the food of the gods than your kids! Kids love making food in the kitchen… especially when that food is inspired and infused with chocolate!

Enroll your kids in this one hour class designed for children where they will have fun and learn all about chocolate from the expert Chef Professors at the Canadian Food and Wine Institute. Chefs Avi Hollo and Phillipe Corbierre will get everyone excited about cooking with chocolate and not to worry, they are experts! This is a safe and fun activity in a controlled kitchen environment… safety is our first concern.

Each student will receive a Decadence Apron and Official Decadence Chef Hat as a great souvenir of their fun adventure!

Please inquire as soon as you arrive, space is extremely limited!

Where: Culinary Labs HT 104 and HT 105
When: Classes are at 10:30am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm (each is 1 hour long)
Age Groups: 7-9 and 10-13
Cost: $10 per child

And believe it or not… there is more! You can Dine at Decadence too!

Decadence BBQ with Ted Reader, Godfather of the Grill

Unleash and enjoy this feast! BBQ of epic proportions by the master… it doesn’t get any better than this!

Decadence Bake Shops

Throughout Decadence you will be able to indulge in delicious bake goods prepared by the team at the Canadian Food and Wine Institute. All baked goods will be 1, 2 or 3 tickets.

Decadence Brunch

Sunday February 17
Seatings at 11:00am & 1:00pm

Fresh Fruit – Fresh Baked Chocolate Pastries – Yogurt and Creme Fraiche
Poached Eggs with Pingue Prosciutto, Arugula and Icewine Hollandaise
Confit of Trout with Icewine Candied Bacon and Caper Fried Potatoes
Spinach and Feta Fritatta with Oven Dried Tomatoes and Olive Oil
Icewine Apple and Pecan Stuffed Pork Loin with Cauliflower Yuko Potato Hash
Thyme Roast Chicken Breast with Hand Rolled Gnocchi and Dark Chocolate Mole

Icewine and Chocolate Trio of:
White Chocolate Trifle with Carmelized Apple Cake
Milk Chocolate Tiramisu
Raspberry Icewine Poached Pear with Dark Chocolate Anglaise

Tickets $30 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity.
905-641-2252 ext. 4619 to get your tickets today!

The Author

Allie Hughes is the wine and culinary contributor to Naturally in Niagara, feasting on the decadent experience that is life in this region. With a fine wine sensibility honed at the International Sommelier Guild, Allie is taking the journey of Niagara by the glass with you with each new taste. Allie is also the creative mind behind the marketing of the Canadian Food and Wine Institute, and owner of Hughes & Co., a boutique social strategy firm.

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