Enjoy Award Winning Wines with guest Padma Lakshmi

On November 2nd, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and WineAlign present an epicurean wine tasting dinner celebrating the winning wines from the 2012 Royal Wine Competition.

Padma Lakshmi

Special Guest – Padma Lakshmi

Mix & mingle over a glass of wine with Padma Lakshmi and other food & wine aficionados in the Royal Vineyard from 8:00-8:30 pm.

Emmy nominated Padma Lakshmi is known internationally as a food expert, television host, model and award-winning author. Lakshmi can be seen on the Food Network as the host of “Top Chef”.

At 8:30 pm, head to the Royal Court Restaurant, where gourmet cuisine will be paired with winning wines from the competition. Master Sommelier John Szabo – Head Judge of the 2012 Royal Wine Competition – will lead the tasting and speak to the elements of the competition and the wines that came out on top.

These exclusive tickets are priced at $100 for a three course meal including wine pairings.

Our wine dinner events have been consistently and quickly selling out. If you are interested in attending then we advise you to purchase your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

First Course

Roasted heirloom beet caprese salad with mozzarella di buffala, pistachio pesto, shaved candy cane beets

Main Course

48 hour braised beef short ribs with cauliflower mash, carrot bundle, pickled honey mushrooms, parmesan frico, port jus

Fish alternative

Grilled steelhead trout, mustard and parsley crushed celery root, bacon wrapped celery bundle and salsa verde


Dark and white chocolate terrina with nutella and toasted hazelnut brittle

Coffee & Tea

Date and Time:
November 2, 2012.
Mix and Mingle – 8:00pm in the Royal Vineyard
Dinner – 8:30 in the Royal Court Restaurant

Heritage Court – Direct Energy Centre – Exhibition Place
100 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3C3

The Royal Agricultural Winter FairAbout the Royal:

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF) is a 10-day long event, starting November 2nd, 2012.  “The Royal” began as the largest and most prestigious agricultural exposition in North America.  It has since evolved into a multi-faceted event with four primary focuses, touching Canadian and international communities:  competition, entertainment, commerce and education.  The Royal also maintains a strong focus on “farm to fork” and agricultural sustainability.  More than 300,000 visitors are welcomed annually, and with The Royal celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2012, this year’s Fair will be a massive party reaching all corners of Toronto and Canada. Visit us at www.royalfair.org

About Padma

Emmy nominated Padma Lakshmi is known internationally as a food expert, award-winning author, television host, model and actor.  Lakshmi can be seen on the Food Network as the host of “Top Chef”.

Lakshmi established herself as a food expert early on in her career, having hosted two successful cooking shows and writing a best-selling cookbook Easy Exotic, for which she won the International Versailles Event for best cookbook by a first time writer.  Lakshmi followed this success with the publication of her second cookbook, Tangy, Tart, Hot & Sweet, released by Weinstein Books which has over 150 recipes from around the world alongside intriguing personal memoirs. In addition to her food writing, she has contributed to such magazines as American Vogue, Gourmet and British and American Harper’s Bazaar.  Visit: www.Padma Lakshmi.com