Friday, 28 September 2012

Savour Elgin Presents ElginLicious!

Savour Elgin is pleased to host the first ever ElginLicious event Oct. 12 -21 2012.

ElginLicious is an opportunity to take advantage of the area’s restaurants, wineries, specialty food shops and agri-tourism destinations at three great price points. Special promotions will be running at $10, $15 and $25 at participating Savour Elgin businesses. ElginLicious is unique to all other "licious" events in that it is not exclusive to just restaurants offering three course menus, but includes culinary experiences of all types.

"This is an opportunity for you and your friends and family to get out and explore all that Elgin County has to offer in the fall," said Savour Elgin Coordinator Kate Burns. "Take a wagon ride, pick a bushel of crisp red apples, get lost in a corn maze, tour a winery, sample some hand-made fudge or fill your belly with a hearty meal made with fresh local ingredients."

See below for a list of participating Savour Elgin locations:

2012 ElginLicious Promotions

Great Lakes Farms
$10Piece of apple pie, a drink, access to the grounds (tractor ride, corn maze, play area) and 2.5lb of pick-your-own apples.

Railways City Brewing $10A 2 person tour and sample with glass promotion.

Farmgate Markets $10Lunch special - deli sandwich, homemade salad, and drink.

Rush Creek Wines $10Tour for 2 people with 3 food pairings and goodie bag plus 2 - $5 gift certificates $20 value(Tours must be booked in advance on regular tour dates.)
Mad Hatters Tea Room
Traditional High Tea $10 (reg. $15).

Steed & Company $10Lavender jam sampler package.

Harbourtown Fudge $15Buy one pound of fudge for $15 (regularly $16) and get a quarter pound free. Over 20 different flavours, featuring our Pumpkin Pie Fudge during the ElginLicious campaign.

Heritage Line Herbs $15Gourmet pizza, a drink, dessert and a blend of your choice - $21.95 value.

Howes Family Farm Market $15Pink, white, orange, flat cinderella pumpkins - 3 pumpkins and 5 squash.

Kettle Creek Inn $15Pork wonton appetizer, lunch special and beverage.

Killer Desserts & Cafe $15Choice of any of our Deli Style Sandwiches, plus a sampling of one of our Homemade Soups, choice of any of our Desserts with Coffee or Tea regular price $24.26.

Pinecroft $15Choice of daily special with a soup tasting, dessert and beverage for $15. Regular value $24.85.

Windjammer Inn $15Lunch - choice of entrée with salad or cup of soup and dessert.

Arts & Cookery Bank $25Lost Arts - Pie Baking Class Oct 16th - check the
website for more information.

Quai du Vin Winery $25A bottle of our Riesling 2011, a bottle of our Merlot 2010, wrapped up, with a corkscrew included, savings of $10.

Windjammer Inn $253 course dinner.

Rubys CookhouseStay tuned for their giveaway.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Share Your Experience Contest Winner

Congratulations to the 'Share Your Experience in Elgin County & St. Thomas' contest winner Lynn Boaz of Ilderton! Her winning submission can be seen below! Make sure to visit this blog over the next several weeks to read some of the other great entries that were received this summer!

Contest Winner: Lynn Boaz, Ilderton
Long summer days, 3 kids at home and nothing to do. Sound familiar? That’s when I hopped in the car and drove down to the Silver Birch Tea Room, a little place east of Aylmer that I had seen advertised in a magazine somewhere. Except for Port Stanley, this was my first trip south of the 401 even though I live only 10 minutes north of London. But I just didn’t think there was much down that way frankly. Boy was I wrong. As soon as we exited the highway the excited started. The landscape was so pretty and activities seemed abundant. Did people really sell apples out of a mini-van sized apple core? What was this place that looked like a ghost town at the side of the road? Was that really an authentic Mexican food store? We pressed on. The tea room took our breath away. Tables nestled in a beautiful garden, complete with waterfall and a tiny rock bridge for girls like mine to dream on. Long grasses blew gently in the wind and the different garden patches (butterfly, Japanese, medicinal) opened up the imaginations of my little ones and created much story telling over lunch. It was amazing. The food was great and the little store on the property allowed for some shopping for me too! I’ll be back, to the tea room, to the Mexican food store and definitely to the "ghost town". As a matter of fact Clovermead is next on my to-do list!