And Food is Life at Burnbrae Farms Culinary Academy which brings top Chefs to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto's annual agricultural and equine fair. On Saturday, November 10, 2018 we learn from Chef Elia Herrera, Executive Chef at Los Colibris as we cook turkey stuffed roasted poblano pepper. The cooking is usually done in pairs, but you can go it alone if need be.
Our prep areas at the Burnbrae Culinary Academy
Our culinary teacher and her helpful host
Chef Elia Herrera with Ann
Taking part in a cooking lesson from dedicated professionals is highly recommended and we really enjoyed it. It was also easy to follow along as they provided all the ingredients, ready to go. As part of the ticket price we also got to keep our apron and also took home a bag to hold our free spice and almanac. Plus we got to eat our creation! Chef Elia was born in Cordoba, Veracruz-Mexico and came to Canada in 2003 and on Saturday, November 10 she joined Eden Hagos, Craig Harding and Rob Gentile in providing the classes at the Royal.
You can tell it is a Fair because there are candy apples and cotton candy
The annual Royal Fair and Royal Horse Show started November 2, 2018 and continues until November 11 in Exhibition Place at the Enercare Centre, Coca-Cola Arena and in the Horse Palace. The event is very family friendly and there is always so much going on that coming back to the show a couple times is a great option when looking for things to do in Toronto.
No go the first time
The team masters the jump on the second try
At the Horse Show Saturday's matinee included a dog and pony challenge and the U-25 Jumper Stake and Championship while Saturday night featured the Longines FEI World Cup Toronto. Sunday will have the Ontario Toyota Dealers Royal Rodeo starting at 1pm. When you see the horse jumping you see how much the jumping team and the crowd really become invested in the progress of the team. They take it hard when a horse hits a jump and knocks down a beam, or in some cases when the horse doesn't want to do the jump and almost sends the rider flying.
See more of the fair after the jump.
Dairy cow competitions
Horse jumping at the U-25 event
Three horse, unicorn competitions
You can see livestock including chickens and other animals at the petting zoos
A butter pig wallows in a butter bath
The Coca-Cola Coliseum
Definitely drop by the Horse Palace. The practice ring is well used and has plenty of bench seating available and the horses and stables are full of animals and carriages.
Venders for both equine and many other fashion, equipment and food choices were available throughout the Enercare Centre