Sips, Sounds & Bites
Visit Sprucewood Shores every Sunday to enjoy live entertainment on the patio overlooking beautiful Lake Erie or nestled in the vineyard. Enjoy tapas (hor d’oeuvres) prepared by a different chef every week from 1pm-4pm. Sip on a glass of wine or their signature sangrias with their picnic baskets and soak in the music and view.
Local Summer Menu at Enzo’s Launches
Every year starting June 1, Enzo’s Trattoria puts out a Summer Menu and a House Specialties Menu. The great thing about the Summer Menu is that it uses only local produce grown in Leamington. It’s another great way a local restaurant is supporting local.
You can view the menus here.
Drinks of Walkerville Walking Tour
Another edition of our popular Drinks of Walkerville walking tour takes place on June 1, 2013. Participants will take a tour through the historic Canadian Club Heritage Brand Centre, learning all about the history of Hiram Walker and the beginnings of the world famous whiskey maker. After a few samples Canadian Club, we stroll through town that Hiram built, learning about other historic architecture and folklore before stopping for a tour and sampling of some brews at Walkerville Brewery. We then make our way to The Willistead to continue the sampling.
Tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased here. As of this post being written, only 6 tickets remain so act fast!
WindsorEats Presents a Cooking Demo at the Downtown Windsor Farmers Market
Visit the Downtown Windsor Farmers Market on June 1 for the first in a series of cooking demos presented by WindsorEats. On the first Saturday of each month, a local chef will be creating a dish live on site using products from the market exclusively.
The chef for June 1 will be David Dimoglou of The Willistead. The one hour demo will start at 11:00am.
Futures Vintage Tasting at Colio Estate Winery
June 1 is a busy day! Visit Colio Estate Winery in Harrow for their Futures Vintage Tasting. Join Colio’s host and winemaker, Lawrence Buhler, and experience an exclusive hour long tasting featuring their most anticipated aromatic whites from the 2012 vintage, which are taken directly from the tank.
Be the first to taste these future white wines before they are released to the general public for sale in the Colio stores or in the LCBO. Tasting Sessions Available at: 12:30pm, 2:00pm and 3:30pm for a maximum 20 people per tour. Cost is $10 per person.
When you attend the Futures Vintage Tasting you will be able to take advantage of Colio’s Lot Sales, where wines can be purchased in 6 or 12 bottle lots at a 20% savings.
Call 519-738-2241 to reserve your space today and tell them WindsorEats sent you.
Grand Tasting Event at Colchester Ridge Estate Winery
Looking for more to do on June 1? Take a guided tasting with Colchester Ridge Estate Winery’s very own winemaker, Bernard Gorski. The small Lot reserves are on the tasting table for two days only: June 1 and 2, 2013, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Taste the Grand CREW 2008 Cab/Merlot and 2008 CREW Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve for only $10.00
Rock Bottom Golf Classic
Pints for Paws
Enjoy 7 beer sampling and appetizers at Rock Bottom as they host Pints for Paws, a fundraiser for the Windsor-Essex County Humane Society. Doors open at 6:30pm with drinks at 7:00pm on June 7, 2013. Tickets are $40 per person and available at http://pintsforpaws-eorg.eventbrite.ca/
Must be 19 and over to attend.
Girls’ Night Out – Belly Dance Diva
It’s another Girls’ Night Out on Friday, June 7, 2013! Colio Estate Winery is proud to present their latest Girls’ Night Out event, “Become a Belly Dance Diva”. Grab a friend and head out for a fun evening of wine, dance, nibbles and shopping! As well there’s a chance to win door prizes. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass.
Never done belly dancing? That’s ok! This is a women only event (sorry guys). A friendly instructor will guide you through some basic moves and simple choreography and she will provide everyone with a hip scarf (they look good on everyone). No need to feel self-conscious (especially after some wine and laughter)!
The event is from 7:00pm to 10:00pm $23 per person in advance or $25 at the door (limited-please call ahead to see if any spaces are available).
The evening will start with a sparkling reception at 7:00pm, followed by a guided tour of the winery. After the tour it’s time for wine tasting and nibbles. Then you’ll strap on your hip scarves, break into groups and learn to belly dance. You will then test your memory with some pop culture trivia for a chance to win prizes.
Carrousel by the River
Visit the Windsor Riverfront Plaza from June 7-9, 2013 for the Carrousel by the River. The opening ceremonies for take place at the main Festival Stage at 6:30 p.m. on June 7 to kick off “Windsor Night” featuring the most exciting, up – and – coming bands in and around the Windsor area. It is sure to be a high energy, all night party. Complete with ethnic cuisine from across the globe, it’s the precursor to the Carrousel of Nations later in June.
For more information visit www.carrouselofnations.ca
Bikes & Beers Cycling Tour
Like beer? Than you’ll love our Bikes & Beers Cycling Tour on June 8, 2013. Cycle through Windsor sampling beers at local pubs and breweries. We’ll be visiting Walkerville Brewery for some of their great brews, Motor Burger for their in-house nano brewery, Motor Craft Ales, and Rock Bottom to sample some of their 30 beers on tap.
