Here are a few foodie events happening in Windsor and Essex County in the coming week:

Wine Trail Ride
October 17, 2009
It’s our award winning (I love saying that!) Wine Trail Ride!  Join us for the last Wine Trail Ride of the year and find out what all the hype is about.  We will be visiting Aleksander Estate Winery, Black Bear Farms and Estate Winery and Mastronardi Estate Winery.  Tickets are $25 and include tastings, tours, a meal made with Essex County products and our cheeky guide Chico.  Tickets can be purchased on the WindsorEats shop

Wine on the Wild Side
October 17, Pelee Island Winery
Celebrate Migration Festival with Wine on the Wild Side.   There are only 100 tickets available. Tickets available at Pelee Island Winery and are $30.00 per person (cash or cheque only).  Dinner starts at 6pm and the menu includes: moose, quail, Lake Erie perch and trout, two salads , and garlic potatoes.

Food, Talk or What the Bleep Should I Eat?
October 23, 2009
Community organized luncheon catered by Taloola Cafe, Taste Bud Food, Nancy George.  Six local women will join Nettie Wiebe to speak about food and how it embodies our most basic connection to each other and earth. We will learn that how we shop, cook, eat and drink can help save ourselves as well as the planet.  All Saints Parish Hall, 330 City Hall Square.  RSVP by October 16 by calling 519-253-3000 x3727 .  More information at

Planting Hope and Cooking Culture
October 28, 2009
This year’s Distinguished Visitor in Women’s Studies is Nettie Wiebe, a philosopher from University of Saskatchewan and a farmer who is known internationally for her work organizing women farmers. She will be presenting the topic “Planting Hope and Cooking Culture: Women set the table for a healthier food system.”   The dinner is on October 28 at the Caboto and tickets are $60.00. More information at