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Sustainable Farm to Table: A Literary Dinner

Why is sustainable food important? Savour a 3-course meal with wine pairings while enjoying an insightful conversation about the importance of local food with Andrew Coppolino, author of Farm To Table, Ian Middleton executive chef at the Hub, and producer Ryan Bergman from Loco Fields.
This unique dinner experience will give you an intimate view on how Farm To Table came together, a book that was named one of the most anticipated cookbooks of the year from Canadian Food Bloggers. Attendees will not only have the chance to listen to this unique conversation and enjoy the 3-course meal with wine pairings inspired by Andrew's book, but they will also have the opportunity to ask Andrew questions and pick up— and have signed—a copy of Farm To Table.
CBC columnist Andrew Coppolino’s passion lies in promoting the amazing cooks, restaurateurs, farmers, and producers in Waterloo Region and Wellington and Perth counties. If he had to, Andrew would eat pizza for the rest of his life. Luckily, he has more than one option as the food columnist with the Kitchener Post and CBC Radio. He holds a Master’s degree in English literature from the University of Waterloo and has taught at UW, the universities of Guelph, Toronto, and Toledo, Conestoga College, and at the Stratford Chefs School. Coppolino was a restaurant reviewer and columnist with the Waterloo Region Record and Grand and Taste magazines, and is co-author of Cooking with Shakespeare. Coppolino doesn’t just like food, he loves it. Perhaps that’s why he has published in a variety of magazines, from Restaurants Canada to Hotelier magazine. When he’s not taking the culinary world by storm, you can find Andrew volunteering as a coach with the Kitchener Soccer Club.
About Farm to Table - The Stratford Chefs School has trained accomplished chefs for decades, and the stories in this book speak to how the school has also shaped the culinary landscape in Perth County, Ontario. Farm to Table pairs Stratford Chefs School alumni chefs with one of their favourite food producers for a culinary adventure through Perth County.   
Inside, you’ll find beloved recipes from head chefs at favourite Perth County restaurants, along with photos by renowned photographer Terry Manzo, and profiles written by CBC food columnist Andrew Coppolino. This compilation of recipes from some of the most celebrated local graduates of the Stratford Chefs School takes you inside the lessons they learned at the school, making this book a staple of every Canadian kitchen.
"Farm to Table not only features recipes from some of the region's most celebrated graduates of the Stratford Chefs School, but also includes fascinating interviews with these chefs conducted by CBC food columnist Andrew Coppolino, and striking imagery provided by photographer and SCS alumna Terry Manzo." 
—Eleanor Kane, Stratford Chefs School Co-founder
“This is a drop-dead gorgeous book whose recipes made me salivate and whose photos were stunning. I loved the stories behind the recipes and foods... ”
—Janet Cousineau, Librarian (Canada)

When:  Friday Oct. 25th, 2019
Where: Stratford Chefs School, Stratford, Stratford
Cost: $75/Per person
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Contact: Stratford Writers Festival
stratfordwritersfestival.com



Stratford Chefs School Dinner Series

Under the tutelage of professional chefs from our community and across the globe, Stratford Chefs School students prepare and serve innovative four to six course dinner menus to the public.

Tuesday through Saturday from 6:30pm | Prix fixe menus change daily.

Dinners include wine pairings and coffee or tea |  $70 - $90 per person + taxes.

Reservations Required.

Visit website for menus and to make reservations: www.stratfordchef.com or call 519.271.1414.

When: Open Tue. to Sat.
from Oct. 22nd to Dec. 14th, 2019
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford
Cost: $70-$90 + taxes/Per person
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Contact: 519-271-1414
www.stratfordchef.com



Once Were Brothers ( special guest Producer Peter Raymont)

Directed by Daniel Roher and executive produced by Peter Raymont and Steve Ord from White Pine Pictures alongside Martin Scorsese, Brian Grazer, and Ron Howard, Once Were Brothers follows Robertson from his early life in Toronto and on the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve, in Southern Ontario, to the creation of legendary roots-rock group The Band.

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band blends rare archival footage, photography, iconic songs, and interviews with some of Robertson’s friends and collaborators — including Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Peter Gabriel, Taj Mahal, Dominique Robertson, and Ronnie Hawkins — to explore the six-decade career of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer behind anthems like “The Weight,” “Up on Cripple Creek,” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.”