Tickets are $60 each and can be purchased here.
You Gotta Eat Here! Films Jack’s Gastropub
John Catucci and his ‘You Gotta Eat Here!” gang are heading back to Windsor-Essex to film Jack’s Gastropub on June 13 and 14, 2013. Details are not 100% confirmed, so stay tuned to WindsorEats and we’ll let you know which of the two days (if not both) are open to the public.
One of Windsor-Essex’s most beloved festivals, Carrousel of Nations offers visitors unique opportunities to explore the Windsor region’s cultural diversity.
Over the weekends of June 14-16 and 21-23, 2013, ethno-cultural groups open their cultural centres in celebration of their country. Visitors can delight in the tastes, sounds and traditions of these cultures as they present the greatest music, dance, history, art, and especially the food of their country. One warning – once you start indulging in Polish pierogis, German sausages, Italian pasta, and Romanian pastries – it will be difficult to stop!
This first weekend enjoy the villages of the following cultures:
For full details, including locations of each cultural village, visit www.carrouselofnations.ca
Lunch and Golf with Colchester Ridge Estate Winery
On Saturday, June 15, 2013, CREW is hosting the ultimate steak sandwich experience topped with blue cheese, grilled onions, mushrooms and peppers. Oh the experience will be mouth watering! Served with a Caesar or garden salad. Chicken and veggie available on request.
With this sandwich you will also receive 9 holes of golf at Canada’s southernmost golf course, Oxley Golf Course. All this for only $30 per person. Contact CREW at 519-738-9800 and tell them WindsorEats sent you.
Father’s Day: June 16, 2013
Grab some steaks at The Butcher of Kingsville or Fred’s Farm Fresh or some Berkshire pork at Wagner Orchards & Estate Winery and throw them on the grill to celebrate Pops.
If you’re not wanting to cook for him yourself use our patio finder and have a family dinner at a restaurant to enjoy dining al fresco.
Restaurant not your thing? Enjoy a Fathers Day Brunch from 11:30am to 1:30 pm aboard the Macassa Bay with Windsor River Cruises. Enjoy a delicious and extensive brunch all while enjoying a cruise on the worlds busiest international heritage waterway, the Detroit River. Cost is $35 per person including taxes.
An Evening with Wiser’s at Mezzo Ristorante
On June 20, 2013, join Mezzo Ristorante for a unique sampling with Hiram Walker’s master blender Dr. Don Livermore. Chef Michael Barlozzari has created an amazing six course tasting to accompany the finest in Wiser’s products. The dinner starts at 7:00pm while the live Jazz trio plays in the background. Reservations needed and be sure to tell them WindsorEats sent you.
Here is a peek at the meal for the evening:
- Soup: Roasted butternut squash & mutza apple soup topped with vanilla infused cream paired with Wiser’s Small Batch
- Springrolls: Stuffed with mango & banana & mascarpone with a coriander spiced aioli paired with Wiser’s legacy
- Pollo: Grilled cajun chicken over a rye bread stuffing with coriander, anis and citrus zest paired with Lot 40
- Tenderloin: pork tenderloin stuffed with apples, pears, walnuts and raisons with a Wiser’s jus paired with Wiser’s 18
- Morrocan spiced encrusted beef tenderloin tips with chipotle mash paired with Wiser’s Spiced
- Cherry cheesecake with port wine caramel paired with Wiser’s Manhattan
Carrousel of Nations continues for its second weekend with villages of the following cultures:
In the immortal words of Freddie Mercury: “Get on your bikes and ride!” On June 22, 2013, WindsorEats hosts another of our provincial and national award winning Wine Trail Ride cycling tours. We’ll be visiting Colio Estate Winery, Cooper’s Hawk Vineyard and Oxley Estate Winery for tastings and tours and then we’ll be finishing it off with a wonderful meal.
Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased here. We also have single and tandem bikes available for rent. Still not sure? See what people are saying about us on TripAdvisor to help make up your mind.
This June 24, 2013, join Windsor River Cruises for the annual Summerfest Target Fireworks where you’ll enjoy a dinner buffet and spectacular view of one of the largest fireworks displays in North America. Tickets are $112.95 including taxes. The ship departs Lakeview Marina.
On Saturday, June 29, 2013, enjoy WindsorEats’ newest culinary and culture walking tour, the Old Sandwich Town Walking Tour.
Take a walk through history. Considered one of the oldest, most historically significant settlements in Ontario, Old Sandwich Town, is home to some of Ontario’s oldest and most important buildings. Visit sites where General Isaac Brock and Chief Tecumseh planned strategic battles in the War of 1812. Have a pint at one of the oldest remaining and continuously run taverns in Ontario. We’ll even visit Rock Bottom Bar and Grill which has 30 beers on tap.
Ticket prices are $45 per person and can be purchased here.