With a Q&A with Executive Producer Peter Raymont

When:  Friday Oct. 25th, 2019
Where: Stratford City Hall, Stratford
Cost: $15/Non-Members, $13/Members
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Stratford Chocolate Trail

EXPLORING THE CHOCOLATE TRAIL BURNS CALORIES.
GOOD THING.

The Chocolate Trail is a self-guided tour that introduces you to our world-famous confectioners and bakers.  You’ll get to sample our decadent treats and meet the makers who craft these indulgences year round.  

Purchase your Chocolate Trail Pass in person at the Stratford Tourism office, which includes vouchers that entitle you to choose six of the stops on a self-guided tour.  The Chocolate Trail is offered year-round and is valid for 1 week from date of purchase. You can also give a gift certificate that the recipient can redeem for a Stratford Chocolate Trail Pass — those can be purchased online or in person. 

Limited availability on Sundays and Mondays.

When: Open Tue. to Sat.
from Apr. 2nd to Dec. 22nd, 2019
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford
Cost: $30/Per pass plus HST
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Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
visitstratford.ca/chocolatetrail



The Neverending Story

FIND YOURSELF IN A WORLD OF FANTASY

Hiding in a closet to avoid school bullies, ten-year-old Bastian becomes immersed in a strangely compelling book: the tale of a hero’s quest to save the realm of Fantastica from the encroaching terror of the Nothing. But is Bastian just a reader of this extraordinary story – or a vital part of it?

When:  Friday Oct. 25th, 2019
Where: Avon Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
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Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



The Crucible

ONE MAN’S SIN. EVERYONE’S TRAGEDY

In the Puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts, farmer John Proctor has been conducting an illicit relationship with a young woman in his employ. His refusal to take responsibility for his actions leads to an epidemic of fear and suspicion that engulfs the guilty and the innocent alike.

When:  Friday Oct. 25th, 2019
Where: Avon Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
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Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



2019 Boar's Head Entertainment

Thorn and Roses -- A high energy trio featuring a striking blend of three part harmonies and traditional instruments with a contemporary twist. 

When:  Friday Oct. 25th, 2019
Where: Boar's Head Pub, Stratford
Cost: Free
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Contact: 519-271-1400
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Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail

Bacon and Ale - two of life's greatest creations!  You'll gain a whole new appreciation for your favourite obsessions.  This self-guided walking trail includes vouchers that you can use at 5 stops.  Each voucher will entitle you to a "tasting" of a unique bacon and ale inspired treat and the chance to speak to Stratford and area's culinary stars while visiting our unique restaurants and retail locations.  This trail is offered year round and is valid for one week (7 days) from the date of purchase.  Bacon and Ale Trail gift certificates are great for birthday and anniversary gifts, which can be redeemable at a later date. 

Limited availability on Sundays and Mondays.
 

When: Open Tue. to Sat.
from Apr. 2nd to Dec. 22nd, 2019
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford
Cost: $30/Per pass plus HST
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Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
visitstratford.ca/bacontrail



Elizabeth Van Den Broeck Exhibition

Elizabeth Van Den Broeck, celebrating her "Creative Process" exhibition is the keeper of Huron County's most beautiful secrets: her way of telling them begins with a camera and a pair of hip waders, often traipsing through the landscape she loves while everyone else is sleeping. An entrepreneurial artist of singular focus, Elizabeth studied Fine Art at Sheridan College and Art History at the University of Toronto, before returning to Goderich to capture the simultaneous tranquility and vitality that she perceives in the landscape of Huron County. In 1992, she opened her own gallery and with her increasing commitments as a business owner, wife, mother and community leader, time spent devoted to the creation of art has been a challenge. Recently Elizabeth began to document her creative process on social media, exploring photography, encaustic, oil, acrylic, pastel and printmaking. Her commitment to beauty in the unassuming reveals a lifelong love and understanding of her homeland, as well as a skill built upon by steady practice, for which she has received many awards. (Image: Elizabeth Van Den Broeck, "Blue Pine" 2017, soft pastel on paper)

When: Open Sun., Wed. to Sat.
from Oct. 23rd to Nov. 10th, 2019
Where: Agora Gallery, Stratford
Cost: Free
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Contact: 519-508-8700
agoragallery.ca